1. Students will listen to the adventures of Gerald the Giraffe during the “Giraffes Can't Dance” story by Giles Andreae.
2. Students will have the opportunity to learn some cool new moves as they explore dances from Asia, The Americas, Africa, and Europe.
3.Students will create a Chinese fan that will include their own original artwork and colorful streamers.
-Gain a better understanding of varieties of cultures and their respective dance styles
-Learn how to craft their very own dancing fan out inexpensive everyday materials.
Georgia Early Learning & Development Standards Met:
APL1 -The child will demonstrate initiative and self-direction.
CD-CR2 -The child will create and explore visual art forms to develop artistic expression.
PDM1 - The child will practice healthy and safe habits.
PDM3 - The child will demonstrate an awareness of the body in space and child’s relationship to
objects in space.
PDM5 - The child will demonstrate gross motor skills.
SED1 - The child will develop self-awareness.
SED5 - The child will develop relationships and social skills with peers.
APL3 - The child will sustain attention to a specific activity and demonstrate persistence.
Georgia Standards of Excellence Met
SSKG1 Describe the diversity of American culture by explaining the customs and
celebrations of various families and communities.
SS1G2 Identify and locate the student’s city, county, state, nation (country), and continent
on a simple map or a globe.
SS1G3 Locate major topographical features of the earth’s surface.
ESDK.CR.2 Demonstrate an understanding of dance as a form of communication.
ESDK.PR.1 Identify and demonstrate movement elements, skills, and terminology in
ESDK.PR.4 Understand and apply music concepts to dance
ESDK.CN.1 Understand and demonstrate dance throughout history and in various
ESD1.PR.4 Understand and apply music concepts to dance
ESD1.CN.1 Understand and demonstrate dance throughout history and in various
ESD2.PR.1 Identify and demonstrate movement elements, skills, and terminology in dance
ESD2.CN.1 Understand and demonstrate dance throughout history and in various