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Theatre

Standard 6.Understands the context in which theatre, film, television, and electronic media are performed today as well as in the past
  Level Pre-K (Grade Pre-K)
   1. Not appropriate for this level
  Level II (Grade K-4)
   1. Identifies and compares similar characters and situations in stories/dramas from and about various cultures
   2. Understands the various settings and reasons for creating dramas and attending theatre, film, television, and electronic media productions
   3. Knows ways in which theatre reflects life
  Level III (Grade 5-8)
   1. Understands similarities and differences among archetypal characters (e.g., the trickster, the villain, the warrior, the superhero) and situations in dramas from and about various cultures and historical periods
   2. Understands the knowledge, skills, and discipline needed to pursue careers and avocational opportunities in theatre, film, television, and electronic media
   3. Understands the emotional and social impact of dramatic performances in one’s own life, in the community, and in other cultures
   4. Knows ways in which theatre reflects a culture
   5. Knows how culture affects the content and production values of dramatic performances
   6. Understands how social concepts such as cooperation, communication, collaboration, consensus, self-esteem, risk taking, sympathy, and empathy apply in theatre
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   1. Understands how similar themes are treated in drama from various cultures and historical periods
   2. Understands ways in which theatre can reveal universal concepts
   3. Understands similarities and differences among the lives, works, and influence of representative theatre artists in various cultures and historical periods
   4. Knows cultural and historical influences on American theatre and musical theatre
   5. Understands ways in which personal and cultural experiences can affect an artist’s dramatic work