Kristin Hall ~ 5-8 Drama Teacher
Theater is one of the world’s major art forms, and the Lincoln Public Schools’ drama curriculum offers opportunities to explore,experience and learn about many aspects of the art. Acting, directing, theatre design, theater technology,playwriting, and theater history all play a role. The curriculum integrates both improvisation and text-based theater work, to reflect modern reality in the theater world, and to take advantage of the varied learning opportunities each offers.
Drama helps middle school pupils to gain a stronger sense of self, with improved self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-expression. It also requires students to see the world through the eyes of others, building empathy and understanding. Students work both cooperatively and independently.
The drama curriculum places emphasis on exploration of characters, conflicts and ideas, performance skills, creative expression,critical analysis, teamwork and leadership. All fifth grade students participate in drama class once a week. Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students may elect to participate in drama during the weekly Performing Arts lesson time. Students commit to their chosen performing arts group for the full academic year. Click below to open the learning expectations for Grade Five.
Click below to open the learning expectations for Grade Five.
Drama Learning Expectations