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Let Them Say We Did Something (6 - 8)

Last changed: 08/13/2021 7:50pm
6 , 7 , 8
Dance Science English
Grade Level Program Alignment
2 60 min
In-School Workshop
All year In-School, Virtual
$10 0
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music, lesson plan for choreography, poem
larger poster paper and markers, two poster papers for each class; Post-it poster paper is good
Large open space so students can move freely. This open space can be in a classroom with the chairs and tables pushed back, on a stage (please make sure the stage is clear before we arrive) a gym or cafetorium.
I can understand Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. I can choreograph a basic dance phrase. I can understand the structural elements of poems. I can understand the challenges to the environment and climate change and ways to mitigate the threats.
Through poetry and choreography students explore ways to help their environment with Savana Jones, Dimensional Dance member/Hartford resident and Ruth Lewis, Dimensional Dance director. On the first day we build a choreography vocabulary, learn basic hip hop elements of dance, explore the 3 R's, and begin choreography in unison about an environmental poem. On the second day the students create their own dances in small groups about climate change mitigation and helping their environment. If time, the students write their own poems about their environment for choreography inspiration.

Grade 6

Grade 6: Science: Weather and Climate: Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past
century.
Grade 6: Reading Standards for Informational Text: Craft and Structure #4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases
as they are used in a text, including figurative,
connotative, and technical meanings.
Grade 6: Dance: Connecting: Anchor Standard 10: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art. B. Conduct research
using a variety of
resources to find
information about a
social issue of great
interest. Use the
information to
create a dance
study that expresses
a specific point of
view on the topic.
Discuss whether the
experience of
creating and sharing
the dance
reinforces personal
views or offers new
knowledge and
perspectives.

Grade 7

Grade 7: Science: Weather and Climate: Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past
century.
Grade 7: Reading Standards for Informational Text: Craft and Structure #4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases
as they are used in a text, including figurative,
connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the
impact of a specific word choice on meaning and
tone
Grade 7: Dance: Performing:
Anchor Standard 4: Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation. C. Compare and
contrast movement
characteristics from a
variety of dance
genres or styles.
Discuss specific
characteristics and
use adverbs and
adjectives to
describe them.
Determine what
dancers must do to
perform them
clearly.

Grade 8

Grade 8: Science: Weather and Climate: Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past
century.
Grade 8: Reading Standards for Informational Text: Craft and Structure #4:Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they
are used in a text, including figurative, connotative,
and technical meanings; analyze the impact of
specific word choices on meaning and tone,
including analogies or allusions to other texts
Grade 8: Dance: Creating: Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work. A. Collaborate to
select and apply a
variety of
choreographic
devices and dance
structures to
choreograph an
original dance study
or dance with a
clear artistic intent.
Articulate the group
process for making
movement and
structural choices