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Lesson Plan: To Travel or Not to Travel: Locomotor and NonLocomotor Movement - Kindergarten - Grade KG
Grade:KG
Summary:How does movement performed in and through space inform dance making? Like the alphabet is used to create words that ultimately lead to crafting a story, the characteristics of space are used to assist young children as they develop dances that illustrate feelings, ideas or thoughts. Motif notation is a tool used to create and record movement ideas. Exploring the creative and critical dimensions of space and motif notation are just two ways that young children can approach movement problem solving and dance. At the end of this lesson, students freely select from a full range of movements to explore personal movement preferences and study dance as a cultural past. Doing so offers the children opportunities to communicate through movement what they have come to understand about themselves and the world.
Ohio Standards Connection
Content Area:
Arts - Dance
 
Standard: Creative Expression and Communication
Benchmark: A. Improvise, create and perform movement phrases with concentration and kinesthetic awareness.
Indicator: 1. Identify and perform basic locomotor (e.g., skipping and hopping) and nonlocomotor movements (e.g., bending and twisting).
 
Standard: Creative Expression and Communication
Benchmark: A. Improvise, create and perform movement phrases with concentration and kinesthetic awareness.
 
Standard: Creative Expression and Communication
Benchmark: B. Use the elements of dance to create a mood or express an idea in a dance study.
Indicator: 3. Improvise short movement phrases that express emotion.





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