MECA: Movement in the K-5 General Classroom
Saturday, September 29, 2012
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
From singing games to creative movement, this course aims to provide participants with clear sequential processes for teaching movement in the general music classroom. Instructor: Manjo Durairaj Location: Room 130.
From singing games to creative movement, this course aims to provide participants with clear sequential processes for teaching movement in the general music classroom. Building on the movement vocabulary and phrases used in singing games and simple dances, participants will learn how to lead more sophisticated dances and to create movement pieces. Using body percussion, Orff instruments, polyrhythms, and folk dances from around the world, participants will learn strategies to create a framework for improvisation, and to create connections between movement and concepts of rhythm, melody, harmony, and form.
Activities presented may be used in isolation, or as part of a sequential curriculum from grades Pre-K through 5. This couse will address the resources available by leading movement pro- ponents like Phylis Weikeart, Anne Green-Gilbert, Denise Gagne, New England Dancing Masters, Martha Riley, Sanna Longden, and Shenanigans, etc. Participants will be provided with teaching notes, lesson plans, a comprehensive list of resources, and discography.
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