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The Class 9 Health and Physical Education students should be able to perform the following:
- Discuss healthy eating habits, active lifestyle and personal hygiene.
- View film clips, make poster/charts to demonstrate healthy habits.
- Participate and be a part of health screening camps/ activities/, programmes in school and community.
- Participate in the regular medical examination by experts.
- Discuss various symptoms of diseases and also share information about how they spread.
- Gather information about communicable and non - communicable diseases through pictures, news items about their causes, risk factors, and preventive measures, etc.
- Collect information on lifestyle related cultural trends and practices, historical and present factors affecting health in India.
- Use IT enabled learning resources. eg. Swayam, Swayam Prabha portal by NCERT/GOI etc.
- Discuss to clarify and discuss myths/ misconceptions about food choices, diet and nutrition, discrimination in sports through presentation /group discussions.
- Gather data about height and body weight. Develop timeline of different developmental changes occurring before and during adolescence.
- Discuss various birth defects like haemophilia, polio, dyslexia.
- Discuss aspects of growth and development through special activities such as throwing, catching or tackling.
- Use improvised/modified apparatus like brush, pen, adjustable tables, chairs etc. according to the context.
- Gather information through parents and community about locally available fruits, vegetables, animal products and their nutritional value.
- Discuss information and its requirement as per age, gender of sports person and share with peers, discuss in groups myths related to food.
- Find evidences from daily life of medicinal value of various food items.You can refer to Worksheets for Class 9 Health and Physical Education to further practice your understanding relating to this capability.
- Prepare projects and discuss in groups to make various sports and games inclusive.
- Use different colour balls with different weight/sound plates, ladders, callisthenic exercises, etc. while practicing various skills related to games.
- Work in groups to contribute to fundamental movements involving locomotor, non-locomotor and manipulative activities in games/sports.
- Undergo physical fitness tests and participate and perform in short runs, distance runs, sit-ups, pull-ups, push ups, vertical and standing broad jumps.
- Perform movement(s) as per ability of body.
- Participate in talent hunt camps for selection related to various games/ sports of their interest.
- Involve students to group themselves and others based on selection/talent hunt.
- Participate/ attend advance training in the sports/games of their interest.
- Collect information about various schemes/scholarship of government of India and share them at the appropriate platform.
- Collect information about different aspects (origin, history and its impact) of yoga .
- Take responsibility to organize sports events/meets/special theme programs on national sports day, women’s day, yoga day etc.
- Participate and take a lead in various committees (planning, organisational, technical committees etc.)
- Identify leaders which can include a criterion of supporting team mates in achieving the goals of the game.
- View the activity of potential leaders through clippings/pictures/audio visual material.
- Organise group discussion to identify the potential leaders and jot down rubrics to classify the students.
- Discuss the characteristics as group leader, deputy leader, captain, secretary, volunteer, umpire, referee, commentator, etc.
- Involve in role plays on relationship building through variety of situations viz. communication with friend on friendship peer pressure, talking with parents about a desire for increased independence, talking to peers, classifying myths and misconceptions. The best way is to do Sample Papers for Class 9 Health and Physical Education
- Take support services from peer, parents, and special education teachers etc. (if available)
- Organize and individual /team games as per the availability of space, apparatus and feasibility. Any recreation game can be chosen such as sixteen counts (star formation), relay (hopping, frog jumps), etc.
- Mark playing area for various sports eg. Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, Tug of war etc.
- Engage other students in warming up and cooling down exercises with correct techniques and sequence.
- Practice asanas, pranayama and kriyas.
- Explore causes of stress among persons.
- Participate in recreational games and activities like laughter yoga, clapping, dumb charades, antakshari etc. and discuss their effects managing stress.
- Collect materials required to make a first-aid box like bandage, gauge,and crepe bandage, few medicines, antiseptic liquid etc.
- Discuss achievers in various sports to motivate in classroom.
- Organise activities on common injuries and their management and cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
- Collect material and discuss about special sports persons who have excelled in para sports to motivate.
- Organise a group discussion after showing clippings, pictures of various sports persons. Also try Question Papers for Class 9 Health and Physical Education
- Organise lead up games (ice-breaker games like five star game), adventure sports, simulation activities, role plays.
- Participate in NCC, NSS, Scouts and Guides.
The Class 9 Visual Art students should be able to perform the following:
- Observe nature and natural settings, explore outdoor sketching and painting at suitable sites/ location for practicing artistic exploration.
- Experience difference of light with the shade, soft with the hard surface, dull and bright colours by going deeper in to the study of trees, foliage’s, leaves, flowers, roots, fruits, etc. (facilitated by teacher).
