This segment illustrates dance as a form of both communication and artistic expression. Elements and conventions of dance are integrated with the math curriculum. Students use their bodies to represent the fundamental concept of symmetry in math and dance.The students show how learning sophisticated concepts can be fun.
REMIX- Added accessibility enhancements.This lesson will introduce students to the History the Nutcracker Ballet by P.I. Tchaikovsky. They will learn and listen about History the Nutcracker Ballet by P.I. Tchaikovsky through the resources provided.
This lesson will introduce students to the History the Nutcracker Ballet by P.I. Tchaikovsky. They will learn and listen about History the Nutcracker Ballet by P.I. Tchaikovsky through the resources provided.
Juan Tamad is a lazy character from Filipino Folk tale. Tikling Birds in the rice fields are one of the inspirations of the Filipino Folk Dance, the Tinikling. This animated short explores the possibility that Juan Tamad and his lazy encounter with the Tikling Birds witnessed the origin of the Tinikling Folk dance!
Take students on a musical journey to learn “What Makes Music, Music?,” exploring fundamentals such as melody, rhythm, dynamics, tempo, and texture! This resource's link takes you to a very short form that gives you free access to the teacher guide/lesson plan books, student readings, videos, and presentation slides. The 8 lessons are:
- Introduction to the Orchestra & Musical Storytelling with Beethoven
- Form with Jessie Montgomery
- Dynamics with Mozart
- Rhythm with Joplin
- Texture with Anthony Kelley
- Tempo with Arturo Márquez (online concert)
- Melody with Terry Mizesko
- Finale with Carlos Simon (online concert)
Patterns are everywhere. Students who are incouraged to look for patterns and to express them mathematically begin to understand how mathmatics applies to the world in which they live. identifying and beginning to work with a wide variety of patterns helps students to develop the ability to classify and organize information. This activity will be presented when patterns are discussed in math. The students will observe that patterns exist in the areas of music and dance. Students will be able to follow the repeating patterns of the line dance.
In this lesson students learn how a dancer acts out the story with movement instead of words, through watching a video of the ballet Swan Lake. Students are amazed at how the dancer is able to convey her feeling with her body. Explain that dance can tell a story and that, like Odette, they can tell a story with their bodies as well. They have the opportunity to tell a short story of their own through pantomime and movement.