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We Rise-Racial Justice Through Hip Hop Movement (6 - 8)

Last changed: 08/13/2021 7:54pm
6 , 7 , 8
Dance Social Studies
Grade Level Program Alignment
1 60 min
In-School Workshop
All year In-School, Virtual
$5 0
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music, hip hop and choreography lesson
large poster paper (two for each class) 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.
We will watch an excerpt of Revelations by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (preferably a second time in class and one time before we meet). We will discuss its racial justice themes and cultural significance. After doing a brief warm up, Dimensional Dancer/Hartford Resident, Savana Jones and Dimensional Dance Director, Ruth Lewis will help the students build a basic choreography and add some hip hop vocabulary while exploring the social justice themed poems Still I Rise by Maya Angelou, I Too Am America by Langston Hughes, or the teacher (s) can choose a different social justice story or poem on which to base their choreography.

Grade 6

Grade 6: Civics: Processes, Rules and Laws: 6–7.3 Compare historical and contemporary means of changing societies and promoting the common good.
Grade 6: Dance: Performing: Anchor Standard 4: Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation. A: Refine partner and
ensemble skills in the
ability to judge
distance and spatial
design. Establish
diverse pathways,
levels, and patterns
in space. Maintain
focus with partner or
group in near and far
space

Grade 7

Grade 7; Civics: Processes, Rules and Laws: 6–7.3 Compare historical and contemporary means of changing societies and promoting the common good.
Grade 7: Dance: Performing: Anchor Standard 4: Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation. A. Expand movement
vocabulary of floor
and air pattern
designs. Incorporate
and modify body
designs from
different dance
genres and styles for
the purpose of
expanding
movement
vocabulary to include
differently designed
shapes and
movements for
interest and contrast.

Grade 8

Grade 8: Civics: Processes, Rules, and Laws: 8.4 Compare historical and contemporary means of changing societies, and promoting the common good.
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.
Grade 8: Dance: Responding: Anchor Standard 7: Perceive and analyze artistic work. B. Explain how the
elements of dance
are used in a variety
of genres, styles, or
cultural movement
practices to
communicate
intent. Use genre specific dance
terminology