- Observe and understand elements (that is; line, shape, form, texture, color, composition and perspective) in nature and in natural settings; situations like; sunny day to understand light and shade, architectural view for geometrical shapes and lines, trees and leaves for curves and contours, landscapes for line perspective etc. and combination of all these in making different compositions.
- Work on details of each element of visual arts in classroom using exemplary work of artists to pin point each element and its value in the given art work.
- Make different compositions with view finder in open spaces; quick compositions with pencil or charcoal using basic knowledge of line, shape, light and shade, perspective etc.
- Take impressions of different tree barks, sticks, dry branches and leaves from trees, coins and any 3-D objects to create textures. Make still life with grouping of 3-4 objects (can be one fruit, a bottle an angular object such as; brick or book etc.) to practice line, shape, light shade and perspective.
- Make colour wheel, explore colour schemes, work on theme based Colo combinations, shades and tones etc.
- Take part in hands-on-experience with variety of 2-D and 3-D materials of different kinds to understand the basic difference between the two. For example working with 3-D materials such as; clay, empty cartons/boxes of cardboard, soft wire, throw away bottles etc. while creating sculptures and 2-D materials such as; paper, colour pencil, crayons, water colours, poster colours, or non-conventional materials for painting or sculpture can provide better and deeper understanding of the 2-D and 3-D methods and material.
- View video clips and slide shows on different methods and materials in visual arts, such as; drawing painting, pencil and charcoal sketching, oil pastel and coloured chalk drawing, block printing, wall painting, making of comic strips, clay modelling, pottery, sculpting on soft wire, plaster of Paris, etc. Explore techniques of 3-D constructions with mixed materials and designing new crafts in discussion with the teacher/s, experts / artists/ artisan. You can refer to Worksheets for Class 9 Visual Art to further practice your understanding relating to this capability.
- Discuss the work done by different artists under the two categories and grouping of the same in 2-D or in 3-D categories. Create art work with two dimensional and three-dimensional methods and material.
- Discuss various social themes/issues and take part in poster compositions on any social theme of their choice and create awareness about them.
- Have experience to understand that all 3-D work of art (sculpture, clay modelling, terracotta, pottery, relief work etc.) can be felt even with close eyes. Discuss that Braille also works on the same principle and that visually impaired learner can enjoy/ understand the 3 -D art works and can also express through 3-D art materials.
- Discuss tools, equipment’s and material of any one art form. Each team can be given different art form under the visual art category to explore all possibilities (books, Internet, art teachers, artists etc.) to find out and prepare list of traditional tools and materials in the selected art form/s.
- View exemplary art work (from art exhibitions or from selected pictures) followed by classroom discussions (facilitated by the teacher). Classroom viewing of digital images of selected art work of known artists, to experience aesthetics value of the composition and fineness of the technique.
- Meet and interact with artists and artisans of different fields of visual arts to know what and why on their art style, their journey to the present level of mastery and create illustrated stories in team. (Visit of artists / artisans to school periodically will benefit all students).
- Write and present (Audio-Video, and/or written form) report of the visit/s event/s, exhibitions etc. in small groups of 2-3 students, make scrap book/s on different form of art with selected work of artists/ artisans in the relevant field, make group presentation, (use of mobile, camera, ICT can be promoted for such activities), share their stories on social media for gaining appreciation and spreading awareness on the arts and artists.
- Visit different places of artistic and historical importance (museums, galleries, art-studios, heritage sites, monuments, Melas / fairs, exhibitions, festivals, ceremonies and celebrations, Haat and Bazar etc.) for gaining first-hand experience of places, situations, people and their cultural heritage for the visual richness and originality in their artistic expression. Narrate and make classroom presentation and share presentation on social media after discussing with teacher/s.
- Discuss, find out and group the salient features of traditional, contemporary and folk paintings, list difference between the given work of traditional and contemporary art.
- Do craft work in groups of 4-5 students while applying traditional style and folk style of the local craft form, promote use of the local crafts by understanding its ecological value and it’s connect with safe environment. Also try doing Question Papers for Class 9 Visual Art
- Use ICT in planning and production of art work; find avenues to promote their art work through print/social media platforms, such as art-blogs, etc.
- Express and showcase on different platforms such as: Kala Utsav of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Painting competitions organised by the Ministry of Power, by Petroleum Conservation and Research Association and many other departments and Ministries, Competitions organised by known organisations such as; Shankar’s International Children’s Competition and others to encourage young minds (facilitated by teacher) go deeper in to the subject and experience it’s importance for creating social awareness.
