Folk Dances of Eastern Europe
Young scholars discover the rich cultural heritage of Eastern Europe by experiencing folk dance as a form of expressive art.
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Classics for Kids: Dvorak's "Slavonic Dance No. 7"
This short biography of Antonin Dvorak and map of Eastern Europe could accompany and supplement listening to "Slavonic Dance No. 7." Four questions support reading the geographic map, a "Listening Map" outlines the form of the...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
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...
10th Visual & Performing Arts
Half Man, Half Limping Rabbit
Students explore culture and change through reading "Half Main, Half Limping Rabbit" by Nina Porzucki. For this literature and cultural lesson, students discuss Dracula and other folk stories from Romania. Students identify the ways the...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History