Movement Forces: Free Arts Integration Lesson

By | 2016-10-29T11:35:27+00:00 October 7th, 2014|

Overview: Lesson connecting science and dance through energy and force.

Lessons are BACK!  We’ve been spending a lot of time over the past few months on sharing strategies and resources to help you kick off the new school year.  But we’ve been longing to share some new lessons with you, too.  So today marks the start of lesson plan month.  New lessons will be added each Tuesday in October and we’ll be showcasing the new standards that have been released lately.

Today’s lesson seed explores the idea of energy and force through movement, connecting the Next Generation Science Standards and National Arts Standards for Dance.  Students will be utilizing the Force Field strategy we shared this summer to navigate through the cause and effect of balanced and unbalanced forces.  Developed for grades 3-5, this lesson seed is designed as a start for exploring the natural connections between science and the arts.

LESSON SEED

Grade level: 3-5  |  Content: Science and Dance  |  Assessment: Peer Review

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Download the Lesson PDF Here!

We’d love to hear how you have used movement to connect with other content areas in your classes.  Share your ideas with us below!

 

About the Author:

Susan Riley is the founder and President of EducationCloset.com. She focuses on teacher professional development in arts integration, Common Core State Standards, 21st century learning skills, and technology. She is also a published author and frequent presenter at national conferences on Arts Integration and Arts and the Common Core.Susan holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the prestigious Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ and a Master of Science in Education Administration from McDaniel College in Westminster, MD. She lives in Westminster, MD with her husband and daughter.Email Susan