Expressing Emotions Through Dance
Lesson Objective: Use movement to express emotions
Grades 6-8 / Arts / Dance

Thought starters

  1. Why does Ms. Thomson begin with having students use the five senses to examine inclusion and exclusion?
  2. What strategies does Ms. Thomson use to teach collaboration skills?
  3. How does Ms. Thomson use dance to increase understanding of literature?
A great topic to help kids understand their feeling of inclusion and exclusion. Using the sense helped the students to relate to everyday life.
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Ms. Thomas I really enjoyed how well you incorporated the imagery of words through dance. I am writing a paper about using dance in the work place and I would like to use your video as an example. When did you start developing the skills for dancing, and when did you start incorporating it into the classroom? What accomplishments derived from using the art of dance in your classroom?
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This was very helpful and i learnt a lot. Thank you for posting this video :)
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Hey this is a great video. I'm doing a similar unit in my class for a mixed grade of 3 and 4. Can you suggest some stories I could get the students to read for this unit ?
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What a great way to express words like sad, happy , confused and welcomed. This teachers class includes team building and problem solving together. By doing feeling words they were learning ways to deal with their own feelings and the feelings of others who are in that situation.The music in the background allowed the kids to br creative problem solvers. It was neat to see them all working together what a great way to learn! i would have loved being in her class when i was that age! The kids enjoyed truly being engaged in the lesson and walked away with a deeper meaning as they got to act and dance their answers out together. The use of movement also allows brain breaks which kids need at school. By examining what would exclusion look like ,smell like, taste like , feel like ... they got to use their sense in learning what it must have been for the character. Like her lesson alot!
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