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Ch 27: Introduction to the Performing Arts Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Introduction to the Performing Arts chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the students in your classroom about the various aspects of ballet and contemporary dance forms as well as the history and important influences in filmmaking. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Introduction to the Performing Arts chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Ballet Dance Terminology and Key Concepts;
Popular Ballet Dances and Choreographers;
Contemporary Dance and Dancers in the United States
Popular ballet terminology;
The composers and choreographers of well-known ballet productions;
The dance styles of Graham, Fosse and Ailey
Tuesday Early Film: Directors and Techniques The professional accomplishments of these individuals
Wednesday Introduction of Sound to the Film Industry The difference that the addition of sound made in films and examples such as The Jazz Singer and Citizen Kane
Thursday Influential American Filmmakers: Hitchcock to Spielberg The works of Alfred Hitchcock Steven Spielberg, and other important American filmmakers
Friday Influential World Filmmakers: Kurosawa to Bergman The works of Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, Swedish director Ingmar Bergman and other notable filmmakers

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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