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ERIC Number: EJ851721
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1529-0824
Teaching Across the Curriculum: Explorations in Teaching World Studies through Dance and Other Disciplines
McPherson, Elizabeth
Journal of Dance Education, v6 n2 p57-59 2006
This article shares the author's experiences in teaching dance in an elementary school setting and initiating a project that involves teaching dance through several subjects. The author first started by collaborating with other special subjects teachers to teach songs and dances and develop an opportunity for students to physicalize their homeroom learning in a dance class. What began as a performance-based project evolved into a much more meaningful holistic project that was focused on the overall learning throughout the year. With the growing success of the project, the author felt confident in initiating other cross-curricular projects, and met less resistance from teachers as her track record was established. From her experiences, the author learned that in a school setting, it may take time to generate new projects due to tight scheduling and long-standing traditions and procedures. Experiencing cross-curricular, project-based learning was an incomparable learning tool for the author. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York