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Study Area: Creative Arts – Performing Arts| Grade: 3|
Topic: Improvise & Create| Duration: 3 Hours Date: 04 MARCH 2013| Prior knowledge: Different types of dances| Content: knowledge Rhythmic patterns: polyrhythms.Body percussions.Movement sequences.(Locomotive & non-locomotive).Key Concepts: Percussion, Rhythmic patterns, locomotor, non-locomotor, movement sequences.Skills: Performing & creating dance movements.Creating rhythmic patterns and body percussions.Values: appreciation of the body as an instrument.| Link with next lesson:The learners will show the dances they know from home and through those some will be from their culture, which is the next lesson, cultural dances| | Teaching methods: Question & answer and practical demonstration. | Core knowledge: Learners will be able to: * understand the meaning of rhythmic patterns & body percussions; * demonstrate movement sequences (locomotor& non-locomotor); * Differentiate between locomotor & non-locomotor movements.| Enrichment opportunities / addressing barriersPhysically challenged: Use of non-locomotive movementsUncoordinated learners: extra-practicePartially sighted: to stand in-front Hearing impaired: to movements of othersFast learners: lead the groups|

ACTIVITY 1 (INTRODUCTION)Teaching activities| Learner activities| * sing the song “follow the leader” song doing actions like: jump, clap, dance * Introduce the lesson by asking questions on different types of dance known by learners. * Explain key concepts such as rhythmic patterns & body percussions. * Explain the importance of warm-up before dance. * Demonstrate rhythmic patterns & body percussions through counting, clapping & stepping. * Divide learners into manageable groups with group leaders. * Instruct learners to create their own rhythmic patterns and use body percussions.| * Learners sing along and do the actions the leader suggests * Respond to...
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