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High School Art Lesson Plan on Indigenous Dance

Grade Level Grades 9-12
Resource Type Handout, Lesson Plan
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In this lesson, students explore the functions of dance in society, experience how dance can be used to reconnect with nature, and choreograph a dance that honors their natural environment and inspires more sustainable living.

Step 1 - Inquire: Students discuss the various functions of dance in society.

Step 2 - Investigate: Students explore ways in which dance can help people reconnect with nature and live more sustainably.

Step 3 - Inspire: Students observe their natural environment closely, reflect on the impact of climate change, and create a dance to honor and reconnect with nature.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Identify and explain the many functions of dance in society.
  • Explain ways that dance can be used to connect with and honor nature.
  • Observe the nuances of their natural environment.
  • Choreograph a dance that pays homage to their natural environment and inspires more sustainable living.

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Lessons from Indigenous Dance_ Site-Specific Choreography for Climate Action.pdf

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October 25, 2023
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Lessons from Indigenous Dance Site-Specific Choreography for Climate Action [Lesson Plan].docx

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December 4, 2023
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Standards

Analyze relationships and interactions within and between human and physical systems to explain reciprocal influences that occur among them.

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