{Grade 1} Unit 1: Dance Activity Packet

{Grade 1} Unit 1: Dance Activity Packet
{Grade 1} Unit 1: Dance Activity Packet
{Grade 1} Unit 1: Dance Activity Packet
{Grade 1} Unit 1: Dance Activity Packet
{Grade 1} Unit 1: Dance Activity Packet
{Grade 1} Unit 1: Dance Activity Packet
{Grade 1} Unit 1: Dance Activity Packet
{Grade 1} Unit 1: Dance Activity Packet
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The Grade 1 Dance activity packet is aligned with the Ontario curriculum expectations for Grade 1 - The Arts. This packet introduces students to what movement is, and what dance is. In this unit, students work on body awareness, use of body zones and body parts, using space at various levels and directions. Students are then introduced to tempo and rhythm, energy in terms of quality and relationships with others while moving.

Elements of Dance:
The elements addressed in this packet are:
A. Body - body awareness, use of body zones, use of body parts, body shapes, locomotor movements, non-locomotor movements, and body bases.
B. Space - levels, directions, general space, and personal space.
C. Time - tempo, and rhythm.
D. Energy - quality.
E. Relationship - with a partner.

What lessons are included in this packet?
This packet includes 15 lessons. You can split each lesson into multiple lessons depending on how well students work with the elements and movement concepts, as well as the time each dance class allows. The lessons included in this packet are:
Lesson 1.1: Introducing Dance
Lesson 1.2: Exploring Movement
Lesson 1.3: Exploring Movement
Lesson 1.4: Moving Parts
Lesson 1.5: Showing Emotions
Lesson 1.6: Moving with Emotion
Lesson 1.7: Using Space
Lesson 1.8: Using Space
Lesson 1.9: Body Bases
Lesson 1.10: Body and Space
Lesson 1.11: Chinese Ribbon Dance
Lesson 1.12: Time
Lesson 1.13: Energy
Lesson 1.14: Making Transitions
Lesson 1.15: Dance Sequences

This packet includes 4 rubrics and 6 anecdotal records that can be used throughout this unit to assess student understanding of the elements of dance, as well as their ability to follow directions and choose appropriate movements. There are also 11 posters included in this packet that help to address the elements of dance and the different ways in which students can move.

What assessments are included in this packet?
This packet has students work on providing feedback to their peers. Students are often asked to work together with small groups of students to create dance sequences. Students, in other groups, are provided with feedback tools that they can use to help give feedback to their classmates. There is also a final activity included in this packet where students create a dance sequence using the elements of body and space, as well as a third element of their choice.

Questions? Concerns?
I am here to help! If you have any questions about this unit, or any of my units, please leave me a question under the Q&A tab below. Or, you can email me at teachingthroughthelookingglass@gmail.com.

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