The unit will begin with a visit from a group of dancers (or a trip to see a dance performance). Students will watch the performance and learn about how dance communicates ideas and emotions. Students will have the chance to ask the dancers (pre-determined) questions about their dance at the end.
General Dance Resources (for use throughout the unit):
- “Music and Movement in the Classroom, PreK-K” by Steven Traugh
- “Learning Basic Skills Through Music” by Hap Palmer
- “Movement Stories for Children Ages 3-6” by Pamela Gerke and Helen Landalf, 1996
- “Perceptual Motor Rhythm Games” by Jack Capone and Rosemary Hallum