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Students identify part of the Native American culture and perform a "rain dance".
Learners use movement and dance in order to strengthen mathematical understanding of different geometric shapes. The movements are imitating the drawing of shapes and they pick one to make into a dance. Upon beginning the dance music can be added.
Seventh graders explore spatial awareness and then choreograph a dance.
In this comprehension worksheet, students read a passage about styles of dance and answer multiple choice questions about it. Students complete 5 questions total.
Students listen to a story and then use the words from the book to generate dance movements.
Students perform Irish dances. In this Irish dance activity, students learn a variety of dance steps and use these dances for physical activity, fun, and exercise.
Twelfth graders investigate how West-African dance makes known a common past and stimulates a shared sense of values and beliefs. The cultural purpose of West-African dance is to tell history and relay stories to intensify social and religious rituals.
Third graders demonstrate effective use of a Venn Diagram Graphic Organizer by comparing and contrasting music and dance. They discover how different cultures around the world celebrate with music and dance.
In this comprehension worksheet, students read a passage about styles of dance and answer multiple choice questions about it. Students complete 5 questions total.
Students examine how dance steps can be done with different qualities. students perform their dance movement pattern with their choice of movement qualities.
Eighth graders move across a space practicing a dance as they work on focus and energy.
Sixth graders practice four different cultural or traditional (folk) dances and participate in whole-class and small-group discussions that invite critical thinking to draw inferences. Students choose specific countries or regions to research, examining their histories, geographies, climates, governments, economics, cultures and arts.
Third graders explore rhythm and quality of word and phrased to that of dance. They move to the rhythm of poetry.
Seventh graders explore the traditional dances of various immigrants into the United States. While attending a cultural event from a specific immigrant group, 7th graders observe cultural dances. They interview members of the ethnic group and learn the dance. Pupils create a formal presentation to be given in class.
Students learn about the a dance company with disabled dancers as well as the field of integrated dance. In this integrated dance lesson plan, students read passages about the AXIS Dance Company, an integrated dance company of able and disabled dancers. Students complete research about the history of integrated dance and theatre, give a presentation of their research, and complete exercises using the approach of integrated dance.
Students investigate the uses of ceremonial dance in the Pueblo Indian culture by viewing videos of native dances. They listen to folk tales that explain the dances and compare the traditions of the Pueblo culture to their own culture. Finally, they create and perform their own dances to one of the stories
Get your class up and moving as they explore how to express movement and dance through words. Designed around two poems by Lillian Morrison about break dancing, the activity truly captures the creative and multi-sensory aspects of poetry. Young learners engage in more traditional tasks like reading, discussing and comparing poetry at first. The culminating activity has students creating facial and body movements to express the ideas and feelings conveyed in these poems.
Learners dance to the song by Kids in Motion called "Show Me What You Feel" and create their own individual style of creative expression at the given cues for the specific emotions using a colored scarf and body movements.
Students participate in and practice dances in P.E. which are appropriate for their grade level. They invite parents, grandparents and sibilings to join a family dance participation night where all the participants dance simple, yet fun dances to promote positive interaction of school and the community.
Third graders identify and perform the five main dance movements of the "Chicken Dance" to accordion music.