Welcome to Mr. Pritchard’ s Middle School Drama
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Respect – each person will be treated with dignity
Responsibility – each person will be personally accountable
Love – put others above one’s self
Faithfulness – committed to God
Excellence – continually strives to improve
It is the mission of St. Joseph/Marquette Catholic School to build a community and educate the total child (spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, physically, and socially) in values consistent with the teachings of Jesus.
I believe that establishing an environment that is safe, respectful and responsible will enable students to grow, create and thrive.
Safe- physically and mentally
Respectful- of self and others
Responsible- for actions, assignments and commitments
6th Grade Course Description: Students will be given the opportunity to begin to experience a hands-on look into drama and its components using 3 units.
Unit 1: All About Me!
Unit 2: Pantomime and non-verbal communication
Unit 3: Monologues and character interactions
7th Grade Course Description: Students will continue to build on the skills they learned with 3 new units.
Unit #1: Types of drama
Unit #2: Accents
Unit #3: Improvisation
Each unit will be 2-3 weeks long. Each will contain on and off stage activities to help students understand a positive, creative and safe way to explore ideas as well as build confidence to express individuality.
8th Grade Course Description: Students will quickly re-visit curriculum covered in 6th and 7th grade. Then we will begin an on-stage production. This drama course is aimed toward providing students with life-long skills including collaboration techniques and opportunities, a sense of responsibility to the production and fellow students, also an accountability to their audience, peers, and teachers. We promote that drama is fun as an actor, crew person or designer/creator. Ultimately, students will develop confidence in their abilities and know that their contributions aid in the success of a production.
Foundations- acting, audience etiquette, team work, positive group effort.
Acting skills- movement, voice, improvisation, character development.
Elements- character, plot, setting, conflict, dialog, theme.