Get your students moving with this in-depth dance lesson exploring a range of locomotor movements. Students explore running, galloping, skipping and more, comparing these movements to walking and examining how they can use them in dance. Students then apply their new understandings to create character movement sequences.
The extensive teacher support resources makes this lesson perfect for any teacher, no matter your dance experience.
This lesson includes outcomes/standards for the Australian Curriculum, New Zealand Curriculum and the National Core Arts Standards.
These activities are designed for Grade 3 and Grade 4 students. If you are teaching students in another year level, please check the preview to determine if it is suitable for your classroom.
✫ Dance Lesson Plan (Extended, in-depth version)
✫ Dance Lesson Plan (Condensed, 1 page version)
✫ Teacher Consideration Notes (to support teaching and learning)
✫ Vocabulary, Music and Video Notes (including links to playlists on an external site)
✫ Safe Dance Behavior Poster (in color and black and white)
✫ Teacher Prompt Card for Warm-Up, Exploration, Developing and Cool Down Activities - to assist teachers during the lesson (in color and black and white)
✫ Brainstorming sheet, Differences to Walking Recording Sheet and Different Ways to Travel in Dance poster (in black and white and color)
✫ Character cards and number cards
✫ Reflection worksheet and Discussion Questions Poster (in black and white and color)
This resource is available in US English in Letter Format and UK/Australian/NZ English in A4 format. Both versions are PDF files, 35 pages long.
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