ERIC Number: ED273623
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr-13
Reference Count: 0
Age Doesn't Matter: Weaving Dance and Aging into a Fifth Grade Curriculum.
Metal-Corbin, Josie; And Others
A seven day project integrating aging into a fifth grade curriculum with a special emphasis on dance was conducted at Mt. View Elementary School (Omaha, Nebraska). The residency focused on activities that incorporated concepts of aging into lessons dealing with dance, art, music, health education, language, and social studies. Older adults visited the classroom to take part in the activities and the students visited a retirement hotel and a nursing home. Dance was a focal point for the following reasons: (1) it is a lifelong activity that can bring people of all ages together; (2) it incorporates movement, human contact and fun; and (3) creative dance helps people to express themselves in ways other than through speaking and it helps people to overcome inhibitions. The purpose of this project was to put people of different ages in touch with each other--not solely as caregivers to each other, but as equal partners sharing in many aspects of life with a chance to learn and dance together. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Cincinnati, OH, April 10-13, 1986).