Drama 12

Curricular Competencies

Explore and create

  • Explore and create dramatic works to express ideas, meaning, and emotions
  • Create, rehearse, and refine dramatic works through collaborative and individual presentation or performance
  • Develop a repertoire of dramatic skills, vocabulary, and techniques through presentation or performance
  • Develop and refine performance skills in a variety of contexts
  • Intentionally select and combine dramatic elements and conventions
  • Experiment with a range of props, processes, and technologies to create and refine innovative dramatic works
  • Develop dramatic works for an intended audience
  • Improvise and take creative risks using imagination, exploration, and inquiry

Reason and reflect

  • Describe, analyze, and evaluate ways in which props, technologies, and environments are used in drama, using discipline-specific language
  • Receive, provide, and apply constructive feedback to refine dramatic works
  • Use self-reflection and awareness of audience to refine ideas
  • Reflect on dramatic works and make connections with personal experiences
  • Evaluate the social, cultural, historical, environmental, and personal contexts of dramatic works
  • Reflect on aesthetic experiences and how they relate to a specific place, time, and context

Communicate and document

  • Document, share, and collaborate on dramatic works and experiences in a variety of contexts
  • Communicate about and respond to environmental and social issues through drama
  • Experience and express emotions through dramatic conventions
  • Express personal voice, cultural identity, and perspectives using dramatic techniques

Connect and expand

  • Demonstrate personal and social responsibility associated with creating, performing, and responding to dramatic works
  • Analyze the role of story and narrative in expressing First Peoples perspectives, values, and beliefs, including protocols related to ownership of First Peoples oral texts
  • Demonstrate respect for self, others, and audience
  • Explore educational, personal, and professional opportunities in the performing arts
  • Examine the impacts of dramatic works on culture and society

Explore First Peoples perspectives and knowledge, other ways of knowing,
and local cultural knowledge to gain understanding through dramatic works

Make connections through drama with family and community on local, national, and global scales

MediaSmarts Resources


  • dramatic elements, principles, vocabulary, and symbols
  • strategies and techniques to support creative processes
  • character development
  • dramatic forms and conventions
  • skills specific to a dramatic genre and/or style
  • roles of performer, audience, and venue
  • movement, sound, image, and form
  • influences of time and place on dramatic works
  • artists from a variety of genres and cultures
  • a range of local, national, and intercultural performers and movements
  • traditional and contemporary First Peoples worldviews, history, and stories communicated through dramatic works
  • history of a variety of dramatic genres, including their roles in historical and contemporary societies
  • ethics of cultural appropriation and plagiarism
  • health and safety protocols and procedures

MediaSmarts Resources