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Character Dances

Project Overview This is a kindergarten lesson that integrates dance and reading. We have a Visual and Performing Arts grant at my school, so we teach dance and theatre to the kids every year for approximately eight weeks each. Since...

Character Traits Through Pantomime

Project Overview This is an integration unit of theatre and language arts, tailored to the second grade common core standards. Its primary focus is on character traits and finding evidence in the text to support their claim. It uses pantomime to...

What Do You Stand For? A Portrait Point of View

Project Overview Walnut Elementary Education Center is a Visual/Performing Arts Magnet School. Every year as a staff we choose to have a focus artist where our art is centered on this artist’s work. This year our focus artist is Leonardo da...

A Journey in Life: The Westward Migration

Project Overview Fifth grade students are responsible for understanding the experiences of settlers and pioneers of the Westward Expansion of the 1800s. Fifth grade Social Studies state standards include learning about the reasons, modes of transportation, experiences, and consequences of...

Ancient Civilizations Dance

Project Overview “Ancient Civilizations Dance” – Dance integrated with ELA Common Core Standards and History/Social Studies The goal of these dance lessons is for students to use the information they have gathered on Ancient Civilizations and to incorporate characteristics of each...

Narratives in Motion

Project Overview “Narratives in Motion” is a dance unit for grade level 2. The context of the unit is as follows: Lessons 1-3 are the basic lessons for the Elements of Dance. These lessons are the foundation for the unit. This...

Stone Soup Trepak Dance

Project Overview This interdisciplinary unit has a teamwork theme and usually takes about a month to complete. It begins with a story and includes content instruction in language arts, art appreciation, dance, and nutrition. Kindergarten Visual Arts and Dance Our school...

Stories to Tableau

Project Description Kindergarten students will be able to perform a tableau (an age-appropriate pantomime) or frozen pictures to illustrate their knowledge of facial expressions and gestures of a character, as well as the beginning, middle, and end of a fictional...

Improvisational Comedy

This unit focuses on improvisational comedy and the performance of an improvised scene within the parameters set forth by both improvisational comedy as an art form and the boundaries of specific game called Throw in a Prop, including but not...

From Story to Book

In the beginning of the semester/year, students are learning to understand the language of visual art by developing content specific academic language. They are discretely taught to identify and describe each element of art and principle of design and analyze...

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