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Patterns in Dance and Math
Learners analyze how repeated body movements and shapes can represent and extend patterns. In this pattern analysis lesson plan, students discuss patterns in dance, math, and everyday living. Learners demonstrate a dance using a sequence of movements.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 42 Views 55 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 25 Views 30 Downloads
Love a Culture:Dance to Its Music!
Students explore traditional dances. For 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 21 Views 127 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 5 Views 18 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 15 Views 79 Downloads
Sixth graders combine sounds or movements to create rhythm in dance and language. In this rhythm lesson, 6th graders read a poem and listen to the rhythm in the words. Students complete dance movements using sequence of pattern movements. Students then create a word bank and clap the rhythm of the words.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 16 Downloads
Chinese Lion Dance
Learners celebrate the Chinese New Year and listen to the story behind the Chinese Lion Dance. In this Chinese New Year lesson, students research the geography and culture of China. Learners create puppets, dance the Lion Dance and find China on the map.
Pre-K - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 28 Views 84 Downloads
New Review Dance with Your Fingers, Draw with Your Toes
Pair dancing, music, and art into one elementary lesson plan. Using the work of Henri Matisse and Rudy Autio as inspiration, kids spend a few days listening to music that fits the moods of various pieces of art, then work on their own paintings.
2nd - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 6 Downloads
Jarabe Tapatio (Mexican Hat Dance)
Oh, what a fun dance to learn! In this version of the Jarabe Tapatio (Mexican Hat Dance) which comes from Missouri State University, there are a lot of steps to learn along with finger snapping and hand clapping. While this is not the official version of the traditional dance, it is a fun and active dance to learn.
4th - 12th Physical Education 12 Views 39 Downloads
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 21 Views 34 Downloads
Describing Mirror Dances
Second graders perform mirror dancing. In this dancing lesson, 2nd graders are led in a dance warm-up and brainstorm kinds of movements they have done in dance. Students are then led through a demonstration of a mirror dance.
2nd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 11 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 18 Views 69 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 lesson, they develop their own dance with costumes describing their own feelings about one issue.
10th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 49 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 6 Downloads
Dancing Levels in Space
Students practice mirroring human moves by performing a dance in class. In this physical education lesson, students utilize different spaces around them to perform a dance expressing their full motion. Students cooperate in pairs or small groups to perform their dance.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 55 Views 106 Downloads