Dance Genres Teacher Resources
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Nureyev: The Unconquerable Will
Students consider the development of dance across cultures. In this dance genre lesson, students study the history of Russia and the Mongol Tatars. Students research how classical ballet made its way to Russia and create collaborative projects to share their findings.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads
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 this jig, so it will take some time to learn.
4th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 18 Views 21 Downloads
James Wyeth: Capturing Dance
Students draw portraits of a dancer. In this visual-arts lesson, students study the work of James Wyeth online. They then watch a dance performance and sketch 10 - 15 pieces depicting dancers. Five of these sketches will be selected for exhibition.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
We Can Dance
Fourth graders explore the love of dance in Texas and examine a variety of well-known dances performed in Texas. For this we can dance lesson, 4th graders research the background of different cultural dances in Texas and work with a partner to practice some of the dance steps that first arrived in Texas.
4th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Students go through the experience of creating a dance. They use the correct vocabulary when creating the dance in writing. Students choreograph the steps needed to perform the dance in sequence. Then they perform the dance for final assessment.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 14 Views 49 Downloads
One of the best ways to explore other cultures is through experiencing their dances. That's exactly what happens in this sweet lesson on cultural dance. In it, learners dance to The Mexican Hat Dance, Skip to My Lou, and other classic dances from around the world.
Pre-K - 1st Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Students share dance moves that reflect their personalities or depict how they are feeling, explore popularity of recreational and competitive social dancing by reading and discussing the article "Follow the Flying Feet," present examples of social dancing, research dance forms performed in class, and reflect on which dance styles they like best.
6th - 12th Language Arts 49 Views 178 Downloads
My Friend's Sister is a Pole Dancer!
Eighth graders explore the workout that is provided by pole dancing. In this lesson, 8th graders read an article then complete several activities that check their comprehension of the article, such as answering questions that can be on paper or in a class discussion, vocabulary, participating in a debate or a fill-in-the blank worksheet.
8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Jazz and Math: Improvisation Permutations
Students explore the various rhythmic combinations in jazz and blues music. They watch a video segment, apply a mathematical formula to calculate the number of possible rhythmic combinations, and perform a combination of notes and rhythm on a keyboard.
5th - 12th Math 16 Views 122 Downloads
Jazz and Math: Improvisation Permutations
Learners observe that there are myriad combinations of rhythms to choose from when improvising jazz and blues music, and recognize that while the variations seem infinite, they are in fact finite. They notate a 12 bar blues progression using a different combination of notes and rhythms for each of the 12 bars, and then perform it on a keyboard or virtual piano online.
9th - 12th Math 3 Views 39 Downloads
First graders explore two-dimensional shapes. Individually, children follow directions to draw shapes. Learners use shaving cream, geoboards, yarn, marshmallows, and toothpicks to create shapes. As a class, 1st graders brainstorm descriptions of each shape, paying particular attention to the number of sides and angles.
1st Math 3 Views 29 Downloads
Writing Narrative Letters
Eighth graders compare the culture and events of Eastern North Carolina in the early 1800's to the novel "The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle." They conduct Internet research, and write a letter from the character Charlotte to her parents from the Seahawk's next port of call.
8th Language Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads