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ERIC Number: ED100590
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Pages: 17
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Sound and Movement Exploration on a City Block.
Koch, Nana Sue
The product of a Special Studies Institute, this teacher developed resource guide for the emotionally handicapped (K-6) presents concepts and activities relative to sound and movement as explored in the urban out-of-doors. Emphasis is on integration of cognitive and physical learning ("if a child physically feels a concept, his learning of that concept will be enhanced"). Focus is on exemplary movement ideas in relation to particular features of an urban environment, utilizing the following: (1) Buildings; (2) Vacant Lots; (3) Fire Hydrants; (4) Clouds; (5) Man-made Sounds; (6) Nature-made Sounds; and (7) A Musical Band (composed of both man-made and nature-made sounds). For example, after a fire hydrant has been observed and described, children are addressed as follows: "What would it feel like to be as big as a fire hydrant? Try it. Show how the water gushes out quickly or slowly. What is the rhythm? Can you reproduce the rhythm with your body? What does the water look like when it hits the ground? What shapes can you reproduce with your body?" It is suggested that such an activity incorporate acquaintance with the services firemen and fire hydrants give to the city. (JC)
Not available separately, see RC 008 273
Publication Type: Guides - General
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Note: For related documents, see RC 008 273-280