Teaching Children Dance, Third Edition, helps both students and practitioners understand the components and benefits of children's dance. It also aids in developing the skills required to enhance or initiate dance as part of a physical education or arts education curriculum.
The book presents 31 challenging and enjoyable dance experiences. These ready-to-use learning experiences are divided into 12 activities for children in kindergarten through second grade and 11 activities appropriate for students in third through fifth grade. Eight dance experiences designed for inclusive or self-contained dance classes are also detailed, along with strategies to ensure successful experiences for children with disabilities.
New chapters on inclusive dance for children and classes for children with disabilities and interdisciplinary connections provide strategies and tools for successful implementation. This edition of Teaching Children Dance includes 13 new learning experiences, additional assessment examples, and a menu of instruments for teacher assessment, peer assessment, and student self-assessment.
Additionally, Teaching Children Dance includes a CD-ROM with PDFs of the learning experiences from this edition of the text, plus additional learning experiences from previous editions. Using the index, instructors can easily select an age-appropriate learning experience and print it for use in the class. The CD-ROM offers instructional support materials used in elementary methods courses, including worksheets, assignments, end-of-chapter questions, and assessment tools.