Grade 4 and Grade 5 teachers were inspired by David Gonzalez, who uses drama and music to tell stories. Units were developed that encouraged students to use their bodies and voices to embody a poem, perform original legends and myths, and take a closer look at social studies topics, like the Westward Expansion......
Westward Expansion Re-enacted
Grade Level : Grade 5 Content Area : Social Studies Guiding Question : What was the impact of the Manifest Destiny on Native Americans and American settlers? Artistic Discipline : Performing Arts Unit Topic : Westward Expansion
Grade Level : Grade 5 Content Area : Social Studies Guiding Question : How might the 50 states' diverse physical features and the impact the those features have on populations, resources, land more be expressed through dance? Artistic Discipline : Performing Arts Unit Topic : Geography
Grade Level : Grade 5 Content Area : English Language Arts Guiding Question : How might elocution and theater skills help someone speak persuasively and confidently? Artistic Discipline : Performing Arts Unit Topic : Persuasive speaking
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