We Rise-Racial Justice Through Hip Hop Movement (3 - 5)

Last changed: 08/13/2021 7:54pm
3 , 4 , 5
Dance Social Studies
Grade Level Program Alignment
1 60 min
In-School Workshop
All year In-School, Virtual
$5 0
hip hop lessons, music, choreography lessons
large poster paper and markers
tables and chairs pushed back from center of room so plenty of space to safely move preferably before I arrive
I can understand the basics of hip hop dance. I can understand racial justice. I can choreograph to express feelings and ideas.
After doing a brief warm up, Dimensional Dancer Savana Jones and Dimensional Dance Director Ruth Lewis will teach the students some basics of hip hop and choreography. We will go over the pillars of racial justice and then choreograph a group piece about the poem I Rise by Maya Angelou. It does not necessarily have to be this poem as the teacher can choose a different story or poem to make the piece about. Younger students will be provided a little more guidance for choreographic devices.

Grade 3

Grade 3: History: Change, Continuity, Context: 3.2: Compare Life in Specific Historical Time Periods to Life Today.
Grade 3: Dance: Creating: Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work. B. Develop a dance phrase that expresses and communicates an idea or feeling. Discuss the effect of the movement choices.

Grade 4

Grade 4:History: Perspectives: 4.1: Explain connections among historical contexts and people’s perspectives at the time.
Grade 4: Dance: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. B. Develop a movement problem and manipulate the elements of dance as tools to find a solution.

Grade 5

Grade 5: History: Change, Continuity and Context: 5.2: Compare life in specific historical periods to life today.
Grade 5: Dance: Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work. B. Develop a dance study by selecting a specific movement vocabulary to communicate a main idea. Discuss how the dance communicates nonverbally.