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Art Speaks |  The Creative Corner
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Learn about visual and performing artists. They often use their creativity to raise their voices and share lessons, stories, and important ideas with the world. In this episode of The Creative Corner, two artists from Richmond, Virginia help us explore how art sparks crucial conversations. Public artist Hamilton Glass shares how (and why) he gathered a group of artists to paint murals with a message all across the city after some challenging current events, and musician Victor Haskins talks about storytelling as human nature — and why sound and performance tell stories so well. Then you’re invited to share your own voice through a poster project!

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STEM/STEAM
Dance
Music
Visual Art
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Activity/Lab
Lesson
Visual Media
Author:
Trish Reed
Date Added:
05/27/2021
Art in Motion | The Creative Corner
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Get moving in The Creative Corner with a seriously silly drawing challenge, a visit with the Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School step team, and a great big outdoor adventure art project. Learn to create blind-contour drawings and land art installations.  

Subject:
STEM/STEAM
Dance
Scientific and Engineering Practices
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Visual Media
Author:
Trish Reed
Date Added:
05/27/2021
The Golden Age of Broadway
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This collection uses primary sources to explore the golden age of musical theatre on Broadway. Digital Public Library of America Primary Source Sets are designed to help students develop their critical thinking skills and draw diverse material from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. Each set includes an overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to related resources, and a teaching guide. These sets were created and reviewed by the teachers on the DPLA's Education Advisory Committee.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Dance
Music
Theater
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
Digital Public Library of America
Author:
Albert Robertson
Date Added:
01/20/2016
Instructional Plan: About Face: How Dancers Use Space
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A study of how the element of space is used in dance for fourth and fifth grade students.  Students will explore how the dancer’s orientation and relationship to the space can be varied to create interest in choreography.

Subject:
Dance
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kelly Bisogno
Michelle Milligan
Date Added:
01/07/2021
Instructional Plan: Developing Student Voice through Creative Dance
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The exercises in this plan are designed for students to exercise improvisation skills and creative thinking in dance movement. The exercises could be used as warm-up activities, or could lead to a larger choreographic project. This instructional plan is designed to be used in parts or whole.

Subject:
Dance
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kelly Bisogno
Michelle Milligan
Date Added:
12/29/2020
Instructional Plan:  Effort-Full Dancing: Laban’s Effort Actions in Dance Performance
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This sample lesson is designed to enrich student exploration of existing class choreography.  Students will explore each of Laban’s effort actions and understand how each action engages time, space, and weight. Students will practice a choreographed movement phrase, manipulating effort actions to perform in a qualitatively rich manner. This lesson offers students the opportunity to demonstrate creative agency within a predetermined structure (the original choreography).

Subject:
Dance
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kelly Bisogno
Michelle Milligan
Date Added:
05/11/2021
Instructional Plan: Learning about Native American Culture Through Dance
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Students will explore aspects of Native American history and identify essential elements of traditional Native dance. Students will identify aesthetic and cultural elements of traditional Native American dance through readings and embodied learning.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Dance
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kelly Bisogno
Michelle Milligan
Date Added:
05/25/2021
Instructional Plan: Musical Mapping for Dance Choreography
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Developing the skill to map a musical selection will aid in the choreography of that piece. There are a variety of ways to structure this map that will allow for time efficient and productive choreography. The instructional plan can be used in its entirety, or just the warm up or group music map and choreography.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Dance
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kelly Bisogno
Michelle Milligan
Date Added:
05/25/2021
Instructional Plan: The Language of Dance
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In this lesson, Kindergarten students will begin to explore the art form of dance as a means of expression to communicate feelings and ideas similar to the way spoken and written language are used.  They will observe young children dancing and interpret the possible meanings of these performances.

Subject:
Dance
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kelly Bisogno
Michelle Milligan
Date Added:
05/11/2021
Jitterbugs, Swing Kids, and Lindy Hoppers
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This collection uses primary sources to explore the cultural impact of swing dancing. Digital Public Library of America Primary Source Sets are designed to help students develop their critical thinking skills and draw diverse material from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. Each set includes an overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to related resources, and a teaching guide. These sets were created and reviewed by the teachers on the DPLA's Education Advisory Committee.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Dance
Music
History/Social Sciences
American History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
Digital Public Library of America
Author:
Melissa Jacobs
Date Added:
01/20/2016
Lesson 3: Hopi Traditional Dance and Song
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An exploration of the symbolism and imagery of corn and environment as manifested in Hopi song and traditional dances. Students analyze examples of historical and contemporary Hopi song and examine images of Hopi dance in order to expand cultural awareness.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Dance
Music
History/Social Sciences
American History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
10/22/2019
Progression Chart: Elementary Dance Arts Standards of Learning
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This resource demonstrates the 2020 Dance Arts Standards of Learning for elementary in a chart format that shows the progression of the standards from grades kindergarten through fifth.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Dance
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Kelly Bisogno
Date Added:
09/18/2020
Progression Chart: High School Dance Arts Standards of Learning
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This resource demonstrates the 2020 Dance Arts Standards of Learning for high school in a chart format that shows the progression of the standards from grades nine through twelve.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Dance
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Kelly Bisogno
Date Added:
09/18/2020
Progression Chart: Middle School Dance Arts Standards of Learning
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This resource demonstrates the 2020 Dance Arts Standards of Learning for middle school in a chart format that shows the progression of the standards from grades six through eight.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Dance
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Kelly Bisogno
Date Added:
09/18/2020
Resource Document: Engaging English Learners in Dance Instruction
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The attached infographic resource document descibes ways to engage English Learners in dance classrooms by making learning visible, supporting the language of visual arts, connecting learning to students' backgrounds and skills, using cooperative learning structures and strategies, and reducing cognitive load and allowing processing time.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Dance
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Kelly Bisogno
Date Added:
09/18/2020
Rock 'n' Roll: Beginnings to Woodstock
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This collection uses primary sources to explore the early history of Rock and Roll music. Digital Public Library of America Primary Source Sets are designed to help students develop their critical thinking skills and draw diverse material from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. Each set includes an overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to related resources, and a teaching guide. These sets were created and reviewed by the teachers on the DPLA's Education Advisory Committee.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Dance
Music
History/Social Sciences
American History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
Digital Public Library of America
Author:
Melissa Strong
Date Added:
01/20/2016