HENRY HUDSON REGIONAL SCHOOL PAC 7 THEATRE SYLLABUS Description This course will give you an introduction to and an appreciation of theatre from a variety of cultures and historical periods. We will explore the origins and expressions of dramatic storytelling from multiple global perspectives. Students will work on various projects that explore elements of theatrical design and students will learn effective means of providing and receiving constructive critique. Expectations Decide to try. // Come to class prepared and open for the dayʼs experience. // Be present in class without distractions and nonsense. // Be respectful of others and yourself as human beings. // Make good choices. Grading & Attendance Policy The final grade for each marking period will be based on the following percentages Participation & Preparation - 25% Classwork & Daily Assignments - 25% Tests & Major Projects - 50% Unit Breakdown 1 - Introductions & Team Builders 5 - African Theatre 2 - The Basics of Theatre 6 - Latin American Theatre 3 - European Theatre 7 - Theatre in the United States 4 - Asian Theatre 8 - Theatre of the Future Participation You will receive one participation grade per week. The maximum grade for each week is 10. There is a Class Participation Rubric posted on the Google Classroom. Each marking period, the lowest participation grade will be dropped from your average. Classwork & Daily Assignments You will receive one classwork grade per week. The maximum grade for each week is 5. Scheduled school closures resulting in days off (no daily assignment) automatically count towards your grade. Each marking period, the lowest classwork grade will be dropped from your average. Tests & Major Projects At the end of each unit of study, there will be a written test and a project. All students will take the written test. Each student will then choose one of three projects: Performance, Design, or Writing. Each project will have an individualized rubric.