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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 instructional activity, students sing songs and learn tempo. Students use the Yiddish circle dance 'Bim Bam' to complete a circle dance....
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 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 by...
6th - 12th Physical Education
What A Feeling ... Just Dance!
Hopefully your students have had some introduction already to dance movement before you do this lesson plan. If they have, then giving them ribbons and instructing them to make up a little routine should be a fun activity. Encourage your...
6th - 8th Physical Education
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