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The Tango

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore the music of Buenos Aires as they hear and then dance the Tango. They practice basic Tango rhythm, learn to sing the song, "Any Turkey can Tango," then practice a few Tango-riffic dance steps with a partner. What a...
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Baila! Latin Dance in the Spanish Classroom

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
One, two, three. One, two, three. Invite your language learners to practice the steps for researching and presenting information. Each small group has the task of explaining one Latin dance in full detail.
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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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Lesson 5: Create Dances With Prosody For “Sparklers;” TRAIL Marker #1

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
After a brain dance to warm up gross motor skills, small groups create and present a dance that showcases the free-verse poem "Sparklers" by Mark Vinz. The lesson closes with a progress monitoring system designed to assess comprehension...
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Lesson 15: Revise Words In Motion! Dances and TRAIL Marker #3

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Dancers revise their dances based on their peers' feedback and rehearse their final product. A poetry lesson plan provides scholars the opportunity to reflect in written format before discussing the project with their peers. 
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Dancing through Poetry

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Get your class up and moving as they explore how to express movement and dance through words. Designed around two poems by Lillian Morrison about break dancing, the activity truly captures the creative and multi-sensory aspects of...
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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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Weather Dance

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students study weather and focus on specific dance concepts. They are introduced to different ty es of clouds and how they are formed. Next, they study wind and why it occurs.
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Migrations: Dance Stories about the Journeys of People

For Teachers 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...
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Telling Stories Through Dance

For Teachers K - 2nd
Examine the movement of characters in the story, Caps for Sale. Using the text, pupils invent gestures and movements for some of the actions and major events. They practice retelling a story by using the movements they developed. They...
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Shall We Dance?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This four to five day mini dance unit has many components. Discussion on what makes a good dance partner, research on famous dancing pairs, as well as learning a choreographed piece in class. The class learns a short dance sequence and...
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Identify the Element of Line

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students explore the element of "line." In this beginning art lesson, students listen to the book Harold and the Purple Crayon, then describe the types of lines Harold drew. Students identify straight lines,  jagged lines, curvy lines,...
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Setting: Sensory Details: Twelve Dancing Princesses

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Encourage your class to use sensory details in their writing with this activity! This worksheet provides a short passage about dancing princesses and asks young writers to identify sensory details, develop a setting for a folktale, and...
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Lesson 6: Read "Clothesline" By Ralph Fletcher; Explore Words and Phrases Through Mirror Dance

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
The five senses are the focus of a lesson designed to explore feelings that a poem evokes through a variety of words and phrases. After a read-aloud and grand conversation, scholars dance to the free-verse poem "Clothesline" by Ralph...
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Science Puzzlers, Twisters, and Teasers: Chemical Bonding

For Students 7th - 10th
What a cute approach to chemical bonding! Atoms all have human names and are attending at a dance. Who will pair up with whom? By reading the characteristics, and not the element name, chemistry whizzes figure out the bonding pairs....
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Rain Dance

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
The importance of rainfall to the life cycle is underscored by an activity that engages class members in a discussion of how water effects newly planted seeds and supports their growth. Class members then create a dance to celebrate the...
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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 in the Classroom

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students explore physical education by participating in group activities. In this dance activity, students identify the personal expression in moving rhythmically and stretching. Students collaborate with a partner and choreograph their...
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Poetry: Literary Elements & Figurative Language

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
A review of types of figurative language leads to an opportunity for learners to make up their own examples and share. They are also introduced to four idioms, and then write a poem incorporating figurative language. While the directions...
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Creative Dance - Element of Space

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders perform and demonstrate locomotor and non-locomotor movements, while using various dance pathways and levels, incorporating the element of space.
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Appreciating the Men of Ballet from Dance in America: Born To Be Wild: The Leading Men of American Ballet Theatre

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars watch a video highlighting men in ballet. They complete further research on the topic using online and print resources. They create a short skit with the basic elements of dance.
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Introducing Maps Through Dance

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students are introduced to the key concepts of maps; direction, pathway/line, shape and symbol. They create the pathways and shapes they have "mapped" out on paper on the floor. They dance along the paths.
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Wildwood Dancing: Rewriting a Fairytale

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After completing Juliet Marillier's young adult novel Wildwood Dancing, class members rewrite a traditional fairy tale, making three significant changes to illustrate a theme of their choosing.
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Dance Sequences and Phrases

For Teachers 8th - 12th
A series of lessons about dance would be a great addition to your physical education class. Straightforward as well as creative, it teaches the basic skills of dance movement. A rubric helps guide the dancers to let them know what steps...

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