As a wrap up of a week long project on the principles of design: rhythm and movement, I wanted my students to see the connection to other areas of the arts curriculum, reward them for their hard work and prepare them for a upcoming video game / art project using Gamestar Mechanic.
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I must say though, I was REALLY pleased with the overall project with my students. They spent all week working on their “traditional” Rhythm and Movement projects (which you can download and modify the Google Doc lesson plans below) and I wanted to give rewards to the Top 3 in each class: Face me in a dance off to Just Dance 3
We had fun dancing all day in class, but probably what amazed me the most was the sheer number of students actually coming up and thanking me for bringing in the Xbox Kinect and telling me how much fun they had today.
The 6th graders created woven pieces of work out of paper similar to African textiles