- Give observations on their own work of art and on those done by their peers as an exercise of self and peer evaluation of art activities.
- Paint and sculpt freely using different mediums and to maintain a folder / portfolio of their actual work.
- Put up an art display / exhibition (if not more than once a year) at school level with a specific theme, where students are given responsibility to arrange display, installations, organise resources in discussion with teachers, prepare catalogues, make posters to advertise the event of display, invitation card for the parents/community and officials, curate the show and make a report of (print and video) the event while recording expression of students, staff and community on the event.
- Take part in art events, exhibitions and competition to share their expression and viewpoint with others, explore multiple perspectives on the same subject/theme, understand work of other students and enhance general sense of appreciation.
- Display on classroom boards and on school display boards by rotation, plan beautification of the school campus, paint school wall/s with different themes, make placards, posters and banners for school campaigns/awareness campaigns etc.
- Practice and showcase artistic skills in daily activities in classroom organization, change in seating arrangement, cleanliness, store materials, maintain artifacts, keep the surrounding clean and beautiful.
- Clean and maintain tools, equipment, materials after using them, learn handling and preserving art products created as a routine classwork in teams.
- Organise display of art work in classroom/s, on school boards to demonstrate the skill of presentation of art work. Also try Sample Papers for Class 9 Visual Art
- Select and collect locally available materials for their projects/activities in team and give presentation on the quality of materials gathered by them.
- Practice desired values with interest and willingness during classroom activities regularly, appreciate values practiced by peers and multiple viewpoints, team spirit as team leader and followers, respect for sharing materials and tools.
- Paint nature and its different forms (seasons, time, colors etc) and life on earth. Awareness campaigns through art activities, through poster, slogan, and through picture caption etc. for observing safe environmental practices and conservation of natural resources on daily basis.
- Make art work of animals and birds as a project to create awareness about their importance for the ecological harmony, celebrate beauty of birds and animals by making posters, cards masks, painting on T-shirts, badges etc. with interesting information related to them.
- Share stories from the life of great artists and their respect for work ethics and human values in practicing high level art, their love for nature and liking for being near nature etc.
- Applaud positive behaviour of peers and others as regular practice.
- Get acquainted with diversity of Indian culture it’s beauty with clear artistic examples of art elements used in them, classroom discussion on different heritage arts and crafts through slideshow or on actual work for explaining their relation with Indian Echo-system.
The Class 9 Performing Art (Music) students should be able to perform the following:
- Listen to the sounds in nature and make sense of musical and non – musical sounds.
- Mime the sounds existing in our natural surroundings and connect them to musical sounds.
- Mime the different types of sounds that people express.
- Take lessons pertaining to speech and voice modulation and their co-relation to music.
- Listen to different kinds of voices of musicians, sounds of various musical instruments, foot movements while wearing ghungroo, manual tanpura and electronic tanpura, electronic instruments like keyboard , etc.
- Listen to the music played through different types of instruments like Tabla, Dholak, Bansuri, Manjeera, Sarod, etc. You can refer to Worksheets for Class 9 Performing Art (Music) to further practice your understanding relating to this capability.
- Take pictures of sculptures, paintings, etc.
- Make videos of dancers, singers, musicians playing musical instruments, theatre artists, theatrical presentations, etc. (all forms of art) and utilize these for classroom discussion.
- Discuss the inter-relation of Music with other art forms.
- Discuss regarding the costumes of artists and their connection to the states, social system, etc.
- Express seven notes of music (saptswar) by listening, imitating and learning the sequence and concept of vibrations in shruti or swar.
- Develop the concepts from naadswar – saptak – shuddha and komal / vikritswaras-saptaswara and varisha. Also solve Question papers for Class 9 Performing Art (Music)
- Sharpen listening skills- Musical sound produced has a particular pitch and frequency which is the concept of Naad and Shruti.
- Listen to the two basics of Indian Classical Music from this stage, (live demonstrations and use of recorded music can be used for introduction of such concepts).
- Singalankaras (permutation and combination of seven notes) shuddhaswaras and ragas
- Imitate the notes of ragas viz. Bhupali, Yaman, Bilaval, Khamaj, Brindavanisarang,etc.
- Understanding the varied scales to be selected on different musical instruments for singing different forms of music.
- Listen various types of recorded musical presentations, discuss and critically analyze them
- To play talas and layakaris by using fingers and palm for producing the correct sounds of instruments like tabla, dholak, khol, Mridangam, etc.
