Enduring Understanding 1: The arts are inherently experiential and actively engage learners in the processes of creating, interpreting, and responding to art.

General Information
Number: DA.912.S.1
Title: The arts are inherently experiential and actively engage learners in the processes of creating, interpreting, and responding to art.
Type: Enduring Understanding
Subject: Dance
Grade: 912
Big Idea: Skills, Techniques, and Processes

Related Benchmarks

This cluster includes the following benchmarks.

Related Access Points

This cluster includes the following access points.

Independent

DA.912.S.1.In.a
Create, re-create, and refine a variety of dance performances.
DA.912.S.1.In.b
Identify muscular and skeletal structures involved in rotation, flexion, and/or extension.

Supported

DA.912.S.1.Su.a
Re-create and refine selected dance performances.
DA.912.S.1.Su.b
Recognize muscular or skeletal structures involved in movement.

Participatory

DA.912.S.1.Pa.a
Contribute to the creation or re-creation and refinement of a variety of dance performances.
DA.912.S.1.Pa.b
Isolate movement of selected body parts.

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Lesson Plans

Overcoming Adversity - Choreographic Exploration & Expression:

In this lesson the students will learn about the story of Misty Copeland, then will create their own choreographic phrase, exploring and expressing the theme of overcoming adversity.   

Type: Lesson Plan

Light Dancing Images:

In this lesson, the students will create a light dance painting based on student choreographed movements using glow sticks (or other light sources).  The image created will be a still photo of the entire 30-45 second dance.  Students will then analyze their work based upon the elements and principles of dance and make adjustments as needed to create the most dynamic image possible.  Students will then complete another light dance painting and compare the two images.

 

Type: Lesson Plan

Improvisation Dance:

In this lesson, students will create an improvisation dance demonstrating an understanding of the elements of dance and improvisational strategies.

Type: Lesson Plan

Presentation/Slideshow

Structured Dance Improvisation Using Action Words:

PowerPoint outline for creating a dance phrase using action words.

Type: Presentation/Slideshow

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