Abstracting Your Inspiration - Grade 8 Dance - Instructional Unit 3

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Enhanced and Updated - March 31, 2014 - This updated instructional unit includes learning experiences, teacher and student resources, assessment ideas, and differentiation options. The storyboard document provides a roadmap of teaching activities and a possible performance assessment for the unit.

Inquiry Questions (Engaging- Debatable):

  • How do you explain the intent of your dance in relation to the movements you have chosen?
  • When is a dance considered “abstract?”
  • Why are some abstract depictions considered odd or difficult for an audience to understand?
  • What is the value of critiques?

Concepts: Composition, Space/Time/Energy, Improvisation, Abstract