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What A Feeling ... Just Dance!
Hopefully your students have had some introduction already to dance movement before you do this lesson. If they have, then giving them ribbons and instructing them to make up a little routine should be a fun activity. Encourage your class to be a positive audience when viewing these short and little rehearsed routines.
6th - 8th Physical Education 3 Views 7 Downloads
Do the Honeybee Dance!
Students use dances to learn about honeybees and how they communicate. In this honeybee lesson, students discuss how bees communicate. Students study diagrams of dances and practice them. Students locate special treats in bags to study honeybee communication.
K - 3rd Science 3 Views 23 Downloads
Mayim, Mayim - Israeli Folk Dance
Mayim, Mayim is an Israeli folk dance done to celebrate the discovery of water. The dance is done in a circle with everyone moving the same way at the same time. If your dancers are shy and do not want to hold hands then perhaps use scarves for them to hold.
3rd - 11th Social Studies & History 5 Views 8 Downloads
Great lesson on teaching some of the basics of square dancing. Ten basic moves are listed and described. The descriptions of these square dance moves are clearly explained. There are several pictures to show what a few of these moves look like.
3rd - 8th Physical Education 8 Views 14 Downloads
Celebrating St. Patrick's Day with Dance
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day by teaching your class how to do an Irish jig. This type of dance is very fast. Break it all down and teach each section of the dance thoroughly. There are plenty of hops, kicks, toe touches, and stomps in this jig, so it will take some time to learn.
4th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 21 Views 23 Downloads
Everything a bee does serves a purpose. Learners in grades one through five explore the behaviors of bees through reading and dramatic puppet play. First children will create honey bee puppets, then they will discuss how bees dance to communicate, finally they will read about bees and use the information to write scripts for their puppets to star in.
K - 5th Science 15 Views 96 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Pouncing on Patterns
Youngsters create dances and movements to represent linear number patterns and non linear spatial patterns. In this math and dance lesson plan, learners watch videos and copy what they people in the videos do and discuss the connection between the dancing and the math patterns.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 28 Downloads
This dance activity focuses on lots of arm movements. Arm circles, raise-the-roof, swinging arms, and clapping are the main arm movements. There is movement stepping right and stepping left as well as steps forward and steps backward. It seems like a fun way to get the class to practice listening and moving.
K - 3rd Physical Education 3 Views 3 Downloads
This Land is Your Land Shaker Routine
Shake it up! Give each dancer two hand-held shakers of any kind. If your class doesn't have any shakers, do a project and make your own. Small containers with lids, some rice or dried beans, and glue or tape to seal the lids shut. Teach the class the steps to this dance and then play the song "This Land is Your Land," and shake away!
1st - 3rd Physical Education 3 Views 1 Download
How to Start a Movement
This is a quick and fantastic resource that conveys one simple message: have the courage to follow. Derek Silvers presents an event whereby a single, eccentric, dancing man was ultimately joined by a large crowd as a result of what Silvers calls the first follower.
6 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Dynamics of Ceili Set Dance
Students demonstrate the Ceili folk dance. In this dance lesson, students discuss the characteristics of a folk dance and identify the patterns in the Ceili dance. Students demonstrate the dance steps with a partner and choreograph their own folk dance as a follow-up activity.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads
Swing Your Partner! It's A Virtual Square Dance
Students explore the Wessels Living History Farm website and research how to do a square dance. They read a story, listen to an explanation of barn dances, and participate in various square dances.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 26 Downloads
An Introduction to Sega: The Music and Dance of Mauritius
Students study the folk music and dance of the island of Mauritius. In this music and dance lesson, students study the style of music and dance that is called sega. They learn about how the traditional music comes from the islands off the coast of Africa.
K - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 15 Views 68 Downloads
Moccasins Are Made for Dancing
Students explore two Native American legends. In this cultural traditions lesson plan, students read "The Legend of Blue Bonnet," and "The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush." Students then study basic Native American dance movements prior to creating dances for the legends.
8th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 12 Downloads
Love a Culture:Dance to Its Music!
Young scholars explore traditional dances. In this multicultural humanities lesson, students investigate a specific country, examining its history, geography, climate, government, economics and arts. Young scholars draw inferences about the vital role that dance played in their identified country and compare and contrast their findings with other countries researched.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 21 Views 127 Downloads