What do you plan on accomplishing within the week? What concepts, ideas, or theories will you teach? Remember, these should relate to the Big Picture and Bridges you outlined in your Project Description. Set at least 3 objectives for each week. Some words you may want to use: enhance, expand, continue, address, build, foster, develop, increase, identify, demonstrate, etc.:
* Apply their knowledge of the universal principles of dance to a new form of technique
* To show they have the ability to transition from one way of moving and using the body to a completely new wayOrder now
* To incorporate their skills in performance throughout both lessons or “rehearsals”
* To be able to translate American ideas and customs into their interpretations of those from another country, and to be able to connect with them well enough to recreate an African Mask ceremony
* Develop appreciation and abilities in the area of smaller more precise movement.
* To foster and understanding of festivals to celebrate harvests and how that often incorporates dance.
* To become familiar with the use of props and costumes in dance.
Plan how you will assess whether you have met your weekly objectives. What are the specific ways the children will demonstrate they’ve learned what you hoped they would. Use the ABA Categories of Learning sheet to guide you. You want to make sure that you choose assessments that reflect basic learning and assessments that show more complex understanding. Will you document any assessment this week? How?:
The children have been training their bodies to be utilized in a very specific way for the Native American and African dance units. They will have to show that they can make a transition to a new kind of dance form, adopting new techniques while keeping some elements consistent. The first half of the project was spent on learning and developing skills which appear in every form of dance.
They will demonstrated their comprehension of these this week by following a new tempo, identifying its characteristics (either allegro or adagio), portraying a new story using their mime or acting skills, and also they will have to show their mastery of stage and performance etiquette. The African dancing requires a much more upbeat and vigorous movement with the body compared with the symmetrical and even pulse of the Native American.
The Vietnamese dance will have them learning to use smaller and more simplified steps to convey the celebration of a harvest, and also using additional props to enhance the choreography. They will be able to give their own interpretation of the technique used in Vietnamese dance, discuss the presence of festivals and ceremonies, and compare and contrast the costume/prop of this new dance to dances of our past lessons.