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Pipe dream: integrating dance & the compass rose!

August 4th, 2010 · No Comments · Tags: ····

Whoa!  This, via Corey Mahoney, is cool.  The kids would love it!  Let’s see…

…it’d be most appropriate for the 4th & 5th graders… but the boys probably won’t dig the skirt idea too much, so I need a boy-version of swishy clothing, hopefully with one-size-fits-all for both boys & girls.  Then I’ll need 32 of them in order to supply a whole class.  And I’ll need a lesson plan of course, but that’s the easy part…  or better still, a whole unit integrating dance, geographic directions, magnetic north, and play!

Play:  A wonderful book I’m reading:  Research asserts, once again, that dance is beneficial to learning, because it has so many elements of play!

I doubt I’ll find funding for a class-set of North Skirts, but I’ll definitely be carrying the heart of Stuart Brown’s book Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul into my lesson-planning.

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