Planning a Process Drama

Designed and presented by Sharon Hogan. The idea for this drama originated from John O’Toole and Julie Dunn’s excellent First Fleet process drama in their book Pretending to Learn. The drama brings together the national Arts – Drama and History curriculum. This process drama is designed to engage year 4 student in the real context… Read more »

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Drama and Literacy in the Primary Years

The purpose of the following series of learning experiences is to enhance learning in literacy through process drama. The workshop has been created to demonstrate and share the practice of the Sydney Theatre Company’s School Drama program. Designed and presented by John Saunders. Drama and Literacy in the Primary Years – The Werewolf Knight Drama

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Save The Planet

This process-based drama unit has been produced to strengthen knowledge and skills acquired in an inquiry based Science unit and as an analogy for exploring ethical issues relating to the settling of Australia and the consequential effects on the Aboriginal inhabitants of the land within a study of History. The unit incorporates strands identified in… Read more »

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Problems on the Gold Fields

This unit of work provides opportunities to develop historical understanding through key concepts including sources, continuity and change, cause and effect, perspectives, empathy and significance. These concepts will be investigated within the historical context of the gold rushes to facilitate an understanding of the past and to provide a focus for historical inquiries. Designed for… Read more »

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Our Country Our Rules

The unit was devised in response to a request from the classroom teacher to create an extended role play which would help students gain a greater understanding of problems faced by immigrants to Australia. The key question was: did recent Australian immigrants or indigenous peoples face problems such as stereotyping, discrimination or harassment?   This… Read more »

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Mirror

This unit has been collaboratively produced by Drama Queensland members to be used as an example unit incorporating the Australian Curriculum for The Arts (Drama). The main resource will be the pretext – a wordless picture book called Mirror by Jeannie Baker. It is an international award winning book with scope to compare and contrast… Read more »

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