Welcome to Arts Online

Te Kete Ipurangi Navigation:

Te Kete Ipurangi
Communities
Schools

Te Kete Ipurangi user options:


Back to the 'Jump link' navigation, at the top of the page

Unit Planner

Chapter navigation:

Print this page– select from Word or PDF formats:

Unit planner (Word 38 KB)

Unit planner (PDF 56 KB)

Year: 10 Teacher syndicate: Suggested duration: 10 Weeks
Unit/Topic/Theme:Shadow Puppetry   The big question:Can students design, make and manipulate shadow puppet characters to tell a story that is relevant to their own lives?The characters are adapted from a myth, and strengthened by the elements, techniques and conventions of drama.

Elements:

  • role,
  • time,
  • space,
  • action.

 

 

Conventions:

  • hot seating,
  • role on the wall,
  • freeze-frames,
  • spoken thoughts aloud,
  • flashback,
  • chorus of movement,
  • chorus of voices,
  • slow motion.

 

 

Techniques:

  • voice – volume, tone, pitch;
  • gesture.

 

Strand Level Achievement objectives
Practical Knowledge(PK) 5

 

  • Students will select and use dramatic elements, techniques and conventions for specific purposes, and explore the use of relevant technology.

 

Developing Ideas (DI) 5

 

  • Students will initiate ideas, and collectively develop and refine drama for specific purposes.

 

Communicating and Interpreting (CI) 5

 

  • Students will present and respond to drama, and describe how dramatic elements, techniques, conventions and technologies combine to create form and meaning.

 

Understanding in Context (UC) 5

 

  • Students will investigate and compare the treatment of similar themes in the drama of past and present cultures.

 

Learning outcomesStudents will:

  • study Greek myths (representative of the beginning of world theatre) and Maori myths (representative of beginnings of New Zealand theatre) and, using elements and conventions, adapt themes to modern day;
  • design and make shadow puppets, based on the characters in their devised stories;
  • use drama techniques to develop their shadow-puppet character;
  • present their shadow-puppet play to the class.

 

Learning outcomesStudents will:

  • study Greek myths (representative of the beginning of world theatre) and Maori myths (representative of beginnings of New Zealand theatre) and, using elements and conventions, adapt themes to modern day;
  • design and make shadow puppets, based on the characters in their devised stories;
  • use drama techniques to develop their shadow-puppet character;
  • present their shadow-puppet play to the class.

 

Learning outcomesStudents will:

  • study Greek myths (representative of the beginning of world theatre) and Maori myths (representative of beginnings of New Zealand theatre) and, using elements and conventions, adapt themes to modern day;
  • design and make shadow puppets, based on the characters in their devised stories;
  • use drama techniques to develop their shadow-puppet character;
  • present their shadow-puppet play to the class.

 

 

Summative assessment opportunities

Teacher observation:

  • shadow-puppet character development;
  • shadow-puppet group performance.

Peer evaluation Journal entries

 

 

 

Essential skill Development

 

  • Communication
  • Social and co-operative
  • Self-management
  • Problem solving

 

Small group work.Planning time frame.Reconciling design idea to principles.

 

  • Physical

 

Co-ordinating and controlling puppet movement. Effective use of voice.

 

  • Work and study

 

Taking responsibility for learning in a group.

 

Collaboration with other learning areas Materials and resources
Visual artsMusic

 

  • Cardboard, wire, knives/scissors, 'Blu tac', masking tape, polystyrene, sheet or white fabric, screen frame, light source
  • Shadow puppet exemplars – video and puppet
  • Gamelan music recordings
  • Brothers Grimm's fairy tale 'Iron John' from Bly, R (1990) Iron John: A book about Men. New York: ' Addison-Wesley (pp. 250–259)
  • 'Daedulus and Icarus' from McCaughrean, G (1993) Greek Myths. New York: Macmillan International (pp. 26–31)
  • 'Daedulus and Icarus' from The stories of the Greeks, Warner, R (1990). London: MacGibbon & Kee (pp. 27–29)
  • Rae Te Ake Ake, A (1999) Myths and Legends of Aotearoa. Scholastic Press
  • Wisniewski, D (1997) Worlds of Shadow: Teaching Shadow Puppetry. David Wisniewski and Donna Wisniewski.ISBN 1–56308–450–3
  • Simmen, R (1975) The World of Puppets. London: Elsevier–Phaidon
  • Baird, B (1965) The Art of the Puppet. New York: Macmillan

 

Back to top

Back to the 'Jump link' navigation, at the top of the page

Footer: