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Young scholars 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. An excellent, cross-curricular lesson.
Students study the Bill of Rights. In this Bill of Rights lesson plan, students read and analyze the Bill of Rights before performing The Amendment Song, and a dance associated with the concepts. They work in small groups using a Frayer method graphic organizer to develop their vocabulary about the topic. They write and carry out a survey about the Right they are researching.
Take a look into the many facets, purposes, and styles of Native American music. Each slide in this well-organized presentation provides clear introductory information on the forms and functions of American tribal music. Use it to introduce world music, for an American history lesson, or for a music appreciation class.
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 their own simple dances. Finally, lesson three has them apply dance principles and vocabulary to each movement they make.
Eighth graders investigate modern-dance choreographer Merce Cunningham's historically significant contribution to dance-making history. Specifically, 8th graders explore and practice Merce Cunningham's choreographic use of chance operations (probability), through kinesthetic and movement exploration.