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Exploring the Elements of Dance
Third graders explore dance in relation to its formal elements of body shape, time, space, and energy in relationship. Students learn to combine various dance elements in dance making, performance (sharing) and reflective practices.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts 19 Views 34 Downloads
Exploring the Elements of Dance
Fourth graders explore dance as creative expression and a form of communication. In this dance study lesson, 4th graders discuss dance and categorize their class list. Students then participate in dance movements. Students discuss the communicative elements of dance and then work in groups to choreograph signature dances.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 15 Views 67 Downloads
Love a Culture:Dance to Its Music!
Students explore traditional dances. In this multicultural humanities lesson, students investigate a specific country, examining its history, geography, climate, government, economics and arts. Students 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 18 Views 124 Downloads
Patterns in Dance and Math
Students analyze how repeated body movements and shapes can represent and extend patterns. In this pattern analysis lesson, students discuss patterns in dance, math, and everyday living. Students demonstrate a dance using a sequence of movements.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 28 Views 50 Downloads
Popular Dance: The Impact of Cultural Exchange
Tenth graders recognize that many groups contributed to the richness of culture in the United States. This lesson provides an opportunity for students to learn more about the groups of people who built their way of life in the United States.
10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 28 Downloads
The Connection Between Patterns of Work And Dance
Ninth graders investigate, uncover, and analyze the connection between movement patterns found in work and in dance. Students create dance studies that reflect and extend work movement patterns and employ selected choreographic processes represented in previous dance making experiences.
9th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
The World is our Stage: Real Life Inspires Dance Making and Performance
Tenth graders examine various dances focused on issues faced by society. While viewing, they identify and analyze the movements and how they relate to the sociocultural issues. To complete the instructional activity, they develop their own dance with costumes describing their own feelings about one issue.
10th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 49 Downloads
West African Dance: Ku Ku
Twelfth graders explore West African Ku Ku dance. As a class, learners discuss the influence African dances have on the United Sates of today, as well as the history of the dance. Students observe and participate in a dance demonstration.
12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads
Chinese Lion Dance
Students celebrate the Chinese New Year and listen to the story behind the Chinese Lion Dance. In this Chinese New Year lesson plan, students research the geography and culture of China. Students create puppets, dance the Lion Dance and find China on the map.
Pre-K - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 25 Views 80 Downloads
Hispanic Arts: Visual Arts, Dance and Music
Students observe global cultures by listening to music and watching videos. In this Latin American dance lesson plan, students define merengue, salsa and other dances from the Hispanic culture while listening to Latin rhythm music. Students view educational DVD's which discuss reggae as well as the tango.
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 33 Views 170 Downloads
Sixth graders combine sounds or movements to create rhythm in dance and language. In this rhythm lesson plan, 6th graders read a poem and listen to the rhythm in the words. Students complete dance movements using sequence of pattern movements.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 13 Downloads
Love a Culture: Dance to Its Music!
Sixth graders practice four different cultural or traditional (folk) dances and participate in whole-class and small-group discussions that invite critical thinking to draw inferences. Students choose specific countries or regions to research, examining their histories, geographies, climates, governments, economics, cultures and arts.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 16 Downloads
Students explore rhythm. In this cross curriculum elements of dance, music, and literacy lesson, students listen to and repeat patterns of long/slow and short/fast sounds. Students choose a familiar theme and related words with 1- 4 syllables.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 21 Views 27 Downloads
Moving to Music
Students identify how they themselves use movement and dance and the many ways that people move and dance in various contexts. They observe and imitate folk movement and dance while decoding their skills and kinesthetic abilities. Students also identify the importance of folk dance to cultural groups and that they understand the folk group is the folk dance.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 58 Downloads
Dance: Sharp and Smooth Energy Qualities
Students use different qualities of movement to express themselves. In this lesson on movement, students use different qualities of energy and then use their experience as an inspiration for writing poetry.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads
Eighth graders are exposed to different types of media in order to investigate the tendency of being exposed to a set of values that run contrary to conservative values. They role play a television program in order to communicate the values of the writers.
8th Social Studies & History 13 Views 76 Downloads
Smooth and Sharp Cinquain Dances
Third graders write cinquain poems and perform associated dances. In this poetry and dance lesson, 3rd graders display smooth energy and sharp energy using hand movements. They brainstorm words for poems that describe an energy quality. They write a class energy cinquain poem.
3rd Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads