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Living History - Dance
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.
7th Social Studies & History 9 Views 17 Downloads
The Frontiers of Dance
Learners learn about the a dance company with disabled dancers as well as the field of integrated dance. In this integrated dance lesson, students read passages about the AXIS Dance Company, an integrated dance company of able and disabled dancers.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 18 Downloads
Learning By Looking: Pueblo Indian Ceremonial Dances
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
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Family Dance Participation Night
Pupils 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.
K - 5th Physical Education 3 Views 8 Downloads
Dance in the Classroom
Students explore physical education by participating in group activities. For this dance lesson, students identify the personal expression in moving rhythmically and stretching. Students collaborate with a partner and choreograph their own dance which they perform in class.
5th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 24 Downloads
"Why do people dance?"
Sudents perform a theatrical production that encompasses a variety of ancient cultural dances and a narration that tells a story of each civilization and its distinctive characteristics. They perform in groups of six. The production has a clear beginning, middle, and end.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
Dancing Rainbows: A Pueblo Boy's Story
Students read the book "Dancing Rainbows," and complete a variety of activities across the curriculum. In this Native Americans lesson plan, students create pottery, discuss Pueblo traditions, discuss the importance of rain, and learn songs and dances from the Pueblo culture.
1st - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 50 Downloads
The image Painting of Bear and Sun Dances by Louis Fenno contains an image of a traditional Ute dance. The class will hone their observation skills, as well as their ability to describe in detail, as they take a close look at the piece.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 11 Downloads
Cultural and Historical Meaning: Little Johnny Brown
Students perform a folk dance and discuss its cultural and historical meanings. They review the dance and perform it, beginning with four individuals who dance with confidence right from the start.
1st - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads
Students are introduced to a social dance from Canada's Aboriginal peoples. Students warm up listening to the music and listening for the beat before trying the 'Stomp' step without a partner. After some practice, students choose partners and dance for the length of the song.
10th - 12th Physical Education 3 Views 0 Downloads
Sixth graders study South African dances to learn about dancing styles in their country. In this dance lesson, 6th graders watch a video of dances and mark the movements they observe. Students then answer questions about the video. Students research South African dances by finding pictures of the dances, listing the dances, demonstrating the dances, and bringing a unique item about the dance to class.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads