Can be used for 4th – 7th students.
Includes: PDF, 29 pages
This interdisciplinary unit builds class community and celebrates identity in ways that will speak to multiple learning styles. Your students will love performing, poetry, and dance. George Ella Lyon’s “Where I’m From,” Alvin Ailey’s Revelations (1960) and Camille A. Brown’s Black Girl: Linguistic Play (2016) serve as examples of artworks that draw upon community and identity. The three works will be reviewed by students who will then create and reflect upon their own poems and dances. The unit ends with a performance of a class dance or sharing it.
This was a great way for students to learn about the topic in a new way. This is so much more engaging that traditional methods. We need more.