Performing Arts Teacher Resources
All the world's a stage, so find out how to wow an audiance. Your young performers will star in our premier collection of drama, music and dance resources.
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Your class isn't just going to discuss the digestive system; they're going to act it out! It sounds gross, but it's actually a great idea, it will really help kids visualize the digestive process. First, they discuss and read about the digestive system, then they are assigned parts to play.
2nd - 8th Science 117 Views 167 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Dancing Fast, Medium and Slow
Second graders practice dance using different speeds of music and types of movement. In this dance activity, 2nd graders view a clip of tap dancing and analyze the speed of music in coordinating with the speed of dance movements. Students complete a choreography and performance for the activity.
2nd Visual & Performing Arts 19 Views 26 Downloads
Describing Shadow Rhombi
Fifth graders investigate performance arts by practicing dances. In this physical education lesson, 5th graders discover rhombus shadowing, a type of dance based on 90 degree turns and square formations. Students practice using their vocabulary by describing movements involved in the different dances.
5th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Some emotions are indescribable, but sometimes you have to try! After brainstorming adjectives that describe emotions, pupils watch a quick film, at first with no sound. Partners share their adjectives and come up with descriptions for the people in the video before watching it a second time, this time with sound.
9th - 12th Language Arts 65 Views 41 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Dancing Levels in Space
Learners practice mirroring human moves by performing a dance in class. In this physical education activity, students utilize different spaces around them to perform a dance expressing their full motion. Learners cooperate in pairs or small groups to perform their dance.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 53 Views 104 Downloads
Dancing Word Meaning
First graders show word meaning through movement. In this word meaning instructional activity, 1st graders participate in a "Brain Dance" to begin the instructional activity. They listen as the teacher reads a book and acts out words to show meaning such as tumbling when they hear "tumble down.
1st Language Arts 21 Views 44 Downloads
Same and Different Through Music and Art
This lesson is intended for a music class but would be a great way to teach compare and contrast to any class. Kindergarteners dance the Hokey Pokey to four different styles of music and examine two paintings of Humpty Dumpty, then discuss the similarities and differences in the songs, dances, and art.
K Visual & Performing Arts 55 Views 204 Downloads
Scripting a Crime Drama
Develop novice script-writers. Small groups sift through a sample script, noting any script-writing conventions to share with the whole class. Using these conventions and plot structures, these groups compose a script for a 10 minute excerpt of a television crime drama.
9th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 21 Views 71 Downloads
7th Grade Dance
The question of the year is, "How much money do I need to attend the seventh grade dance?" Considering costs of clothing, dinner, and admission, learners compute sales tax and tips to add in for a final price. This task is intended to be used during a unit on ratio and percent.
6th - 8th Math 7 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
7.RP Music Companies, Variation 1
We've got the beat! And your musically-minded mathematicians will tap their toes as they determine which music company would be getting a better deal based on their offers to buy out TunesTown. The topic is extended in an additional task in variation 2 of this lesson.
6th - 8th Math 7 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed
7.RP Music Companies, Variation 2
Real-world multiple-step proportion problems are sometimes hard to find for your math class. Here is one designed specifically to meet that need. Learners use proportional relationships to determine price per share in the acquisition of one music company by two others.
6th - 8th Math 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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
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 111 Views 747 Downloads
Direction in Dance
Students discover the movements possible in their own body by performing dances in class. In this physical education lesson, students define several key terms related to dancing which will help them follow instructions. Students practice dance choreography then perform their dance solo in front of classmates.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 23 Views 37 Downloads