Dancing With Props
Students move a prop by moving their bodies. They are encouraged to focus on balance, a variety of body movements, and making the prop central to their movements.
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A Reader's Theater Script for Clever Jack Takes the Cake
Breathe life into a reading of the children's story Clever Jack Takes the Cake with this Reader's Theater script. Offering speaking roles for nine students plus a sound effects chorus, this is a great activity that engages the whole...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Translations and Reflections of Triangles: Transformation Dances
Students explore transformations in dance. In this cross curriculum geometry and dance lesson, students define and identify angles, reflections, and translations, then practice dance movements using a stretchy band that represent these...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Translations and Reflections: Dancing Slides and Flips
Fourth graders investigate human motion by performing a dance routine in class. In this physical education lesson, 4th graders discover how to make the body flip and twist safely in order to express certain dance emotions. Students...
4th Visual & Performing Arts
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 lesson, they develop their own dance with...
10th Visual & Performing Arts
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...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Creating Story with Music
In Bali, the term gotong royong means working together. Children will see firsthand how two cultural music pieces can work together to create something new, while also understanding the importance of collaborative effort. They are broken...
K - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Designed