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THINKING SKILLS: INTEGRATING LIBRARY RESOURCES WITH LEARNING OBJECTIVES 
Keeley Library  November 17, 2000
Musical  Theater 

Basic Musical Theater 
COURSE:  56102, 56144
STANDARD
NUMBER
CONTENT AND PERFORMANCE
OBJECTIVES
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  • Music Topic Guide
  • Literature Topic Guide
  • Drama Topic Guide
  • World History and Geography since 500 A.D.
  • United States History
  • Customs / Folklore (Culture)

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    1.10
     
     
     

    8
     
     
     
     

    World History 
    H2
     
     
     
     

     

    CONTENT: Singing the Musical Theater-
    Students will sing alone  and with others a varied repertoire of music. Students will sing with expression and technical accuracy  a large repertoire of vocal literature representing various genres, styles, cultures and historical periods, with a difficulty of 4, on a scale of 1-6, including works performed by memory
    CONTENT: Concepts of Style, Stylistic Influence, and Stylistic Changes.
    Students will demonstrate their concepts of style, stylistic influence and stylistic change by identifying when art works were created  and by analyzing characteristics features of art works from various historical periods, cultures and genres.
    World History Link: Students understand past ideas as they were thought, and past events as they were lived by people at different times and places.
    PERFORMANCE: Singing Performance
    Students will demonstrate their ability to sing with expression and technical accuracy their musical theater repertoire representing various genres, styles and historical periods. Each student will sing a representation of their class work as determined by their teachers.
  • Music Topic Guide
  • Literature Topic Guide
  • Drama Topic Guide
  • Elements of Fiction
  • Biography Topic Guide
  • World History and Geography since 500 A.D.
  • United States History

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    1.14
     
     

    6
     
     

    L1-12
     
     
     
     

     

    CONTENT: Acting -Creating a Believable Character
    Students will develop acting skills to portray characters who interact in improvised and scripted scenes. Students will create complex and believable characters  through the integration of physical, voice and emotional choices.
    CONTENT: Purpose and Meaning in the Arts
    Students will describe the purposes for which works of dance, music, theater, visual arts, and architecture  were and are created, and, when appropriate, interpret their meaning.
    Literature Link: Students analyze and evaluate and apply knowledge of how authors use the elements of fiction as point of view characterization and irony.
    PERFORMANCE:  Acting
    Using a scene from a musical currently being studied, students will demonstrate their ability to create a complex and believable character by using all knowledge given  and implied. They will perform for the class.
  • Music Topic Guide
  • Literature Topic Guide
  • Drama Topic Guide
  • Research Projects or Reports 
  • Focusing- Defining Your Topic 
  • Using Graphic Organizers
  • Using Note Cards for a Research Paper
  • Sample Title Page and Outline
  • Documenting Sources: Bibliography.
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    Link L1-18
     
     
     
     

     

    CONTENT: Reading and Writing Scripts- Reading Musical Plays
    Students will read plays from a variety of genres and styles; compare and contrast the structure of plays to the structure of other forms of literature.
    Literature Link: Demonstrate an understanding of the functions of playwrights, directors, technical designers, and actors by writing an original play
    PERFORMANCE: Report
    Students will read two musical plays from two different periods, genres and styles. They will demonstrate their ability to analyze the works, compare and contrast their theatrical elements and present their findings in a written report.
  • Music Topic Guide
  • Drama Topic Guide.
  • Preparing for Discussions, Debates, Persuasive  Essays
  • Literary Criticism

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    5.15
     
     
     
     
     

    6.5
     

    Link LA-1
     
     
     
     

     

    CONTENT: Critical Response- Working with Coaching and Feedback
    Students will describe and analyze their own theatrical work and the work of others using appropriate theater vocabulary. When appropriate, students will connect their analysis to interpretation and evaluation. Students demonstrate the ability to receive and act upon coaching, feedback and constructive criticism
    CONTENT: Purpose and Meaning in the Arts
    Students will describe the purposes for which works of dance, music, theater, visual arts, and architecture  were and are created, and, when appropriate, interpret their meaning.
    Language Arts Link: Drawing on one of the widely used professional evaluation forms for group discussion, evaluate how well students and others engage in group discussions. 
    PERFORMANCE: Performing and Feedback
    Each student will be paired into scenes (of 2 actors)_ using musical theater pieces and while performing their scenes, the director/teacher will actively coach.  At the conclusion of each scene, actors will receive feedback from the class and -participate in analysis of their scene work. 
  • Music Topic Guide
  • Preparing for Discussions, Debates, Persuasive  Essays
  • Preparing for Oral Presentations, Posters, etc.
  • Literary Criticism

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    5.12
     
     
     
     

    6.5
     
     

    Link L1-10
     
     
     
     
     
     

     

    CONTENT: Critical Response- Expressiveness in Musical Theater
    Students will describe and analyze their own theatrical work and the work of others using appropriate theater vocabulary. When appropriate, students will connect their analysis to interpretation and evaluation.
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of how musical elements interact to create expressiveness in music.
    CONTENT: Purpose and Meaning in the Arts
    Students will describe the purposes for which works of dance, music, theater, visual arts, and architecture  were and are created, and, when appropriate, interpret their meaning.
    Literature Link: Compare and contrast the presentation of similar theme or topic across genres to explain how the selection of genre shapes a message.
    PERFORMANCE: Oral Report/Song
    Students will demonstrate their knowledge of how musical elements interact to create expressiveness in music. Using a song from their musical theater repertoire, they will first present orally their interpretation of the piece and demonstrate that synthesis by their performing the song. 
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