- Listen to repertory of classical, contemporary and folk music of different states.
- A variety of rhythmic patterns through live/recorded presentations.
- Watch live music programmes performances in festivals, fairs, auditorium etc.
- Discuss about the contribution of artists and artisans of different art forms.
- Listen and learn compositions like khyal, geetam ,kritis, varnam, gat, bhajan, folk songs of different states, etc.
- Listening to taals and understand the different rhythmic patterns played by different artists on Tabla, Dholak, Mridangam, etc.
- Recite/padhant of prescribed taals with taali and khali (tritaal, dadra / Aditaal, Roopak).
- Play laykari of taals or rhythmic patterns with thah, dugun, tigun, chaugun.
- Understand four types of musical instruments (tat, avanaddha, sushirandghan) through pictures, videos and actual musical instruments.
- Play and learn at least one musical instrument. The best way is to do Sample Papers for Class 9 Performing Art (Music)
- Develop interesting compositions by the use of swar and tala, and express or present, with the help of any prop like a stick, turban, colourful ribbons etc.
- Perform Music with movement and expressions to make the content more dynamic or interesting e.g. a telugu poem from a text book can be picked, and put to tune of a familiar traditional music of Andhra Pradesh. Use of props which are typical to the state. This dynamic pedagogy can open doors to so many subject areas like S.SC, Language and overall Culture.
- Record own performance/ friends’ music performance and evaluate or analyse the performance. This will promote peer learning , self-learning.
- Recite various poems from textbooks and musically perform them with facial and body expressions in classroom.
- Practice any art form in classroom, school premises and various place etc.
- Record, showcase and share with peers in the form of audio-video, picture, e-Content materials.
- Visit library to read stories related to history and evolution of Indian Music and contributions made by different musicologists.
- Refer to History and Evolutionary process of raga and tala, fusion of raga fusion of other cultures like Persian influence etc through stories.
- Visit/s the museums to study objects and co-relate them to art & culture.
- Interact with the artists and artisans during their live performances in fairs and festivals.
- Discuss life sketches of Musicians understand their learning processes and hardships encountered.
- Interact with local artists e.g. those who are performing at a festival, fair, temple, mosque, church and let the learners listen, interact and analyse, along with simultaneously documenting them.
- Document interaction with artists/ artisans who make musical instruments, sing etc as e-content material.
- Visit a historical monuments or museums to observe the artifacts, realize the role of music or any other art form and the role of musicians and artists of yesteryears. A power point presentation or audio/video recordings can be made to document findings.
- Take care of the Musical instruments like Harmonium, Tanpura, Tabla or Dholak etc.
- Care for the differently-abled. Hold their hands and bring them to the activity class. Also, by turns everyone should accompany these children.
- Perform in assemblies and functions to enable 100% participation.
- Upkeep of take care of musical instruments, props etc. for all objects.
The Class 9 Dance students should be able to perform the following:
- Observe dance in Nature: trees swaying to the breeze, birds hopping around, flapping their wings and taking flight, ripples in a pond, butterflies flitting across a garden, waves in a river, ocean waves, clouds sailing across the sky, dark, thunderous clouds; sense the movement and rhythm manifest in each of these examples.
- Make note of objects (day-to-day) which moves in rhythm.
- Express each of the natural phenomena observed through movement of the body such as walk like deer, elephant, move like fish, move like storm, etc. and how our body can create all artistic rhythmic movements. You can refer to Worksheets for Class 9 Dance to further practice your understanding relating to this capability.
- Discuss dance as rhythmic movement
- Observe cyclic phenomena, e.g. the sun rising every morning and setting again in the evening and relate it to the dance moves.
- Discuss periodic changes in seasons and how they come and go in cycles.
- Discuss dance as a natural non-verbal means of communication between people since times immemorial used for personal expression and social connection; discuss the role of dance in preserving cultural heritage and treasured legends; discuss dance as a medium to express their artistic skills and also as a medium of joy. Also solve Question papers for Class 9 Dance
- Observe different kinds of dances (live performances, video- recording, T.V and discuss the difference between classical, folk and contemporary dance forms.
- Listen*/ (appreciate) various musical instruments accompanying the dance such as Tabla, Mridangam, Dholak, Pung, Mardala, Sarangi, Violin, Bansuri, Sitar, Sarod, Manjeera and so on.
- Study pictures of temple sculptures and paintings which display/represent dance postures during visit/tour/ excursion and create a scrap-book.
- Observe videos of dancers, singers, musicians playing musical instruments, theatre artistes, all forms of art and utilize these for classroom discussion.
