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History Lindy Hop Into History (US History)

Summary: The meeting of African slaves and European plantation owners in the New World set the stage for the creation of distinctly American dance forms. Students will embody the physical differences between these two cultures and identify which components each contributed to American social and performance dance forms such as the Cakewalk and Lindy Hop.

TEKS Addressed:
(25) Culture. The student understands the relationship between the arts and the times during which they were created. The student is expected to:
(A) describe how the characteristics and issues in U.S. history have been reflected in various genres of art, music, film, and literature;
(B) describe both the positive and negative impacts of significant examples of cultural movements in art, music, and literature such as Tin Pan Alley, the Harlem Renaissance, the Beat Generation, rock and roll, the Chicano Mural Movement, and country and western music on American society;

(26) Culture. The student understands how people from various groups contribute to our national identity. The student is expected to:
(C) explain how the contributions of people of various racial, ethnic, gender, and religious groups shape American culture;