Introduction to Dance (Primary 1)

Last Updated on July 15, 2020 by Alabi M. S.

CULTURAL AND CREATIVE ARTS 

FIRST TERM 

WEEK 7

PRIMARY 1

THEME: ARTS 

PREVIOUS LESSON – TEAMWORK 

TOPIC – INTRODUCTION TO DANCE

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and should be able to –

  1. identify and explain a traditional dance.
  2. watch a video of a traditional dance.
  3. perform a specified traditional/cultural dance.

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of Musical instuments e.g. Drums, Gong, Pattlers or Shakers, Wooden drums, Clappers, Xylophones, etc; Pictures of dancers performing; DVDs or VCDs Recording of dances.

METHOD OF TEACHING – Choose a suitable and appropriate methods for the lessons.

Note – Irrespective of choosing methods of teaching, always introduce an activities that will arouse pupil’s interest or lead them to the lessons. 

REFERENCE MATERIALS

  1. Scheme of Work
  2. 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  3. Course Book – CULTURAL CREATIVE ARTS for Primary 1, A K Badaru, C Ndubuisi, G Akinsola, A Abdul, S A Akinsowo, A Oni
  4. All Relevant Material
  5. Online Information

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CONTENT OF THE LESSON  

INTRODUCTION 

Play a suitable Nigerian music that will make the pupils to dance. Be sure that they are dancing and asks, what are you doing? Expected response – we are dancing. 

MEANING OF DANCE 

Dance is the movement of the body. We dance to the rhythm of the song or the beat of the instruments.

TYPES OF DANCE

  1. Foreign dance
  2. Traditional (Local) dance

Foreign dance is non Nigerian dance. Traditional dance is the dance that represent our culture and traditions.

Play DVD player showing both foreign and traditional dance.

Teacher’s/Pupil’s Activities – Perform basic dancing moves with the pupils.

PRESENTATION

  • To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:
  1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;
  2. Plays CD players that make the pupils to dance.
  3. Pupil’s Activities – Listen to the music.
  4. Explains what traditional dances are and their uses.
  5. Pupil’s Activities –  Identify traditional dances.
  6. Play DVD player and demonstrates a specified local dance using the basic movements.
  7. Pupil’s Activities – Watch and practices a specified dance guided by the teacher. Imitate the dance movement as observed in the video.
  8. Introduces drumming.
  9. Pupil’s Activities – Perform in a group with musical accompaniment.

CONCLUSION

  • To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.
  • Next Lesson – Functional Art

LESSON EVALUATION 

Pupils to – 

  1. identify one traditional dance of their area.
  2. perform a specified dance in a group.