Songs and Dances
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Return to Cultural Awareness Level 1
Practices songs and dances from a variety of cultures.
Students will know they have been doing songs and dances are from many cultures.
ABLE TO DO
With assistance, or as a class, the student will be able to learn and participate in the songs or dances from at least 3 cultures.
Students will identify which cultures the the songs and dances belong to.
Website with some simple songs from many cultures 
Website with a performance task involving a song from Japan. This also ties in with CA 1.03 
Videos of different dances and how they are to be performed.
Get songs and dances that you and your students would feel comfortable learning. Teach students the proper ways of various dances by having videos that show what dances they are learning and how they are supposed to move, when they are supposed to move, how long they are supposed to dance to a particular song. Students will learn from an elder singer from their village the right pitch and tone he/she is supposed to use while singing their songs. Have several dancers from your community come into your classroom to show how to dance to different family dances. Get songs and dances from other countries that have instructions on how to move to their dances and recordings of songs on how they are supposed sing them.
PROJECTS AND ACTIVITIES:
Song in native language--call on an elder or Bilingual teacher to teach to the children
Learn Eskimo dances
Mexican hat dance
German Clapping Dance
Hawaiian Hukilau Dance