Students will use the Internet to label the location of three different
Spanish speaking countries that they will be studying on their world map:
México, Spain and Chile
Students will be able to learn about and name a folk dance from each
of these countries.
Students will focus on one dance group and will be able to:
state the date and location of a dance performance
recognize the music and dance from a short video clip
get in a small group and do a "modified" dance from the common
folk dance they chose
Computer with access to the World Wide Web or a copy of Web sites mentioned
Map of the world
Video Clips with dance and music (Web locations to be given later.)
Music from each region (Web locations to be given later.)
Tell students that they will be watching a folk dance from a Spanish
speaking country. (This can be done through videos or local community groups).
So that they will be better prepared to appreciate the dances they will
be studying about different folk dances from various Spanish speaking countries.
The students will be grouped in small groups and will work together throughout
Students will log on countries for basic information about those countries.
Students will log on dance companies' Web sites.
Students will answer questions from worksheets.
Students will present their dance by an activity of their choice, such
as choreograph a short version of the dance, presentation throughcharts, etc.
1. The class will view a special performance of a folk dance group.
Community Folk Dance Groups- (Web locations to be given later)
2. The student group will present the dance to a local elementary school
or other community center, such as a convalescent home or hospital.