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Solo Dance Composition
Students conclude the semester with an individual movement study utilizing basic elements of dance and choreography previously covered in class. They will choose from three choreographic prompts presented a few days before giving them class time to begin their process.
Loves Music, Loves To Dance Book Quiz
In this fiction books instructional activity, students complete seven multiple choice questions about the book, "Loves Music, Loves To Dance." These questions contain concepts such as choosing the correct author, who published the book, when it was on the New York Times best seller list, and more.
Dance Like a Flame
Students explore Wes Wilson's poster, "Dance Like a Flame." In this visual arts lesson, students view the poster and discuss how the poster makes them feel. Students use movements or words to express their thoughts about the poster.
Color and Dance
Students dance to music and make shapes using sand and a funnel. In this shapes lesson plan, students name 3 colors and shapes in Hayagriva Sand Mandala, pass sand through a funnel, and dance to music in an uninhibited manner.
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.
Dancing through Poetry
Learners read two different poems about break dancing in which one show dance visually in the way the words are placed on paper and the other using its content to represent dance. They create their own break dance to music and perform.
Moccasins Are Made for Dancing
Students explore two Native American legends. In this cultural traditions instructional activity, students read "The Legend of Blue Bonnet," and "The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush." Students then study basic Native American dance movements prior to creating dances for the legends.
Turkeys in the Cell -- The Meiosis Square Dance
Learners identify the differences between the processes of mitosis and meiosis and explain how meiosis generates new combinations for natural selection. They illustrate the processes by square dancing.
Dance of the Times: African-American Expression of Jazz
Learners explore and experience jazz as a social dance form. They study how jazz was an important piece of African-American culture and how it developed.
Day One Dance Workshop
Fifth graders complete a unit of lessons on the definition of dance. They view videos of various dances, compare/contrast the dances viewed, categorize a list of words about dance on a handout, write journal responses, and perform dance movements.
Dynamics of Ceili Set Dance
Students demonstrate the Ceili folk dance. In this dance lesson, students discuss the characteristics of a folk dance and identify the patterns in the Ceili dance. Students demonstrate the dance steps with a partner and choreograph their own folk dance as a follow-up activity.
An Introduction to Sega: The Music and Dance of Mauritius
Young scholars study the folk music and dance of the island of Mauritius. In this music and dance lesson, students study the style of music and dance that is called sega. They learn about how the traditional music comes from the islands off the coast of Africa.
Love a Culture:Dance to Its Music!
Students explore traditional dances. In this multicultural humanities lesson plan, students investigate a specific country, examining its history, geography, climate, government, economics and arts. Students draw inferences about the vital role that dance played in their identified country and compare and contrast their findings with other countries researched.
Appreciating the Men of Ballet from Dance in America: Born to be Wild: The Leading Men of the American Ballet Theatre
Students examine the role of men in the American Ballet Theatre. In this ballet lesson, students watch segments of the Great Performances video "Dance in America: Born to be Wild: The Leading Men of the American Ballet Theatre." Students conduct further research pertaining to male ballet and create presentations to share with their classmates.
History of Dance
Study the dances of many cultures with this technology-based history unit. After reviewing technology tools in-depth, class members gather information online and make a presentation of the steps of their chosen dance, including slides on the origination and evolution of the dance. This activity could be modified to include group work to cut down on presentation time. The list of online resources is not included, but you can find your own depending on what you want for the presentations.
Students dance a Cossack dance. In this dance lesson, students learn to keep the beat and follow a movement sequence to dance a Cossack Dance.
Students, in groups, create original dances or aerobics routines.
Line 'Em Up!
Students find coordinate points on a grid and create a line graph with those points. This lesson should ideally be used during a unit on various types of graphs. They make and use coordinate systems to specify locations and to describe paths.
Rhythmic Movement Skills
Students participate in series of rhythmic movements to demonstrate skill in dance elements. In this rhythmic movements lesson, students answer sequentially developed questions which include clapping and marching to explore movement. Students move in patterns.
Dancin' to the Times
Fifth graders work in groups in order to research a specific music era or dance style to share with the class. They have studied different music styles that are included in the instructional activity and now they have the choice to research one. There is a test included in this instructional activity for assessment purposes.