Like Me- Students will learn to appreciate and imitate a variety of
Research Essay- Students will learn about and appreciate the history,
characteristics, and significance of a specific dance style.
to the Beat- Students will examine and dance to the beat of a drum.
This encourages students to pay attention to the beat of the music while
they dance and understand that rhythm is an important aspect to dancing.
Learn the Bunny Hop, Chicken Dance, Circle Virginia Reel, Shoe Dance,
and Line Dances.
Movement Through Family Ties- "These types of dances only survive
being used as performance material after careful staging. Even then it
would be the rare audience that could make it through a full evening performance."
Dance- After listening to the selection, have students identify the
shape of the letter their name begins with.
Line and Social
Dance- This learning segment is a basic introduction to rhythmic movement
as a way to feel good physically, be mentally stimulated, develop self-esteem
and to interact with others in a social situation.
Dancing- Students will examine and perform movements of different
parts of their body. This is a good activity to use for warming up, encouraging
balance, and the examination of the space around for safe movement.
Students remove shoes or have an extra pair of socks which they lace on
History of Black Dance- This unit will initially be presented with
historical information that is essential for teaching the history of Black
dance. That material will be followed by lesson plans in chronological
order that mirror the periods of Black dance/history covered in the unit.