ERIC Number: EJ1094130
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
Chiqui-traca-ban-tau: Movements and Creativity Expression without Limits
Volmar-Vega, Vilmarie; Kozub, Francis M.
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v29 n2 p9-13 2016
Chiqui-traca-ban-tau is a creative dance activity that can be enjoyed by a wide range of children. It is also a game that provides teachers with a physical activity option that promotes higher-order thinking and remembering skills necessary to support learning in the Common Core. The game involves each child taking a turn leading a four-beat movement of his or her choice. Each child then copies the movement and the next child takes a turn. As children take turns the movements are added to the sequence, and each child repeats the movements in the order in which they were presented. The game culminates with each child's movement in sequence and all using the phrase Chiqui-traca-ban-tau to help them remember the four-beat rhythm. Extensions of the activity include adding equipment, movement concepts, or having students use four beats with two different movements. Activity extensions are aligned with the cognitive taxonomy to facilitate learning.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Creativity, Dance Education, Games, Physical Activities, Thinking Skills, Music, Motion, Memorization, Learning Activities, Teaching Methods
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