School Improvement in Maryland

Dance Grade PK State Curriculum

August 5, 2008
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The Pencil icon represents key indicators of the MMSR Prekindergarten Assessment.

Standard 1.0 Perceiving, Performing, and Responding: Aesthetic Education

Students will demonstrate the ability to perceive, perform, and respond to dance.
For more Prekindergarten assessment information view the Fall Exemplars and Spring Exemplars .

Topic

A. Perceiving, Performing, and Responding: Aesthetic Education

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Objectives

  1. Demonstrate selected locomotor and non-locomotor movements that communicate ideas, thoughts, and feelings
  2. Combine selected characteristics of the elements of dance, such as body parts and positions, shapes, levels, energy, fast and slow, and use sensory stimuli to create movement

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  • AssessedWSS VI A2 Participates in creative movement, dance, and drama.

Objectives

  1. Explore locomotor and non-locomotor movements using kinesthetic awareness
  2. Respond to feedback related to timing while executing locomotor and non-locomotor movements
  3. Perform and name selected dance movements
  4. Reproduce movement demonstrated by the teacher

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  • 3. Respond to dance through observation, experience, and analysis
  • AssessedWSS VI B1 Responds to artistic creations or events.

Objectives

  1. Apply the language of dance to observed movement
  2. Explore the uses of dance movements


Standard 2.0 Historical, Cultural, and Social Context

Students will demonstrate an understanding of dance as an essential aspect of history and human experience.
For more Prekindergarten assessment information view the Fall Exemplars and Spring Exemplars .

Topic

A. Historical, Cultural, and Social Context

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Objectives

  1. View dances from other cultures
  2. Perform selected traditional dances from various cultures

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  • 2. Relate dance to history, society, and personal experience

Objectives

  1. View and discuss selected contemporary and historical dance styles from other times and places and label them as old or new
  2. Create movements that express specific moods

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  • 3. Demonstrate understanding of the relationships between and among dance and other content areas

Objective

  1. Explore ways line and shape are used in dance and other content areas


Standard 3.0 Creative Expression and Production

Students will demonstrate the ability to create and perform dance.
For more Prekindergarten assessment information view the Fall Exemplars and Spring Exemplars .

Topic

A. Creative Expression and Production

Indicator

Objectives

  1. Improvise movements to communicate ideas and concepts
  2. Use improvisation to link two or more locomotor or non-locomotor movements
  3. Communicate ideas from stories, poems, or songs, using improvisation

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Objectives

  1. Communicate movement ideas using the elements of dance
  2. Demonstrate movement effects using repetition
  3. Use dance movement to tell stories

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Objectives

  1. Recognize how specific performance competencies, such as maintaining formation, maintaining personal space, entrance and exit, affect dance presentation
  2. Complete simple dances from beginning to end, following cues or models


Standard 4.0 Aesthetics and Criticism

Students will demonstrate the ability to make aesthetic judgments in dance.
For more Prekindergarten assessment information view the Fall Exemplars and Spring Exemplars .

Topic

A. Aesthetics and Criticism

Indicator

  • 1. Identify and apply criteria to evaluate choreography and performance

Objectives

  1. Recognize and describe locomotor and non-locomotor movements in dance performances
  2. Recognize selected characteristics of the elements of dance, such as body parts and positions, shapes and levels, and tempo, in performances
  3. Demonstrate audience behaviors that are respectful of the performers


August 5, 2008