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Al-Bab (Portal)
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Al-Bab is a portal website designed to introduce non-Arabs to Arab culture by providing links to news sources, country profiles, articles, and a blog on Middle East current events. There are also specific links related to learning Arabic: dictionaries, language classes, textbooks, and other information pertaining to the study of Arabic. A free e-book, The Birth of Modern Yemen, is available for download.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Literature
World Cultures
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
British-Yemeni Society
Date Added:
10/11/2013
All I Want to Do Is Dance, Dance, Dance!
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Students will observe dance movements depicted in a drawing and a painting. Partners will use simple lines to draw their partner's movements and paint dance costumes on the figures using various brushstrokes. Students will write a persuasive speech to the school superintendent explaining why they believe dance should be a regular part of the curriculum. They will then model dance movements for classmates in teams of four and recite their persuasive speech to the class.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Provider:
J. Paul Getty Museum
Provider Set:
Getty Education
Date Added:
05/22/2013
The Art and Depiction of Dance (Advanced Level)
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Students will examine three works of art to learn about the daily lives of working ballet dancers in Paris in the 19th century. Students will conduct additional research to learn about the cultural context at the time these dancers worked, including how ballet dancers were perceived. Finally, students will create a backstage view of a contemporary dancer.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Provider:
J. Paul Getty Museum
Provider Set:
Getty Education
Date Added:
05/22/2013
The Art and Depiction of Dance (Beginning Level)
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Students will learn about an artist's sketchbook that includes drawings of ballet dancers. They will practice two ballet steps and discuss how an artist uses line to depict dancers in rehearsal. Students will make a sketchbook and produce a series of quick sketches of dancers.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Provider:
J. Paul Getty Museum
Provider Set:
Getty Education
Date Added:
05/22/2013
The Art and Depiction of Dance (Intermediate Level)
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Students will learn about axial movements and locomotor movements by discussing dancers depicted in a drawing and photograph. They will then practice combining axial and locomotor movements. They will describe how artists depict a dancer's motion in drawing and photography. They will also analyze how an artist creates movement and emphasis through contrast, composition, and leading lines, and then experiment with photography to capture motion in dance.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Provider:
J. Paul Getty Museum
Provider Set:
Getty Education
Date Added:
05/22/2013
Arts Integration in Elementary Curriculum
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This open textbook was created with the support of an ALG Textbook Transformation Grant. Topics include art integration, music integration, physical education / dance integration, and the theoretical foundations of arts integration in education

Subject:
Elementary Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University System of Georgia
Provider Set:
Galileo Open Learning Materials
Author:
David Browm
Molly Zhou
Date Added:
09/29/2015
Baila! Latin Dance in the Spanish Classroom
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Learn about a variety of Latin dances through oral group presentations. Each group will research and present one dance.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Jen Westmoreland Bouchard
Theresa Sotto
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Cambodian New Year Celebration (Music and Dance)
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This 3-lesson unit is intended for upper-elementary students (grades 2- 4) in general music classes. Students will explore themes and methods of celebration that are common in many cultures while learning to sing and play an instrumental accompaniment for a Cambodian song, and explore formal and informal dance traditions of the Cambodian culture. At the Murkland School, in Lowell, Massachusetts, this unit is part of a school-wide project that culminates in a celebration of Cambodian New Year in April to which families are invited. The celebration includes modeling of traditional and modern Cambodian dance, music, instruments, clothing, cuisine, and folklore.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
World Cultures
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
PrimarySource.org
Author:
Rita Green
Date Added:
10/01/2011
Dance Masters: Margaret Jenkins
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SPARK follows Artistic Director Margaret Jenkins as she rehearses her company dancers in preparation for "Danger Orange," an outdoor site-specific performance in downtown San Francisco. This Educator Guide is about the history of modern dance and the contributions of some its most innovative choreographers, including Jenkins.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
KQED Education
Provider Set:
KQED Education Network
Date Added:
02/09/2005
Dance Skills
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Remix and Share
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Dance communicates ideas through movement and is an expressive art form. Students need to learn how to use their body in a safe and healthy way, whilst developing a wide-ranging movement vocabulary. The use of different dance techniques can be an effective way of building vocabulary and developing different kinds of skills and abilities. Technical dance skills can form the foundation on which to develop and enhance each individual's performance. As dance teachers, we may have a range of skills, but it isn't always possible to possess expertise in every type of dance style and technique. Having the knowledge and experience to teach African Dance forms, Jazz Dance or Hip Hop to students is a great way of introducing them to a variety of styles and can be a rich and rewarding process. However, many teachers in schools and colleges work within a Contemporary Dance style because it will have been the basis of their education and training; it is also the point of reference for this unit.

Subject:
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
The Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn
Date Added:
09/06/2007
Dance and Popular Culture in the United States: Lesson:  The Charleston to The Juke Joint
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This is a Module on The Charleston and Juke Joints from a course on Dance and Popular Culture in the United States. This module includes videos about The Harlem Renaissance as well as clips of the dances. The second section is a study guide the includes reading suggestions. 

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Devon Polynone
Date Added:
05/20/2019
Dance and the harlem Renaissance
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Remix and Share
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This lesson will teach students how to do research and then get them to collaborate on creating movement based on what they have learned. Students will be placed in groups of 3. They will work on this project over the course of 4 - 1.30 class periods.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Devon Polynone
Date Added:
06/03/2019
A Dancer's Journal: Martha Graham
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This interactive explores the life and works of Martha Graham from the perspective of a (fictional) new member of the Martha Graham Dance Company and includes a large library of video and audio clips.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/24/2010