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Celebrate Oktoberfest with the Polka
Here's a pretty comprehensive lesson on the polka. There is information on the origins of the polka and the history of Oktoberfest. There is even a list of how to count to ten in Polish, Czech, and German. Include or skip whatever you...
5th - 12th Physical Education
Celebrating Halloween With the Purple People Eaters
Get youngsters moving by teaching them some basic dance moves. This dance can be done in a circle, a line, or scattered around the gym. There are four movement combinations that are taught to the song "Purple People Eater" by Sheb...
K - 4th Physical Education
Looking at different cultures and how music from differing cultures changes movements, meaning and mood
Each of the three dance lessons included here will get your class moving. The first lesson allows learners to explore how music and movement differ in meaning depending on cultural context. Lesson two gives them an opportunity to create...
7th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts
Using Rhythm to Teach Patterns and Directions
Introduce young learners to line dancing. Here are some simple movement patterns to teach them. First teach, repeat, and repeat again without music. Then when they have a pretty good grasp of the movement patterns, add music and practice...
K - 4th Physical Education
Accelerando - Israel, Peru, Russia
Students complete activities to learn about the music concept of accelerando. In this accelerando lesson, students sing songs and learn tempo. Students use the Yiddish circle dance 'Bim Bam' to complete a circle dance. Students also...
1st - 2nd English Language Arts
Bleacher Dance - Adding to School Spirit
Looking for some moves to do in the bleachers while at a school sports event? This lesson plan teaches two sets of 32-counts. The moves can basically be done while standing up in the bleachers!. The amount of movement will be determined...
6th - 12th Physical Education
Creating, Interpretation and Presentation: African Dance
Warming up and cooling down are two very important parts of participating in dance. Here, the class will warm up their bodies prior to choreographing an African-inspired dance of their own. When they are done rehearsing, they follow the...
9th Visual & Performing Arts
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...
3rd - 11th Visual & Performing Arts
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...
4th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts