This week in Drama:
We have all new students in Drama with this week being the beginning of a new quarter.
All three grade levels will spend the first few days understanding the syllabus and getting ready for a great quarter.
6th graders will then rehearse and perform some skits just to “get their feet wet” in the acting world. By the end of the week, we will begin to study the history of theater as a whole.
7th graders will begin the 9 weeks by exploring various time periods in theatrical history and by participating in a gallery walk through those time periods.
8th graders will perform a short “Welcome to the World of Theater” skit and will move into the history of Broadway musicals by the end of the week.
This week in Broadcasting:
Students have been evaluating PSA’s and exploring what makes an effective PSA. This week I will be giving them background information that they will use for the next video project, which they should begin planning next week.
Also, students have been given their B-roll assignment for the spring. They must collect video footage from an event here at Durham and edit the footage into a 30 second piece to air on our morning news. They will also need to write a script for our anchors to read to go along with the B-roll. This video is not due until May 4th, but students should not wait until then to turn it in. They are welcome to collect footage, edit, and turn it in any time between now and then. Because of the amount of time given for this assignment, no extensions will be given and failure to turn in a B-roll piece by Friday, May 4th will result in a grade of zero for this video project. Thank you for understanding.