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Spatial Relationships: an Over/Under Dance
Learners explore the relationships of space through movement. Two perform movement improvisation based on over/under. The activity improves hand-eye coordination, cooperation, and communication skills. The timing of the dance also increases abilities to judge spatial distances.
K - 4th Math 8 Views 32 Downloads
New Review Lesson 3: Branches of Government
Young historians climb through the three branches of the US government in the third lesson of this five-part series. While reading the first three Articles of the Constitution in small groups, children write facts on paper leaves that are used to create a government tree display.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 36 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson: Daria Martin: Body as Language
There is a wonderful magic that happens when artists collaborate. Kids examine storytelling through collaborative art. Inspired by Rodin's sculpture Minotaur, Daria Martin and Anna Halprin create a filmed dance sequence. Kids analyze the film and then work together to create a dance sequence that tells a story.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 14 Views 14 Downloads
Who Let the Dogs Out Tag/Dance
Students get a stuffed animal (chicken, dog or rabbit). When the "Bunny Hop" music is playing, all students perform the dance. When "Who Let the Dogs Out" plays, the "dogs" chase (via walking) the chickens and rabbits. If tag
3rd - 5th Physical Education 3 Views 6 Downloads
West Side Story
The Jets and the Sharks are back! As you watch the film version of West Side Story, use this viewing guide to help keep your class on track and analyze important plot events. Each song's lyrics are presented here, along with a set of analysis questions.
7th - 12th Language Arts 92 Views 134 Downloads
Character Traits in Fables
Combining art, music, dance, and reading comprehension, this lesson is geared to reach all ability levels. After reading a variety of fables and discussing story elements and character traits, class members select a moral to use as the basis of their own fable about two characters, one with foibles and one without.
2nd - 5th Language Arts 91 Views 738 Downloads
Bomba y Plena
High schoolers view pictures in their Spanish textbooks, discuss and listen to selection of Latin music, and read textbook passage to answer true/false questions about origins of bomba and plena. Students then practice Latin-style dance moves, choose type of music/dance to research, and create children's book to share with elementary high schoolers.
9th - 12th Languages 11 Views 123 Downloads
Exploring Force: The Nutcracker
Students explore basic dance element of force, compare and contrast the use of force as it distinguishes the expressive qualities of a given dance, and explore the use of force in several of its many expressions.
3rd - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 47 Downloads
Swing Squares - Activity 1
Students investigate and discuss Square Dancing as a folk tradition in America in this introductory lesson provided by Oregon Public Broadcasting. The unit focusses on learning dance and call techniques related to Square Dancing.
4th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 19 Downloads
Arts and Culture: Dance/Movement - Warming Up and Skill Development
Dance is an expressive and highly physical art form that incorporates culture, music, and body mechanics. Learners warm up their bodies, practice dance techniques and terminology, then explore African movement and rhythm. Tip: Have the class compose a drawing or essay depicting both the ritual and physical experiences of African dance.
6th Social Studies & History 5 Views 9 Downloads
Dance: Water Dancing
Examine the way water moves, drips, and splashes with an expressive dance. Learners discuss the ways in which water moves, then create dance sequences that show or describe water. There are several suggestions to adapt this lesson to meet the needs of all learners.
K Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Making Dances From Stories
After reading a short story, learners will create dances that show homophones and verbs. Their dance sequences involve three verbs and transition movements in between each verb. Tip: Have the class dance out the sequence of events from the story, instead of retell.
4th Language Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
The First Fire : A Cherokee Animal Tale
Fourth graders discover movement through the telling of "The First Fire", a Cherokee tale. Small groups are given sections of the story to tell by creating dances. Music (live and recorded) adds to the final performance and assessment.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
The Harlem Renaissance Births a Black Culture
Students examine the men and women who were a part of the Harlem Renaissance. Individually, they recreate their favorite pieces of art from the time period and create their own original works after reading poem from the movement. In groups, they discuss the conditions of Harlem that made it possible for the Harlem Renaissance to occur.
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 21 Views 155 Downloads
This line dance incorporates the grapevine, step-claps, the Twist, and the Lindy step. It's a great way to introduce the Lindy step in a line dance before teaching them to dance the Lindy with a partner. The directions are well written and explain the dance step-by-step.
4th - 9th Physical Education 3 Views 4 Downloads