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Topic: Evaluation and interpretation of theatre 

Theatre

 Standard 5.  Understands how informal and formal theatre, film, television, and electronic media productions create and communicate meaning
  Level II (Grade K-4)
   Benchmark 5.Knows appropriate terminology used in analyzing dramatizations (e.g., intent, structure, effectiveness, worth)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows terms, such as "intent," used in analyzing dramatizations
     2.Knows terms, such as "structure," used in analyzing dramatizations
     3.Knows terms, such as "effectiveness," used in analyzing dramatizations
     4.Knows terms, such as "worth," used in analyzing dramatizations
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Knows how social meanings (aural, oral, and visual symbols with personal and/or social significance) communicated in informal productions, formal productions, and personal performances of different cultures and historical periods can relate to current personal, national, and international issues
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how social meanings communicated in productions and performances can relate to current personal issues
     2.Knows how social meanings communicated in productions and performances can relate to current national issues
     3.Knows how social meanings communicated in productions and performances can relate to current international issues
     4.Knows that social meanings in theatre include aural, oral, and visual symbols with personal and/or social significance
   Benchmark 2.Articulates and justifies personal aesthetic criteria for comparing perceived artistic intent with the final aesthetic achievement
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Compares the perceived artistic intent with the final aesthetic achievement
     2.Develops personal aesthetic criteria to theatre
   Benchmark 3.Understands how the context in which a dramatic performance is set can enhance or hinder its effectiveness
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how the context in which a dramatic performance is set can enhance its effectiveness
     2.Understands how the context in which a dramatic performance is set can hinder its effectiveness
   Benchmark 4.Knows how varying collaborative efforts and artistic choices can affect the performance of informal and formal productions
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how varying collaborative efforts can affect the performance of productions
     2.Knows how varying artistic choices can affect the performance of productions
   Benchmark 6.Understands the validity and practicality of cultural, historical, and symbolic information used in making artistic choices for informal and formal productions
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the validity and practicality of cultural information used in making artistic choices for productions
     2.Understands the validity and practicality of historical information used in making artistic choices for productions
     3.Understands the validity and practicality of symbolic information used in making artistic choices for productions