Arts Resource Handbook: Activities for Students with by Paula Chan Bing

By Paula Chan Bing

The legacy of undertaking A.R.I.S.E. (Arts assets in targeted Education), this instruction manual stocks a long time of helpful adventure, supplying lecturers and oldsters with a wealth of hands-on actions and confirmed thoughts to stimulate studying and support scholars become aware of their complete capability. each one artwork shape is brought via special history details, six or extra field-tested actions, a word list, and a bibliography. Arts varieties integrated are: Dance and flow, Drama, song, and visible Arts. Dance and flow: the weather of a Dance, utilizing tune with Dance stream, making a secure house, basic Warm-Ups for Any flow task, Exploring with AFrican tune, chinese language pink Silk Dance, and extra Drama: existence abilities via Drama, training Your scholars, fable as opposed to truth, Theater video games, utilizing Guided Imagery, Puppetry, and extra tune: find out how to commence operating with tune and Sound, Sound assets, software Making, tools for kids with serious Disabilities, language abilities

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Following are some adaptations for activities based on students’ abilities: Stand in a circle facing outward. Sit in a circle facing outward. Stand or sit in different parts of the room, all facing away from the center of the room. 2. Play your choice of African music. When you call out the name of a body part, students will move that isolated part to the music. Free Dance to African Music This free dance activity is quite effective following the isolated body parts warm-up to African music. However, if you do it on a separate day or out of context, make sure a general warm-up is done first.

In combination, imagery and movement can be powerful aids. If you ask children to show you, using their bodies, a bird flying, the results are more like a drama exercise than a dance exercise. The children will be pantomiming a literal interpretation of a visual image. In contrast, the art form of dance is about movement, movement with different energy qualities through space and time. Requests to be “an ice cube melting” or “a seed growing” will usually produce dances that are really stories acted out with pantomime movements.

Tell them to take a few steps toward the center and back again and feel as though their feet are connecting them to the earth. This is what the feet on the ground means to African dancers: a connection with the earth. 3. You may do an exploration with your students in which they hold the head as still as possible and try moving the arms, the shoulders, and other body parts without moving the head. In African dance, the head serves as a balancing point for the whole body. 4. Turn on the African music of your choice.

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