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“Inspiring Inventions!” (Design)
“Inspiring Inventions!” (Design)

Lesson

This lesson falls into the second nine weeks of school, after the study of Westward Expansion. This design project will lead to a new unit that focuses on the Industrial Revolution. Collaborating in...

Theme and Variation
Theme and Variation

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This lesson is the 4th of 6 lessons. The concept of theme and variation is introduced as another type of form which can be used in dance. Students will briefly review AB, ABA, and Rondo form and then...

History Comes Alive
History Comes Alive

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This integrated unit will encompass three parts. Students will begin by selecting a historical key figure they have studied during their time in 4th grade. After selecting their key figure, students...

Adding Lyrics
Adding Lyrics

Lesson

This lesson builds upon students' music composition skills by having them follow steps they have previously used, and then go one step further by adding lyrics. The objective is to have students...

Ballet Goal Development
Ballet Goal Development

Lesson

This unit focuses on the history and development of ballet technique. Throughout this unit, along with notes, students will focus solely on ballet technique. In order to fully value ballet and its...

Form in Music
Form in Music

Lesson

Students are using the elements of music to begin composing and performing simple melodies. Participate in a class discussion to repair a story that is incorrectly structured. Participate in a class...

Life of a Plant
Life of a Plant

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This lesson is part of an integrated unit that combines dance and the plant life cycle from 1st grade science standards. Students will use their knowledge of the plant life cycle and the dance...

Poetry in Motion
Poetry in Motion

Lesson

The students will explore the meaning of words through movement and how dancers can express themselves without using their voices. This exploration will help the students to create their own dances to...