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Subject Area Musical Theatre

Grade Level 10/11/12


Topic Choreography
Length of Unit 12
(days)

Stage 1: Desired Results


Established Goals – GLO(s):
GLEs in full:
Preparation/Rehearsal
 Make effective use of rehearsal time
 Develop self-discipline to use undirected time to advantage
Performance
 Use and respond to stage directions
 Pick up cues effectively
 Distinguish between oneself as a performer and character
 Memorize required text, music, and choreography
Reflection/Evaluation
 Critique performance of self and others
 Identify dominant mood of a scene/score
 Examine the historical context of Musical Theatre selections

Understandings: Essential Questions:


Students will understand that…
How does choreography help tell the story of a
Choreography is another tool to progress and musical?
tell the story within a musical
How do you act while dancing?

Physical character traits are transferrable to


choreography.

Students will be able to…

Dance
Technique
1. Recognize the need for appropriate dance attire
2. Use proper posture, balance, and alignment
3. Understand the need for basic progression of a
warmup consistent with dance style

EDUC 3604 – Unit Assessment Plan Template


Adapted from Understanding by Design (2005) by Wiggins and McTighe
Subject Area Musical Theatre
Grade Level 10/11/12
Topic Choreography
Length of Unit 12
(days)

Where does this lead? 4. Develop the ability to listen to, watch, reproduce,
and internalize a movement or pattern
5. Develop spatial awareness in classwork and
choreography
Understanding of physical competency needed 6. Use physical competency in a variety of dance
to perform in a musical steps and techniques
7. Memorize and execute choreography for musical
Knowledge of spatial awareness when production numbers
choreographing new numbers
Interpretation
Learning choreography is a progression from 1. Recognize that the dance piece must be
basic outline to more minute detail understood within context of the Musical
2. Recognize and demonstrate the role of dance in
maintaining and continuing the Musical’s
storyline
3. Use gesture, movement, and body language to
develop characterization

EDUC 3604 – Unit Assessment Plan Template


Adapted from Understanding by Design (2005) by Wiggins and McTighe
Subject Area Musical Theatre
Grade Level 10/11/12
Topic Choreography
Length of Unit 12
(days)

Stage 2: Assessments
Personal
Title Observation Questioning
Reflection
Learning Outcomes
Type Formative Formative Summative
(Formative/Summative)

Weighting 0 0 10
Technique 1. Recognize the need for
appropriate dance attire
X X

Technique 2. Use proper posture,


X
balance, and alignment

Technique 3. Understand the need for


basic progression of a warmup consistent
X X
with dance style

Technique 4. Develop the ability to


listen to, watch, reproduce, and X
internalize a movement or pattern

Technique 5. Develop spatial awareness


X
in classwork and choreography

Technique 6. Use physical competency


X
in a variety of dance steps and techniques

Technique 7. Memorize and execute


choreography for musical production X
numbers

Interpretation 1. Recognize that the


dance piece must be understood within X X
context of the Musical
Subject Area Musical Theatre
Grade Level 10/11/12
Topic Choreography
Length of Unit 12
(days)

Interpretation 2. Recognize and


demonstrate the role of dance in
X X
maintaining and continuing the Musical’s
storyline
Interpretation 3. Use gesture,
movement, and body language to develop
X X
characterization
Subject Area Musical Theatre
Grade Level 10/11/12
Topic Choreography
Length of Unit 12
(days)

Assessment Tool Overview


Assessment
Assessment Assessment
Assessment Tool Brief Description FOR
AS Learning OF Learning
Learning
Students will be observed for their
progression of physical competency and
Observation X
physical gesture in relation to the character
and scene

Students will be asked about context of scene


Questioning and how choreography relates to the story X X
line.

Students will reflect on character’s physical


Reflection traits, body language, and gesture in relation X
to choreography.