History of Dance Teacher Resources
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Dance and Discourse: Boogie Down with History
10th - 12th CCSS: Designed
How did the Charleston reflect the culture of the 1920s? To find the answer, class members are taught the dance, read an essay by Albert Haim entitled, “The Charleston in the 1920s: the Dance, the Composers, and the Recordings,” and...
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.
Dances to Flute Music and Obscene Verse. It's Roman Theater, Everybody: Crash Course Theater #5
12 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Believe it or not, ancient Romans had a sense of humor—although it may have been a bit absurd. The fifth video in the Crash Course Theater series discusses the evolution of Roman drama, incorporating images and animations to help bring...
All Night Demon Dance Party - Kathakali: Crash Course Theater #24
11 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What's more fun than an all night demon dance party? Kathakali, a type of Indian drama and dance, is the topic of an informational video. Viewers gain an understanding of the history behind the style, as well as witness examples of...
Nostrils, Harmony with the Universe, and Ancient Sanskrit Theater: Crash Course Theater #7
13 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Before Bollywood movies, Sanskrit theater ruled the stage in ancient India. Learn about rasas, bhavas, and categories of plays through the seventh video in the Crash Course Theater series that explores the first type of theater to appear...
Literacy in History/Social Studies: 9-10th Grade ELA Common Core
9th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
Social studies and literacy skills go hand in hand, as one of the core components of history, philosophy, political science and the other social studies is the written word. The RH.9-10 CCSS standards place an emphasis on primary sources, the building blocks upon which historical inquiry is based. These resources will help your students dig in to challenging texts.
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...