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Day 4: Folk Dance

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Day four of this dance lesson teaches the steps to a Mexican folk dance. It uses chunking and dance to aid them in memorizing the steps. Note: This lesson appears incomplete.
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Mayim, Mayim - Israeli Folk Dance

For Teachers 3rd - 11th
Mayim, Mayim is an Israeli folk dance done to celebrate the discovery of water. The dance is done in a circle with everyone moving the same way at the same time. If your dancers are shy and do not want to hold hands then perhaps use...
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Discovering Russian Folk Dance

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore the art of Russian folk dancing. In this cultural traditions lesson, 1st graders research the Troika and incorporate attributes of the Russion folk dance into their own renditions.
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Folk Dances from Spanish Speaking Countries

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Pupils explore dance activities from three different Spanish speaking countries.
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Creating a Landscape Through Art, Music, Dance, and Poetry

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
A brightly-colored David Hockney landscape painting inspires poetry, dance, music, and paper sculpture in this multi-faceted activity. After brainstorming words inspired by the painting, the whole class collaborates on a cinquain poem,...
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Tell a Fairy Tale with Dance

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
A read-aloud of a familiar fairy tale introduces the concept of story elements—main characters, setting, and plot. Multiple retellings of the story set to music get scholars moving as they dance. Movements portray story elements and tell...
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Folk Dances of Eastern Europe

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Learners explore the cultural heritage of Eastern Europe. In this folk dance lesson, students take note of the provided dance steps for the Gypsy dance. Learners practice performing the dance.
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Folk Dances of Eastern Europe

For Teachers 1st - 9th
Students experience folk dance as a form of expressive art, and appreciate the rich cultural heritage of Eastern Europe.
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Appalachia

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars investigate the benefits of dance and participate in dances. In this dance lesson, students investigate a number of dances such as square dancing and clogging that are native to Appalachia. They use math concepts to...
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Folk Dancing Fun

For Teachers 1st
First graders discuss different kinds of music they have heard. They listen to a short selection of folk music and discuss where they think it is from. Using a globe, the teacher shows students where the music is from. They spread out on...
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Groovy 60s Dances!

For Teachers 6th - 12th
1960s dances: The Twist, The Jerk, The Swim, The Monkey, The Mashed Potato, The Watusi, The Hitchhiker, and The Boog-a-loo. Introduce your class to the dances of the 60s. Find Motown music, watch online videos that show the different...
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Comparing Native American and American Folk Music

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students examine how aspects of Native American and American folk music are alike and different. They contrast both forms of music and engage in many activities to identify or explain how music fulfills a variety of purposes.
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An Introduction to Sega: The Music and Dance of Mauritius

For Teachers K - 12th
Students 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...
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Swing your Partner: The Basics of Square Dancing

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Students perform square dancing steps. In this square dancing instructional activity, students view a video to learn the basic steps.  Students discuss the history of the dance and perform with partners. 
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Folk Dance Explorations in the Choreographic Work of Modern Dance

For Teachers 10th
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...
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Folk Dances of Eastern Europe

For Teachers K - 12th
Students discover the rich cultural heritage of Eastern Europe by experiencing folk dance as a form of expressive art.
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Swing Your Partner!

For Teachers 5th - 8th
This was written for ESOL learners, but could work for any elementary class. Learners read about the American dance style known as Square Dancing. They explore its use in literature, write a friendly letter about it, and then use their...
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Cultural and Historical Meaning: Little Johnny Brown

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students perform a folk dance and discuss its cultural and historical meanings. They review the dance and perform it, beginning with four individuals who dance with confidence right from the start.
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Seven Jumps

For Teachers K - 5th
Your young poets will jump at the chance to demonstrate their understanding of stanzas. Cue up “Seven Jumps,” a track on Michael Herman’s CD, International Folk Dances. Class members move to the music of each stanza and freeze when a...
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Gotta Dance

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars share dance moves that reflect their personalities or depict how they are feeling, explore popularity of recreational and competitive social dancing by reading and discussing the article "Follow the Flying Feet," present...
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Analyzing Two Dances and Making a Dance Map: The Nutcracker

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students discuss dance elements and create a dance map. They choose a dance theme and incorporate movement into their dance maps and choreography. They also experiment with different types of music.
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Dance Around the World

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners gather information about traditional dances. In this folk dance lesson, students work in small groups to research a type of folk dance, then present information and perform the dance for the class.
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Line Dancing the Kindergarten Way!

For Teachers K
Students discuss folk dancing and perform a line dance to reinforce story telling through movement. They discover and practice given dance steps and perform a dance to the theme music, 'You've Got a Friend of Me' from the movie, 'Toy...
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Swing Your Partner! It's A Virtual Square Dance

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars explore the Wessels Living History Farm website and research how to do a square dance. They read a story, listen to an explanation of barn dances, and participate in various square dances.

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