Brewer, Year One
Straughter/ Thomas – Beth Reeves
Learning Objective/Exit Outcomes:
- Students will be able to describe how Native Americans used their surroundings to receive shelter, food, and clothing.
- Students will explore their personal connection to the issues through the perspective of Native Americans.
- Students will create movement with their bodies that represents their ideas and promote peer learning.
Social Studies and Dance
SS3H1 Describe early American Indian cultures and their development in North America.
TA3.CR.1 Organize, design, and refine theatrical work.
- Compare and contrast how American Indians in each region used their environment to obtain food, clothing, and shelter
D3CR.1 Demonstrates an understanding of creative and choreographic principles, processes, and structures.
- Creates movement based on their own ideas, feelings, concepts, and kinesthetic awareness.
As the teacher review the strategy Bippity, Bippity Bop, teachers will assign students in groups of three. Each group will be assigned a particular Native American tribe. Group members will be responsible for creating a physical representation, collectively, with their bodies that displays either food, shelter, or clothing that their particular tribe used (depending on the word that was assigned to them). Students will be responsible for teaching the other groups their creations. Then, teachers will be given the opportunity to stand in the middle of the circle of the entire class. Once a command is given pertaining to a tribe (food, clothing, shelter), students must then create their bodies with the tableau that their peers taught them.
- This strategy is to start off low risk and then scaffolded to a high risk, energy game.
- This is a great review, non-verbal, creative movement, peer-learning activity.
- Teachers, it is important to remember creative movement, body, shape, when coaching students.