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ADA1O1 (Grade 9 - Open Course)

This course provides opportunities for students to explore dramatic forms such as tableau, skits, improvisation, rants and monologues.  They will explore techniques, using material from a wide range of sources and cultures. Students will use the elements of drama to examine situations and issues that are relevant to their lives. Students will create, perform, discuss, and analyse drama, and then reflect on the experiences to develop an understanding of themselves, the art form, and the world around them.

Course note: No prior drama experience is required to take this course.

 

ADA1OF  (Grade 9 - Extended French Open Course)

This course is for students in the Extended French program. It provides an ideal opportunity for students to continue to develop fluency as they read and present authentic French-Canadian legends, perform their own short scripts and role play prepared and improvised skits.  Students partake in collaborative and communication based games and activities to simultaneously learn about drama while gaining a better understanding of French culture.  This acceleration of the language learning is an engaging way to work with peers through creating, performing, discussing, and analysing drama while developing comprehension, communication and oral presentation skills that will be transferable to other Extended French subjects.  

Course note: No prior drama experience is required to take this course.  (French is the language of instruction.)


ADA2O1 (Grade 10 - Open Course)

This course provides opportunities for students to explore dramatic forms, conventions, and techniques. Students will explore a variety of dramatic sources from various cultures and representing a range of genres. Students will use the elements of drama in creating and communicating through dramatic works. Students will assume responsibility for decisions made in the creative and collaborative processes and will reflect on their experiences.

Course note: No prior drama experience is required to take this course.


ADA2OF

This course is for students in the Extended French program.  It provides an ideal opportunity for students to continue to develop fluency as they write and perform their own tableaux with narration pieces, read authentic French-Canadian nursery rhymes to present in choral speaking form, and role play prepared and improvised skits.  Students partake in collaborative and communication based games and activities to simultaneously learn about drama while deepening their understanding of the French culture and way of life.   This acceleration of the language learning is an engaging way to work with peers through creating, performing, discussing, and analysing drama while developing comprehension, communication and oral presentation skills that will be transferable to other Extended French subjects.

Course note: No prior drama experience is required to take this course.  (French is the language of instruction.)


ADA3M1 (Grade 11)

This course requires students to create and perform in dramatic presentations. Students will analyse, interpret, and perform dramatic works from various cultures and time periods. Students will research various acting styles and conventions that could be used in their presentations, and analyse the functions of playwrights, directors, actors, designers, technicians, and audiences.

Prerequisite: ADA1O1 or ADA2O1


ADA4M1 (Grade 12)

This course requires students to experiment individually and collaboratively with forms and conventions of both drama and theatre from various cultures and time periods. Students will interpret dramatic literature and other texts and media sources while learning about various theories of directing and acting. Students will examine the significance of dramatic arts in various cultures, and will analyse how the knowledge and skills developed in drama are related to their personal skills, social awareness, and goals beyond secondary school.

Prerequisite: ADA3M1