Design and Perform a Rhythmic Routine Teacher Resources
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Migrations: Dance Stories about the Journeys of People
4th - 7th
Bring social studies to life! This interdisciplinary lesson 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...
Thrilling Information: Music and Reading
2nd - 4th CCSS: Designed
Here’s a cross-curricular program music activity that uses Peer Gynt to engage class members. Groups take one section of “In the Hall of the Mountain King,” choreograph their section of the tune to represent the story as they imagine it,...
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 activity, they develop their own dance...
Lesson 12: Select Poems For Words In Motion! Dances And Begin Choreography
3rd - 5th CCSS: Designed
Scholars gather in small groups to share their final drafts of free-verse poems. Peers reflect on their reading with a grand discussion that focuses on prosody. Poetry groups choose one poem to choreograph using motion that reflects a...
Folk Dance Explorations in the Choreographic Work of Modern Dance
Tenth graders participate in a lesson guided by an essential question: in what ways does choreographer, Mark Morris' work, "The Office," reflect Eastern-European traditional folk dance? During the lesson's first sessions, students...
Dancing Into History from Dance in America: Acts of Ardor: Two Dances by Paul Taylor
10th - 12th
Students watch a video of a performance choreographed by Paul Taylor. They research the Great Depression and issues facing teenagers today. They create a dance that shows a historic period of the United States.
Artistic Interpretation of a Classic: The Author's Role
9th - 12th
Reading the original Hans Christian Andersen tale of “The Little Mermaid” and viewing the Great Performances: The Little Mermaid from the San Francisco Ballet video offers class members an opportunity to consider how artistic decisions...
Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence and Climate Change: Dancing Our Way to a Better Environment
1st - 5th
Dance our way to a better environment? If only it were that simple! This unique activity appeals to bodily kinesthetic learners, but can memorable for all types of learners. They investigate different learning styles, or more...
West Side Story Suite and In The Night Fancy Free
8th - 12th
West Side Story and Romeo & Juliet—two classics in their own rights that help young literature lovers better analyze different works. Learners research and compare the characters and story elements of West Side Story and Romeo &...
Human Body Series - Digestive System
3rd - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
With articles entitled, "What's Puke?" and "What is a Fart?" this digestive system lesson is sure to be a gas! Elementary anatomists do a belly dance to illustrate how food moves through the digestive system and then design a board game...