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Students get involved with rhythms. They demonstrate routines involving tinikling, lummi sticks, line dancing, ball handling, hoops, and ribbons. They demonstrate competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
Students explore the element of "line." For this beginning art lesson, students listen to the book Harold and the Purple Crayon, then describe the types of lines Harold drew. Students identify straight lines,  jagged lines, curvy lines, and squiggly lines in the book and around the classroom. Students draw contour lines on a huge piece of paper to create a line mural. A resource list of books and artists that use age-appropriate examples of "line" is included.
Students increase dance skills while having fun dancing to popular music.
Your class will watch as one child orbits the sun as Earth, while another orbits as Mars. If the timing is right, they will see the repetitive dance between the two planets and discover how often they are opposite from each other. For high schoolers, follow this activity by having them apply Newton's universal law of gravitation to compute their motions mathematically. 
Fourth graders create a dance with a partner that shows parallel and perpendicular lines. In this lines lesson plan, 4th graders create symmetrical designs and line pairs with their partner.
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.
Students explore the different themes and strategies of dancing by performing in class.  In this physical education lesson, students practice moving specific joints and muscles as they train to perform a dance.  Students perform a dance in a shadow line and critique their classmates afterwards.
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.
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.
Students learn the steps to line dancing. In this line dancing lesson, students learn to put dance steps together in patterns. They learn dance steps for the Ducky Dance, Mexican Hat Dance, The Conga, and the Bunny Hop among others.
Students learn about the a dance company with disabled dancers as well as the field of integrated dance. In this integrated dance lesson plan, students read passages about the AXIS Dance Company, an integrated dance company of able and disabled dancers. Students complete research about the history of integrated dance and theatre, give a presentation of their research, and complete exercises using the approach of integrated dance.
Students construct a ribbon wand which, through the use of line, color, contrast and shape can be used to better express a given emotion. They create a dance using the ribbon wand.
Students discover African musical rhythms by performing Ancestral Spirit Dances.  In this musical lesson, students research Willis "Bing" Davis and the abstract work he created.  Students listen to Yoruba drum music and experiment dancing to the beat before creating their own abstract drawings.
Fourth graders are presented with a wedding song and dance of another culture. They also make a connection between the beat of a song with various dance movements.
In this comprehension worksheet, students read a passage about styles of dance and answer multiple choice questions about it. Students complete 5 questions total.
Students participate in and practice dances in P.E. which are appropriate for their grade level. They invite parents, grandparents and sibilings to join a family dance participation night where all the participants dance simple, yet fun dances to promote positive interaction of school and the community.
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. Pupils create a formal presentation to be given in class.
Students explore the differences in tempo through movement. In groups, students create an original dance phrase and illustrate both fast and slow movement. They share their observations and evaluate each dance according to originality and skill level.
There are some good ideas for dance warm ups, cool downs, and movement activities, but the focus is a bit odd. The class discusses that differently abled people like to dance too. Pupils feel what it's like for deaf or blind people to dance. They then discuss gender in rock music. The intent is good, but the lesson could be better if it was presented in a different manner. 
A brief passage about International Dance Day, April 29, is accompanied by an array of language activities based in sound ELD practice: cloze exercise, phrase matching, word jumble, multiple choice, sequencing, interview, group presentation, fluency writing, and homework/extension ideas. Links to a British-accented audio clip of the passage and an interactive multiple choice sequencing activity in which readers reconstruct the passage phrase by phrase.

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