Are you ready to get your kids excited about math, reading, and art? Here we go!
This product consists of three parts. The first part has a biography of Keith Haring, and a short article about breakdancing. It includes an activity about internal/external character action/traits.
The second part introduces/reviews math vocabulary: Translation, reflection, and rotation (slide, flip, turn). Students use Keith Haring figures to show the desired movements. This part has a problem solving component. They have three benchmark moves their figure must do. The moves in between the benchmark positions are up to them. They just have to be able to describe their figure’s movement.
In addition, students follow “choreography” for a Keith Haring figure and glue it into place by following the prescribed dance steps.
Finally, they make up their own choreography moves (using math vocabulary) for another classmate to follow with his/her Haring figure.
Part three teaches the students how to create a Haring-inspired piece of art, while describing the moves their dance figures make.
There is a Teacher Talk page for each part. They give directions for each section.
Here's what you get with this product:
1. 7 pages of Teacher Talk instructions, lesson narrative and tips.
2. 5 page colored biography of Keith Haring
3. Two page article, color, about break dancing.
4. Internal/External character trait activity for students (2 pages, black and white).
5. 4 colored posters to teach/review transformations, translation, reflection and rotation (angles of rotation).
6. 10 student activity pages for The Choreography Math Challenge, Busta' Move Choreography and Busta' Move Freestyle. All of these are hands on math activity pages.
7. One key for The Choreography Math Challenge.
8. Two colored direction pages for the art challenge, with photos. Two black and white copies are also provided.