• Artistic Perception
• Creative Expression
• Historical & Cultural
• Aesthetic Valuing
Dance & Social Studies Integration
Harriet Tubman Crossing the Ohio River
DANCE – Students understand that their bodies SOCIAL STUDIES – Students understand how
can be tools to communicate feelings. individuals and groups in American society have
Students express feelings through movement, struggled to achieve the liberties and equality
initiating and responding to the movement of promised in the principles of American democracy.
Student Learning Goal: Students will re-enact part of the History of the Underground Railroad through dance.
Performance Task: Group Self-Assessment:
Create dance movement phrase about historical event. Process - How well they worked as a team
Content - 2 Stars and 1 Wish for characters depiction
Using a 4-point rubric, students will demonstrate understanding of historical event through the use of appropriate character
movements and use of music time.
Part 1 – Warm up and explore slow-motion movement.
Part 2 - Assign characters. Review the poem, from the standpoint of the characters. Write feeling words and
phrases to empathize with the characters.
Part 3 – Create and perform the dance.
Part 4 – Assess and revise the dance.