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The History of African-American Social DanceLesson Planet
5 mins 7th - 12th
Just exactly what is social dancing? What does social dancing have to do with the African American community and African American history? The narrator of this short video explains how social dancing can support the culture of a...
West Side Story Suite and In The Night Fancy FreeLesson Planet
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 &...
Arts and Culture: Dance - Historical Background of DancesLesson Planet
Throughout history, dance has had a spiritual or ritual significance depending on the context it's performed in. Critical thinkers research and create a multi-media presentation describing the use of dance and music in wedding rituals...
Dance of the Times: African-American Expression of JazzLesson Planet
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Music enthusiasts discover the birth of jazz and explore a variety of images showcasing African-Americans' expression of the music. Taking part in a grand conversation, pupils discuss the myriad of emotions that come to be from reviewing...
Popular Dance: The Impact of Cultural ExchangeLesson Planet
Tenth graders recognize that many groups contributed to the richness of culture in the United States. This lesson provides an opportunity for students to learn more about the groups of people who built their way of life in the United...
Describing Drum Beats in Native American MusicLesson Planet
8th - 12th
Students analyze the drum patterns and changing styles of the music and dance for the Native American song and dance "Owl Dance." They listen to a recording of "Owl Dance," discuss the cultural context of the song, and perform the song.