Dance Your Spots Off!
Katelyn Harris is a Freshman at Appalachian State University. She's majoring in in Elementary Education, and hopes to work as a Kindergarten teacher.
Hannah Easter is a Sophomore at Appalachian State University. She is majoring in Child Development: Birth-Kindergarten and hopes to work in Early Intervention.
The purpose of this website is to aid North Carolina in creating an interdisciplinary lesson for kindergarten age children using Science and Dance standards and objectives from the North Carolina Essential Standards. It's website includes activities, an interactive presentation, an introductory video, and questions for students.
North Carolina Essential Standards K-2 Science
Science as Inquiry: Structures and Functions of Living Organisms
(Quoted from the North Carolina Essential Standards for Science)
Standard: K.L.1. "Compare characteristics of animals that make them alike and different from other animals and nonliving things. "
- Objective: K.L.1.1. "Compare different types of the same animal (i.e. different types of dogs, different types of cats, etc.) to determine individual differences within a particular type of animal."
North Carolina Essential Standards Kindergarten Dance
Creation and Performance Responding
(quoted from the North Carolina Essential Standards for Dance)
Standard K.CP.1: Use choreographic principles, structures, and processes to create dances that communicate ideas, experiences, feelings, and images.
- Objective K.CP.1.2: Execute spontaneous movement during improvisational explorations.
- Objective K.CP.1.4: Create dance movement to represent words, ideas, experiences, and feelings.
- Objective K.R.1.2: Interpret the meaning of various dance movements and dances.
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