Teaching Children Dance

Teaching Children Dance

Book - 2012
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Theresa Cone and Stephen Cone (health and exercise science, Rowan U.) focuse on dance as an inherent part of a child's education and as a mode of learning that uses the body and the senses to gather information, communicate, and demonstrate conceptual understandings. They present 31 learning experiences for use in physical education, dance, and classroom settings at the elementary level as a part of a physical or arts education program. They outline the foundations and strategies for developing dance learning experiences, the elements of dance, ideas for planning a yearlong unit and single lessons, suggestions for class management, advocacy, and interdisciplinary teaching, then experiences organized by kindergarten to second grade and third to fifth grade levels. Each includes outcomes, equipment, ideas for the dance, and assessment. This edition includes a section on dance and the whole-child initiative; a discussion of how twenty-first century skills that promote creative thinking, collaboration, communication, global awareness, and self-direction are inherent in dance education; a description of the link between dance and the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines; 13 new learning experiences; an expanded chapter on assessment; and a new chapter of eight activities for students with disabilities. The CD contains printable learning experiences, assignments, worksheets, reflection questions, and assessment tools. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Champaign, Ill. :, Human Kinetics,, [2012]
Edition: 3rd edition
Description: x, 206 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781450402538
1450402534
Branch Call Number: 792.807 Con
Additional Contributors: Cone, Stephen Leonard.

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