Australian Curriculum Links:
The Arts (Dance)
- 2.1 Explore, improvise and organise ideas to make dance sequences using fundamental movement skills and the element of dance (ACADAM001).
- 2.2 Use fundamental movement skills when practicing dance sequences (ACADAM002).
- Students would have been raising silk worms.
- Students are familiar with the structure of the dance lesson.
- Teacher in front of the ground rules board to remind students of responsibilities in dance class.
- Students get broken into 3 groups and allocated to a warm up card (scaffold any group with low reading ability).
- Clapping sticks indicate that students must return to the material.
- Teacher provides provocation, “what would it feel like to be in a cocoon, chrysalis, becoming a moth?” “How would they move?”
- Play Aquarium from Carnival of the Animals as students move into their versions of the shapes:
- Inform students that their dance should be performed with minimal talking.
- Provide students with silk scarves to use in their dances.
(Teaching strategies: Constructivist learning adding new concepts to existing schema, Inquiry-based learning students are making their own meaning and Authentic learning silk worms are being studied in class.
- Play relaxation music while students find a space to create a reflective drawing of the lesson to reinforce the learning.
- Students then lie on their backs, close their eyes and listen to the music.
- Formative notes will be taken during the lesson
- Where the students engaged?
- What worked and what didn’t?
- Large scarves
- Dance Warm Up Card – 3 Little Pigs (DOC)
- Blank sheets of paper and pencils
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