Unit Learning Objectives: For students to develop a sense of rhythm, improve coordination and to draw an association with dance as a mean of healthy living and fitness. As well as student seeing how other cultures view dance and perform it.
Wider Curricular Opportunities: Group work, communication skills, planning skills, timing
Prior Learning and Experience: From watching the Olympics. Some students might dance outside of school ( use these students skills to help the teaching process for other students)
3 dances [videorecording] IMPRINT [Lindfield, N.S.W.] : Film Australia for the Commonwealth Dept. of Aboriginal Affairs, 1978. CALL # 793.31994 8.
Dancing in the moonlight [videorecording] / producers, Trevor Graham, Sharon Connolly ; director, Trevor Graham ; assisted by Department of Aboriginal Affairs. IMPRINT Melbourne : Produced by Yarra Bank Films in association with Townsville Aboriginal & Islander Media Association ; Australian Film Institute [distributor], 1988. CALL # 793.3191823 1.
Shake-a-leg [videorecording] : profiles of 4 Aboriginal dancers. IMPRINT [Sydney] : Media Production Unit, NSW Dept. of School Education, for the Aboriginal Education Unit, 1993. CALL # 782.8092294 1
Health of individuals and populations
4.2 Plan and implement strategies to promote personal and environmental health and safety.
Describe the ways in which people define their own and others’ identities. 4.2 Describe the ways in which people define their own and others’ identities.
Movement and physical activity
4.1 Perform motor skills proficiently in complex skill development activities.
4.2 Identify strategies to encourage involvement in physical activity.
Group Dance Criteria
Ability to works with others to develop and perform a dance
Appropriate choice of music and movements
Displayed a level of story telling.
Presented in a professional manner and showed evidence of planning
Showed a level of participation by attempting all tasks or choosing not to participate.
Displayed a level of coordination whilst attempting and completing dance moves