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Effective: Summer 2011
CHLD 82PLANNING CREATIVE DRAMATICS1 Unit(s)

Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Non-GE Transferable: CSU
1 hour lecture. (12 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Analyze and compare children's books that would be the most successful for children to use for story re-enactment experiences
  • Demonstrate the use of various props that can be used to tell or re-enact a story.
  • Develop a curriculum plan promoting large motor, small motor, social-emotional and language development through dramatics.
Description -
Introduction to creative dramatics for the child; dramatic play, puppetry, role playing, acting out stories; how to implement creative dramatics. The emergence of creativity, imagining, and empathizing with others. Techniques for promoting children's sensitivity to, and use of, various dramatic art forms. Role of the parent and teacher in facilitating children's explorations.

Course Objectives -
Student will be able to:
  1. Analyze and compare children's books to determine the most appropriate to use for story re-enactment experiences.
  2. Demonstrate the use of various props that can be used to tell or re-enact a story.
  3. Develop a curriculum plan promoting large motor, small motor, social‚ƒģemotional and language development through dramatics.
  4. Discuss how social, cultural, personality and environmental factors lead to the development of a child's creativity.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
None

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Analyze and compare children's books to determine the most appropriate to use for story re-enactment experiences.
    1. Use of rhythm, repetition, nursery rhymes and songs to develop oral language
    2. Identify age appropriate literature selections by assessing length of story, vocabulary, characters and subject
  2. Demonstrate the use of various props that can be used to tell or re-enact a story.
    1. Concrete props to assist children in their re-enactment
    2. Use of props with concrete objects
    3. Use props to represent sound effects when re-enacting a story
  3. Develop a curriculum plan promoting large motor, small motor, social‚ƒģemotional and language development through dramatics.
    1. Development of prop boxes as a base to re-enact a curriculum topic
    2. Description of how drama fosters child development
  4. Discuss how social, cultural, personality and environmental factors lead to the development of a child's creativity.
    1. Valuing, accepting , encouraging, and respecting a child's native language and ethnicity through selection of literature
    2. Recognition of bias, anti-bias and diversity in children's literature
Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Class participation
  2. Class presentation
  3. Writing reflections
  4. Final project
Representative Text(s) -
No text. Articles selected by instructor.

Disciplines -
Child Development
 
Method of Instruction -
Lecture, Discussion, Oral presentations, Demonstration.
 
Lab Content -
Not applicable.
 
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Reading select articles for discussion.
  2. Reflective writing on selected topics.