Dance Tech Q3

TeacherNatalie Kushner
Subject AreaDance Tech I/II/III
Grade Level6-8
Week #19-27
Unit of InstructionDance History and Culture
Standard(s) Taught

LACC.7.SL.2.4 Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner, with pertinent descriptions, facts, details and examples. Use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume and clear pronunciation.

LACC.7.SL.1.2 Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats, and explain how the ideas clarify a topic.

DA.68.H.2.2 Compare the role of dance in various cultures.

DA.68.H.1.2 Research and discuss the influence that social dances have had on the development of classical, theatrical, modern, and contemporary dance genres.

DA.68.H.1.3 Discuss issues of plagiarism and appropriation of choreographic works and other intellectual property.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

This quarter we will focus on our diversity in dance. We will be working on and completing a big project that will research our individual ethnicities and cultural backgrounds as they apply to the dance world. This project will be broken down into sections throughout the 9 weeks, ending with a summative presentation.

Classroom Activities

Discuss dance culture and history.

Diversity Project

Research on ipads/laptops

Student-led teaching sessions for warm ups and technique in cultural dance


Assignments Due

Diversity Project – divided into segments

Questionnaire: Due 1/15/20

Research Part 1: Due 1/16/20 (periods 2,4) and 1/17/20 (period 6)

Research Part 2-Warm up: Due 1/30/20 (periods 2,4) and 1/31/20 (period 6)

Presentation Part: Due 2/19/20

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