ERIC Number: ED159108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Dance: A Guide for Idaho Public Schools. Grades K-12.
Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise. Div. of Instructional Improvement.
The guide presents a rationale, objectives, activities, and resource lists for incorporating dance into elementary and secondary curricula. Dance gives students an opportunity for creativity and self-expression, even if they are physically or mentally handicapped. Types of dance include creative, folk, square, ballet, modern, jazz, tap, and musical comedy. Objectives of a dance program should include development of movement memory, flexibility, and coordination; recognition of styles of dance; understanding of historical and cultural perspectives of dance; attendance at live dance performances; and performance in front of peers. A major portion of the guide suggests specific dance activities in the following subject areas: art, health/science, language arts, math, music, and social studies. For example, in a science class about the solar system, the positions of the sun, planets, and moons may be danced out demonstrating the difference between rotation and revolution. The resource section presents a bibliography of books, records, and films for each type of dance, the history of dance, and dance for handicapped students. The appendix identifies sources of dance wear and records, specifications for facilities (floor construction, air circulation, and storage space), and options for careers in the field of dance. (AV)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Class Activities, Classroom Design, Cognitive Objectives, Creative Activities, Curriculum Guides, Dance, Dramatics, Educational Objectives, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Facility Requirements, Fine Arts, Folk Culture, Handicapped Students, Health Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Mathematics, Movement Education, Music Activities, Program Development, Resource Materials, Science Activities, Self Expression, Social Studies, Theater Arts
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise. Div. of Instructional Improvement.
Note: Not available in hard copy from EDRS due to colored paper in much of the original document