Dancing in Your School A Guide for Preschool and Elementary School Teachers Anne Dunkin This joyful book guides and encourages teachers to incorporate movement into classroom learning. Included are seventy easy and fun classroom movement activities that serve as examples for you to use when creating your own variations, even if you have not studied movement or dance. Lesson plans provide models for building your own. The book provides an historical overview of dancing in U.S. public education curriculum during the twentieth and twenty first century. It identifies the objectives of physical education curriculum, kinesthetic reinforcement of classroom learning, and arts education, all in relation to dance education. In addition to giving a strong argument for the value of movement awareness during educational development, this book includes resource lists and a specialized index of movement, activities and dances.
“I really enjoyed reading this book and trying ideas out with my students.” – Chris Roberts, 4th grade teacher, Utah
“Dunkin has been successful in laying out intricate concepts in a direct, comprehensive and organized fashion.” – Barbara Bashaw, Director of Dance Education, New York University About the Author: Ann Dunkin has a Ph.D. in Dance History and Theory from the University of California, Riverside, and an M.A. in Human Development Education from the University of Maryland. She has several decades of experience in developing and presenting dance education programs for children and their teachers, and toured much of the U.S. for several years performing original children's dance productions and conducting teachers' workshops. Among much other experience presenting dance in education, she taught “teaching dance” to pre-service elementary educators at California State University.
Dancing in Your School
- A Guide for Preschool and Elementary School Teachers Anne Dunkin 144 pages, paperbound 7-1/4” x 9”, 50 line drawings ISBN 0-87127-285-7 ISBN-13 978-0-87127-285-0