- Discuss the inter-relation of dance with other art-forms in class with other students.
- Discuss the costumes of the artistes against the backdrop of the state they hail from in terms of its social and cultural context in the class.
- Learn one particular form of classical dance. The classical dance form could be chosen from:
- Learn some forms of Tribal and Folk dances. The best way is to do Sample Papers for Class 9 Dance
- Listen to the music accompanying the dance and identify the number of beats that emerge again and again in a specific pattern. Introduce the concept of Tala, i.e. a specific number of beats arranged in specific segments. All Indian dance and music is Tala-based. Teen Tala (16 beats), AdiTala (8 beats), Roopak (7 beats), Jhaptal (10 beats), EkTala (12 beats), Dadra (6 beats), Keharva (8 beats), and so on.
- Understand the basic footwork characteristic of the chosen form in multiple speeds (kramlaya); recite/do padhant of prescribed Talas with Tali/ and Khali (Teen Tala, Dadra, Keharva, Aditala, Roopak.)
- Learn the basic mudras, movements of the dance style under consideration.
- Learn and practice the traditional repertoire (duration 25-30 min) in the chosen dance form like:
- Kathak – an invocation (Vandana, Stuti, or Sloka), Nritta sequence involving Amad, Tora/Tukra, Tihai, Paran, Lari, Abhinaya (Bhajan/ Thumri); Tarana.
- Bharatnatayam – Alarippu, Jatiswaram, Shabdam, Tillana.
- Manipuri - Rasa dances, Lai Haroba
- Kuchipudi - Tarangam, Dharuvus
- Mohiniattam – Cholkettu, Jatiswaram, Slokam, Tillan
- Odissi- Mangalacharan, Batu Nritya, Pallavi
- Sattriya- Nritta, Nritya (story - telling)
- Kathakali- Any ancient story
- Learn and practice any tribal/folk dance.
- Observe live performances of classical, traditional, folk, and contemporary styles of dance.
- Discuss the contribution of artistes and artisans of different art forms.
- Create compositions with interesting rhythmic patterns that can be executed by the feet and adorned with movements of the arms and hands accompanied also with suitable facial expressions. Props and costumes may be crafted to enhance the dance created.
- Record own performance/friends’ dance performance and analyse or evaluate the performance. This will promote peer learning, self-learning.
- Practise dance forms in classroom, home and any other given place.
- Record, showcase and share with peers in the form of audio-video, picture, e-content materials.
- Visit library to read stories related to cultural history, evolution of Indian dance, and mythology.
- Visit museums to study objects and corelate them to art and culture.
- Interact with the dance artists and artisans and document their work. A power point presentation can be created and presented by the groups
- Discuss the life sketches of the dancers and understand their learning of dance as well as the challenges they encountered.
- Take care of the musical instruments used in accompaniment with dance.
The Class 9 Theatre students should be able to perform the following:
- Observe and study rituals: (It is widely believed that theatre has its roots in ritual practices—primitive or historical).
- Recall various rituals at home and our surroundings related to various festivals like the daily routine, rituals around birthday parties, marriage, death, festivals, etc. They may recall various enactments: songs, dances, narratives (kathas), and performances like Ramlila or other stories shared by communities. You can refer to Worksheets for Class 9 Theatre to further practice your understanding relating to this capability.
- Gather information from people, study material etc. about the origin and significance of these rituals.
- Organise a role play which depicts various themes related to festivities and ceremonies.
- Observe nature in varied manifestations/ forms. Imitate the behaviour, movement, or sound of anything observable—trees, animals, birds, human beings etc. Also solve Question papers for Class 9 Theatre
- Recall situations in life—your own, in a group, in a family, in neighbourhood, in society, or while reading a storybook or newspaper. Reconstruct these to find a story and a plot.
- Recall their childhood and observe children engaged in child drama (Ghargharkhelna) or the role of fantasy in our daily life, and discover drama in these.
- Perform a role play: This is a preparation for playing a role which will include knowing and understanding the character to be played. The best way is to do Sample Papers for Class 9 Theatre
- Background of the role to be played:
- The character in relation to other characters :
- The character in relation to the play:
- Recitation of poems from the textbook
- Storytelling from chapters in the Textbook or any other
- Creating scripts to develop drama/ theatre
- Discuss with examples different forms of Theatre like :
2. Discuss a play with regard to:
¶ reading a play by an established playwright
¶ analyse the play by scenes and units:
¶ decide about the form
¶ do Play reading
¶ attend a play performance and analyse it
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