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Traditional Japanese Dance
Students study introductory history and cultural purposes of selected Japanese dance forms. They analyze the philosophical beliefs, social systems, and movement norms that influence the function and role of Japanese dance in the lives of its people.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 26 Downloads
Hispanic Arts and Culture Unit: Visual Arts, Dance, and Music
Students learn about Latin American dance and rhythm in different forms and participate in dancing. In this Latin American lesson plan, students also analyze Latin American paintings.
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 22 Views 12 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
Analyzing Two Dances and Making a Dance Map: The Nutcracker
Students discuss dance elements and create a dance map. They choose a dance theme and incorporate movement into their dance maps and choreography. They also experiment with different types of music.
3rd - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 30 Views 104 Downloads
High schoolers demonstrate knowledge of the processes, principles, and structure of line dance. In groups students choreograph their own line dance, implementing moves learned from previous dances taught in the line dance unit.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Dancing the Colors of Birds
Students explore colors through storytelling and dance. In this visual arts lesson, students view the painting "Bird and Cornstalk Rug" and identify three colors. Students express how the colors make them feel through the rhythm of percussion instruments.
Pre-K - K Visual & Performing Arts 17 Views 75 Downloads
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Master the art of salsa dancing in the comfort of your own home (or classroom) with a high-quality and easy-to-follow series of videos. An instructor and his partner demonstrate all the basic steps, and a whole rhythm section gives background music to rehearse.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Using Rhythm to Teach Patterns and Directions
Introduce young learners to line dancing. Here are some simple movement patterns to teach them. First teach, repeat, and repeat again without music. Then when they have a pretty good grasp of the movement patterns, add music and practice some more.
K - 4th Physical Education 11 Views 22 Downloads
What do writing and dance have in common? They both have a six-trait rubric for assessment. Just like a good story, a good dance must have a hook, beginning, middle, end, logical sequence, and a climax. Learners use a structured criterion to analyze a dance performance in detail.
5th Language Arts 8 Views 11 Downloads
Swiss Ball Square Dance
Combine square dancing and a Swiss ball. There are quite a few square dance moves and how to do them while sitting on, or carrying a Swiss ball. Teach these square dance moves to the class. Then have them work together in small groups to create their own square dance moves and sequences using the Swiss ball.
4th - 10th Physical Education 3 Views 5 Downloads
5,6,7,8 Line Dance
5,6,7,8 Line Dance is a very simple, but very fast-paced line dance. It is comprised of the grapvine steps, moving forward and backwards, moving diagonally, jumping, and clapping. There is a repeating section of the dance which calls for dancers to be creative and do their own thing.
4th - 11th Physical Education 13 Views 14 Downloads
Let little dancers choreograph a dance using steps they have learned in the unit. Write the names of the dance steps that have been taught on sets of index cards. Make sure that each set of cards you create has a mix of the dance steps. You could even write out the directions on the back sides.
3rd - 6th Physical Education 7 Views 11 Downloads
How Did Jazz Music During the 1920’s Reflect a Change of Culture for America?
Music and culture are intimately linked. Ask your learners to find connections between jazz and the culture of the 1920s though a jigsaw activity and writing assignment. All pupils read one of three articles and get together in mixed groups to create posters that represent the similarities and differences between the articles.
6th - 8th Language Arts 146 Views 178 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 4 Views 13 Downloads
Living History - Dance
Seventh graders explore the traditional dances of various immigrants into the United States. While attending a cultural event from a specific immigrant group, 7th graders observe cultural dances. They interview members of the ethnic group and learn the dance.
7th Social Studies & History 9 Views 17 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 instructional activity 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 5 Views 29 Downloads
Vishal Ramani & Shri Krupa Dance Foundation
Students study the art of Bharata Natyam Indian dance. In this Indian dance lesson, students read text about Indian dance Bharata Natyam dance. Students may create their own dance and a television story about the topic.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 21 Downloads