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American Indian Dance Theatre - Eagle & Hoop Dance

Grade Level Grades K-12
Resource Type Assessment, Lesson Plan


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American Indian Dance Theatre features Native American dances, music, regalia, and traditions in a theatrically staged presentation. Two pieces are highlighted: "The Eagle Dance" & "The Hoop Dance.” The stories behind each heighten understanding of the purpose they have within the different tribal groups. Lessons feature a Hopi creation story, a tale about a wolf illustrated through Indian sign language, and a process of steps guiding students to design an original culture which they will express through stories and the arts. Themes: The Power of Nature and Transformation.


2 Reviews
I will try this lesson to introduce American Lit to 11th grade ESL this year. Let's see how it goes.
June 26, 2017
This is great for students without prior knowledge of Native American culture.
Amber Rain Chandler
November 17, 2014