Lesson Plan Focus: Social Issue and Cause Class: APD Grade: 9-12 Co-Curricular: Social Science, Music, Technology, Literacy Time Allotment: 3 class periods (56 minutes per class)
Standards Addressed: California Dance Standards Development of Motor Skills and Technical Expertise 1.1 Demonstrate refined physical coordination when performing movement phrases (e.g., alignment, agility, balance, strength). 1.2 Memorize and perform works of dance, demonstrating technical accuracy and consistent artistic intent. 1.3 Perform in multiple dance genres (e.g., modern, ballet, jazz, tap, traditional/recreational). Comprehension and Analysis of Dance Elements 1.4 Demonstrate clarity of intent while applying kinesthetic principles for all dance elements. Development of Dance Vocabulary 1.5 Apply knowledge of dance vocabulary to distinguish how movement looks physically in space, time, and force/energy. Creation/Invention of Dance Movements 2.1 Create a body of works of dance demonstrating originality, unity, and clarity of intent. Application of Choreographic Principles and Processes to Creating Dance 2.2 Identify and apply basic music elements (e.g., rhythm, meter, tempo, timbre) to construct and perform dances. 2.3 Design a dance that utilizes an established dance style or genre. Communication of Meaning in Dance 2.4 Perform original works that employ personal artistic intent and communicate effectively. 2.5 Perform works by various dance artists communicating the original intent of the work while employing personal artistic intent and interpretation. Development of Partner and Group Skills 2.6 Collaborate with peers in the development of choreography in groups (e.g., duets, trios, small ensembles). 2.7 Demonstrate originality in using partner or group relationships to define spatial patterns and the use of overall performing space. Connections and Applications Across Disciplines 5.1 Demonstrate effective use of technology for recording, analyzing, and creating dances.
ELA Standards CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, connecting insights gained from specific details to an understanding of the text as a whole. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.2 Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.3 Evaluate various explanations for actions or events and determine which explanation best accords with textual evidence, acknowledging where the text leaves matters uncertain.
Intended Learning Outcomes Objectives:
Students will be able to analyze digital text on the social issue discussed in class in relation to the dance they are learning.
Students will be able to locate, organize, and curate text and images from the web using tech apps.
Students will be able to evaluate the lyrics of the song “Alright” by Kendrick Lamar.
Students will be able to create individual choreography from inspiration of reading, images, and lyrics.
Big Idea / Concept: Learning how to use media, images, and text to inspire movement phrases.
There are many ways to make your voice heard as a young person to make change.
People of color and certain lifestyles are viewed by the authorities as a danger.
What Essential Question(s) will be considered:
Why is there police brutality?
Is there freedom and justice for all?
What is the out roar truly about in this social issue?
How can I make a difference in what I believe?
Knowledge, Skills, Understanding Acquiring and Developing Skills: To explore movement ideas and respond imaginatively to a range of stimuli and music. Selecting and Acquiring Skills and Tactics: To move confidently using gesture, direction, speed and level. Knowledge of Health and Fitness: To recognize and design movements based on images and text from our research. Evaluating and Improving Performance: To describe basic body actions and recognize dynamic qualities of movement.
Materials/Equipment/Resources/Facilities School Loop, Smart Phone, Tech apps (Flipboard, Storify, Pocket) Social Media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) Dance studio & Library/Computer Lab
Implementation Summary: Students will think aloud when reading the article assigned and record their thoughts while they are reading aloud on their phone. The will then curate and archive information of their choosing on the social topic discussed. The will create choreography and a Photostory of the images they deem to represent their ideas and thoughts on the issue.
Lesson 1(Library): Students will meet in the computer lab at the start of the bell. Lesson 2 & 3 (Dance Studio): Students have 4 min to change clothes, 1 min for attendance
Anticipatory Set: (1 min.) We are going to log in to School Loop to find your assignment with directions and links to the reading you are to complete today. Use your phone for the think aloud and remember we have to share the space so recognize where you are when recording your voice. Answer the four essential questions with your images and you will be creating movement to synthesize the images for choreography.
Lesson 2- Procedure: Students sit at their own computer and log in to School Loop. Steps:
(44 min.) Students have time to work individually. Teacher will rotate through groups to to see how they are work productively.
Lesson 3 & 4 Procedure: Students will work individually to create movement based on their findings from the previous lesson. 1. Work on steps and technology preparation for final project. Steps:
(44 min.) Students will have the period to work as an individual and/or group. Teacher will follow up throughout the period but give them enough space were they are working independently and productively.
Collaboration: Working as a group cooperatively.
Closure: (1 min) “Awesome job today. I see a lot of progress today. Don’t forget your deadline and what outcome you want. You want the best product, so do your best.”
Students have 5 min to change
Evidence of Learning: Final Performance of Dance and Photostory.
Assessment Plan: Students will be assessed daily on participation, collaboration with others, and final product with performance.
Notes: Information to include on School Loop: You will be reading and thinking out loud. Read the article “Will Black Lives Matter be a movement that persuades” from the Atlantic Journal. You will voice record yourself reading, while stopping after each section to verbalize your thoughts. We are going to capture what it is that you are thinking as you read. You will then listen to your recording and use the check list to see how you are connecting to the reading.
You will then use Flipboard and/or Storify to locate more information on the topic you just read. Think about other viewpoints to have a full picture of what you are looking at. Please include images as well as text (Video is also acceptable). Updating Pocket in your Chrome Browser may help you with organizing information as well. Please drop the images and/or videos that speak to you the most in the digital locker so that I can create the Photostory for the dance show that will play while you are on stage dancing to “Alright.”