Expressing Emotions through Movement Teacher Resources
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To Travel or Not to Travel: Locomotor andNonLocomotor Movement
Students develop dances. In this movement lesson, students play action and stillness games and learn motif writing symbols that communicate dance moves. Students use locomotor and non-locomotor movement to create their own movement phrases.
To Travel or Not to Travel: Locomotor and NonLocomotor Movement
Students investigate how to move through space before designing dances that show feelings, ideas, and thoughts. Using motif notation, they record movement ideas while they explore a variety of movement concepts. Using scoring guidelines, they demonstrate non-locomotor and locomotor movement.
Expression of Emotions-Dance
Pupils dance to the song by Kids in Motion called "Show Me What You Feel" and create their own individual style of creative expression at the given cues for the specific emotions using a colored scarf and body movements.
Dance Masters - Margaret Jenkins
Students research Margaret Jenkins. In this modern dance lesson, students discuss the life of Margaret Jenkins and the art of modern dance. They create their own modern dance focusing on time, shape, movement, and energy.
The Frontiers of Dance: Ledoh & the Salt Farm Butoh Dance Company
Students read information to learn about dance frontiers and Butoh dance. In this dance and art lesson, students are introduced to the dance form of butoh. Students watch a video about the topic and find their own outlets for expression in creative dance.
Harriet Tubman: Dancing on the Freedom Trail
Learners observe a dance interpretation about Harriet Tubman. In this art/social studies lesson, students explore how their emotions can be expressed through movement and create their own dance or dramatic interpretation.
The 'Language of Dance'
Students choreograph dances. In this dance choreography activity, students evaluate musical selections, then create a dance that capture the emotion of the music.
Dance: Sharp and Smooth Energy Qualities
Learners use different qualities of movement to express themselves. In this activity on movement, students use different qualities of energy and then use their experience as an inspiration for writing poetry.
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. So check out the video and use it to teach this dance to your PE classes.
Dancing the Colors of Birds
Students explore colors through storytelling and dance. For 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. Students also use movement to express their emotions they get from the colors.
Migrations: Dance Stories about the Journeys of People
Bring social studies to life! This interdisciplinary instructional activity has young writers tell the story of the migration of diverse groups of people to the United States. Pupils view the work of selected choreographers and discuss how dance often tells a story. A research component allows them to collect data on select populations to inspire written stories and creative dances.
The class creates and performs a movement performance of the creation story found in the Jewish tradition. This instructional activity begins with the research of Israeli culture and culminates in a performance of the narrated creation story. Adaptations can be made to explore different cultures and beliefs.
Growing on My Own, Kids on the Grow
Students participate in an after school program that promotes critical thinking, concern for others, recognizing differences, accepting differences, self-motivation and personal safety. They cover how kids develop, expressing different emotions, managing morning routines and identifying child safety hazards.
Translations and Reflections: Dancing Slides and Flips
Fourth graders investigate human motion by performing a dance routine in class. In this physical education lesson, 4th graders discover how to make the body flip and twist safely in order to express certain dance emotions. Students work with partners to create an expressive dance which they later perform.
Dancing with Coyote
Students discuss the painting Shuffle Off to Buffalo and dance, dress up, and learn about Old Man Coyote. In this art lesson plan, students use the painting as a spring board in order to evoke emotion and use that to create movement.
Hispanic Arts: Visual Arts, Dance and Music
Students observe global cultures by listening to music and watching videos. In this Latin American dance lesson, 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.
Teaching Fundamental Movement
Students perform fundamental movement activities for flexibility and motor skills. In this movement lesson plan, students perform physical activity for all grade levels.
Telling a Story through Dance
Students relate stories in dance. In this performing arts lesson, students explore The Nutcracker in dance and pantomime as they discover the emotion of ballet.
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.
West African Dance: Ekon kon
Twelfth graders investigate Ekon kon or Djola or Jola (dance), a noncompetitive, communal dance performed by the Djola people from the Sene-Gambia region of West Africa. They listen to a lecture by the teacher about the West African cultures that include this dance. The lesson includes many resources for the teacher as well as explicit directions for performing the dance.