Latin dances are essential to learning cultural aspects to World Languages. In our Integrated Thematic Unit, we want to be able to give our students a chance to experience these dances that shape Latin culture by putting them in the driver's seat as learners. Dance a one of the standards in Physical Education, students are able to learn and perform dances while meeting Physical Education requirements. At the same time, students will take the time to learn the history and music of each dance in their Spanish class. They will focus on how the dance was influenced by various ethnic backgrounds and people groups within and outside of Latin America.
- Music is an important aspect in any culture, based on this thought, how do both music and culture connect to one another?
- Dance is also an important factor to culture, how does dance influence culture?
- Based on how dances are performed, what does teamwork look like in dance?
- After working in teams on your presentations, what changes would you make for next time? If there are no changes reflect on what went right.