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Communication: Expressing Feeling Through Movement

Communication: Expressing Feeling Through Movement

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In this lesson students will explore emotions through facial expressions, body shapes, and movement. They will create choreography based on selected emotions, discussing what energy, size, level, and speed the body employs to create a particular feeling.

Subject:
Dance
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of California Irvine
Author:
The University of California Irvine
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Creating Movement Sequences

Creating Movement Sequences

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In this lesson students will explore action words through a series of improvisations. Then they will choose three or four action words from a list around which they will create a choreographic sequence. Students will vary the levels, energy, and speed they use when performing their sequences. Students will then create short stories from sentences they wrote containing their action words. Students will tell the stories using movement.

Subject:
Dance
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of California Irvine
Author:
The University of California Irvine
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Creating Story Dances

Creating Story Dances

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In this lesson students will identify action words found in text. They will discuss how dancers use movement to tell a story just as an author uses words. Then students will create word dances with a theme- e.g spring time or under the sea.

Subject:
Dance
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of California Irvine
Author:
The University of California Irvine
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Exploring Dance: Line

Exploring Dance: Line

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In this lesson students will identify and define curved, straight, zigzaged, and spiral lines. Students will explore the lines using both axial/non-locomotive and locomotive movements.

Subject:
Dance
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of California Irvine
Author:
The University of California Irvine
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Exploring Space: Shapes

Exploring Space: Shapes

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In this lesson students will understand the relationship between body lines and shapes. They will participate in teacher guided improvisations exploring shapes using both axial and locomotive movement. Students will also identify shapes as they are demonstrated by other dancers.

Subject:
Dance
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of California Irvine
Author:
The University of California Irvine
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Expression and Communication: Meaningful Dance

Expression and Communication: Meaningful Dance

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This lesson is designed to follow Communication: Expressing Feeling Through Movement. in this lesson students create original choreography expressing contrasting emotions. They are assessed using the provided Performance Rubric. Students then discuss how body movement changes as emotions change.

Subject:
Dance
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of California Irvine
Author:
The University of California Irvine
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Focus and Cooperation: Mirroring and Shadowing

Focus and Cooperation: Mirroring and Shadowing

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In this lesson students pair up to explore mirroring and shadowing (leading and following) with axial and locomotive movements. Student learn the ettiquette of leading and following and apply their knowledge in creating a "Mirror and Shadow" dance. This lesson includes an assessment rubric and a worksheet to facilitate student written responses.

Subject:
Dance
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of California Irvine
Author:
The University of California Irvine
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Inspired Choreography

Inspired Choreography

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This lesson is designed to follow the Creating Movement Sequences lesson. in this lesson students will create simple 3 part choreographies based on selected sentences. The choreographies will include action words, punctuation and expression.

Subject:
Dance
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of California Irvine
Author:
The University of California Irvine
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Lesson 1:  The Name Game

Lesson 1: The Name Game

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In this lesson, students will demonstrate appropriate call and response using their voice (loud and soft), body, and imagination to create theatre. Students will create movement related to theatre.

Subject:
Theater
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of California Irvine
Author:
University of California, Irvine
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Lesson 2:  A Hunting We Will Go...!  (done in conjunction with lesson 3)

Lesson 2: A Hunting We Will Go...! (done in conjunction with lesson 3)

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In this lesson, students will identify significant information from text (setting, sense memory), and demonstrate active listening skills by creating appropriate movement and sounds for a story.

Subject:
Theater
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of California Irvine
Author:
University of California, Irvine
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Lesson 3:  A Hunting We will Go...! (expansion of lesson #2 using other tales)

Lesson 3: A Hunting We will Go...! (expansion of lesson #2 using other tales)

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In this lesson, students will identify significant information from text (setting and senses) and demonstrate active listening skills by creating appropriate movement and sounds for a story.

Subject:
Theater
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of California Irvine
Author:
University of California, Irvine
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Lesson 4: Party Hearty, Goldie!
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Lesson 4: Party Hearty, Goldie!

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In this lesson, students will demonstrate how actors use their tools, listening and responding skills, to portray real and imaginary characters in a story. Students will also identyfy setting (e.g. a firehouse, resturant, grandma's kitchen, dungeon, etc.) and story points for a story.
Extension activities are included that encourage students to participate in further research, make connections and apply understanding and skills previously earned to personal experiences.
Questions are included to engage students in deeper discussion around the subject.

Subject:
Theater
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of California Irvine
Author:
University of California, Irvine
Date Added:
03/23/2018
Moving and Exploring: The Element of Time

Moving and Exploring: The Element of Time

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In this lesson students will be introduced to the concept of time using fast and slow tempos. The students will move their bodies at different sizes and levels, using axial and locomotor movements, while maintaining appropriate tempo.

Subject:
Dance
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of California Irvine
Author:
The University of North Carolina Irvine
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Moving and Exploring: The Elements of Time and Energy

Moving and Exploring: The Elements of Time and Energy

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In this lesson students are introduced to the concpet of energy: heavy and light. Students will create a dance using heavy and light energies. They will interpret animal and objects through heavy and light movement.

Subject:
Dance
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of California Irvine
Author:
The University of North Carolina Irvine
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Party Hearty, Goldie!
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Read the Fine Print

Party Hearty, Goldie!

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In this lesson, students will demonstrate how actors use their tools, listening and responding skills, to portray real and imaginary characters in a story. Students will also identyfy setting and story points for a story. Extension activities and questions included.

Provider:
University of California Irvine
Author:
University of California, Irvine
Date Added:
03/23/2018