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Multiple Intelligences

Unit Plan Template


EDUC 522

Unit Title: Choreography

Teacher: Mrs. Andrea Oberlander

Grade Level: 9-10th Grade


Subject: Basic Elements of Choreography

Time Frame: 40-50 Minutes Class Period 3


Week Unit Plan

Objective(s):

Intelligences:

Technologies:

Standards:

Students will be able


to:

Visual
Verbal
Kinesthetic
Naturalistic
Logical/Mathematical
Musical
Intrapersonal
Interpersonal

Students will use:

2.0 Creative
Expression

1) Understand each
of the 5 basic
elements of
choreography
2) Recognize the 5
elements of
choreography by
watching
previously
performed
choreography
3) Incorporate each
element into their
own works of
choreography
4) Manipulate peer
and teacher
choreography
with the 5
elements of
choreography
5) Understand the
role of each
element in the
importance of
composing
original works

iPads
Schoology App
iMovie App
iTunes App
Audacity App
Choreo App
www.balletaustin.org
www.youtube.com
www.blogger.com

2.1 Create a body of


works of dance demonstrating originality, unity, and clarity of intent.
2.2 Identify and apply
basic music elements
(e.g., rhythm, meter,
tempo, timbre) to construct and perform
dances.
2.3 Design a dance that
utilizes an established
dance style or genre.
2.4 Perform original
works that employ personal artistic intent and
communicate effectively.
2.5 Perform works by
various dance artists
communicating the original intent of the work
while employing personal artistic intent and
interpretation.
2.6 Collaborate with
peers in the development of choreography
in groups/
2.7 Demonstrate originality in using partner
or group relationships
to define spatial patterns and the use of
overall performing
space.

English Language
Arts Standards
(Common Core)
Initiate and participate
effectively in a range of
collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in
groups, and teacher-led)
with diverse partners on
grades 9-10 topics, texts,
and issues, building on
others' ideas and expressing their own
clearly and persuasively.

Materials:

Intelligences:

Materials (non-digital)
1) Dance Studio Mirrors
2) Class Notes
3) Visual Demonstration in Class

Non-Digital
1) Visual,
Kinesthetic,
Intrapersonal,
Logical
2) Visual,
Verbal,
Logical,
Intrapersonal
3) Visual,
Verbal,
Kinesthetic,
Naturalistic,
Logical,
Musical,
Intrapersonal,
Interpersonal

Materials (digital)
1) iPad
2) Schoology App
3) iMovie App
4) iTunes App
5) Audacity App
6) Choreo App

Digital
1) Visual,
Kinesthetic,
Intrapersonal,
Logical,
Musical,
Naturalistic,
Intrapersonal,
Interpersonal
2) Visual,
Intrapersonal
3) Visual,
Logical,
Kinesthetic,
Musical,
Intrapersonal,
Naturalistic,
Verbal
4) Musical,
Logical
5) Musical,
Naturalistic
6) Visual,
Logical,
Naturalistic

Procedures:

Intelligences:

Day One: Students will be introduced to the 5 Basic Elements of Choreography


through viewing a pdf created by the Austin Ballet (http://www.balletaustin.org/
education/documents/ElementsofChoreographyHandout.pdf) We will as a class
review the document together and in between each element we will physically
attempt to perform each element. Students will be required to take notes on the
subject either with pen and paper or through a note taking app on their iPads.

Day One: Visual,


Verbal, Musical
Kinesthetic,
Intrapersonal,
Interpersonal,
Logical,
Naturalistic
Day Two: Visual,
Kinesthetic, Verbal
Interpersonal,
Musical, Logical
Naturalistic

Day Two: After warming up together as a class we will review a section of


choreography that was previously taught in their Contemporary dance unit.
Students will then be divided into groups of three or four and will be assigned
one of the 5 elements of choreography. Their goal for this class period is to
manipulate the choreography they already know by using their assigned
elements.
Day Three: Students will get back into their groups and review their dances to
perform for their peers. Each group will get to perform for the class as the
students write down their thoughts on each dance. Students will then share what
they discovered about each dance piece once it was manipulated by each
element. Students will then journal about their experience by posting their
personal blogs (www.blogger.com) on their Schoology App Dance page.

Day Three: Visual,


Verbal, Logical,
Kinesthetic,
Interpersonal,
Intrapersonal,
Musical

Day Four: Students will be a shown a video from the Alvin Ailey American
Dance Theaters performance of the historical piece Revelations. Students will
be required to take notes on where they saw each element of Choreography. The
class with then have a discussion on which element they are excited to work with
and which one is the most challenging for them.

Day Four: Visual,


Logical, Verbal,
Naturalistic,
Interpersonal

Day Five: The teacher will explain the students duet choreography assignment.
Students will then be paired up into partners and will have the remaining class
time to brainstorm ideas as well as start the searching process for their music of
choice. Students are to use iTunes or Spotify to search for their music. Once
music is selected students should post their song choice on their Schoology App
Dance page.

Day Five: Verbal,


Interpersonal,
Musical

Day Six: Students will use the Audacity music editing program on their iPads to
make any cuts required to keep their dance piece to 1 minute and 30 seconds in
length. Students will be assisted by the teacher in this process if they are
requiring aid.

Day Six: Musical,


Visual, Kinesthetic,
Logical

Days Seven, Eight, Nine: Both of these days will be given to students to create
their duet choreography. This will be a time for students to spend time collaborating and working on incorporating the 5 elements of Choreography. At the end of
Day Eight students will perform their duet for the teacher for feedback and notes.

Days 7-9: Visual


Kinesthetic,Logical
Musical,
Naturalistic,
Interpersonal

Day Ten: Students will perform their duets for their classmates. While they are
performing students will video record themselves using their iPads. Students will
take notes and give feedback after each group performs. Students will then have
time to regroup and discuss any changes they would have made based off of the
responses of their peers.

Day Ten: Visual,


Verbal, Musical,
Kinesthetic,
Interpersonal,
Logical

Day Eleven: Students will create an iMovie of their duet performance. They will
add a title to the beginning of the dance, as well of adding their edited track as an
overlay to their video. Students will then post their completed videos to www.youtube.com and then post the link to their Schoology Dance page.

Day Eleven: Visual, Musical, Logical, Kinesthetic,


Interpersonal

Day Twelve: Students will spend some individual reflection time and will blog
their thoughts on the unit. Students will then meet with the teacher briefly to
discuss the teachers thoughts on the completion of the duet choreography.

Day Twelve:
Visual,
Intrapersonal,
Interpersonal

Product

Intelligences:
Visual, Verbal,
Intrapersonal,
Interpersonal,
Kinesthetic,
Musical, Logical,
Naturalistic

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Presentation Ideas and Notes:

http://youtu.be/Ym6e5TNIf7E