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Social Studies Lindy Hop Into History (5th Grade)


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. The learning outcomes for this program are best achieved in 6 class sessions, but it can be varied to suit a particular school's needs.

TEKS Addressed:
(21) Culture. The student understands the relationship between the arts and the times during which they were created. The student is expected to:

(A) identify significant examples of art, music, and literature from various periods in U.S. history such as the painting American Progress, "Yankee Doodle," and "Paul Revere's Ride"; and

(B) explain how examples of art, music, and literature reflect the times during which they were created.

(22) Culture. The student understands the contributions of people of various racial, ethnic, and religious groups to the United States. The student is expected to:

(A) identify the similarities and differences within and among selected variousracial, ethnic, and religious groups in the United States;

(B) describe customs, celebrations, and traditions of selected various

(C) summarize the contributions of people of various racial, ethnic, and religious groups to our national identity.