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Palekastro
Primary School
Sitia

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My Country:  Lesson Plan

Level: 5

Age: 11

Topic: My country: Folk dance in Greece

Aims

Introduction the versatility and peculiarity of Greek folk dance. Teaching students to dance, recognize the origin of each dance, sing the folk songs

Discussion basic information about unique folk dances in Greece

Materials

Interactive whiteboard or projector and computer, worksheets

Anticipated problems

Focus on the role of a person in preserving culture

 

Stage

Estimated timing

Activity

Interaction

Procedure

1

6 min

Brainstorming  

An introduction of the subject of the lesson

Vocabulary development: learn key words of our cretan dialect with the rhythmic accompaniment of a drum and a lyra(traditional cretan instrument)

The students answer, the teacher adds, clarifies the answers

2

6 min

Working with the text, reading, translating Who collected folklore?

On the screen: Folklore, a living chronicle of people

Slide show: Students are introduced to the history of folk art, the first collectors of Greek folklore culture and the nowadays situation

3

8 min

Explanation, working with the text Comparing

On the screen: The types of old folk dances:

In Northern Greece: old songs and dances coming straight from Ancient Greece

In Western Greece and on the 7 Islands: western influence dances

In Southern Greece: Cretan dances with the unique characteristic of speed

Each type of folk dance has its own origin and performance’s magic

4

8 min

Analysing listening to music

Dancing an old sitian dance

Pupils listen to sounds of old folk dances

With the help of teacher's probing questions characterize the melody, rhythm, dynamics, character of the dance, the way of construction

Learning the sitian jumping dance

5 10 min Analyzing listening to music

Dancing as an expression of gestures and emotions

Method: Analyzing dancing by the local music

Pupils listen to sounds of old folk song

With the help of teacher's probing questions characterize the melody, rhythm, dynamics, character of the dances

Learning how to dance the cretan ‘’five steps’’ dance

                               

6 7 min Summary  

At the end of the lesson, the students should name the types of old Greek dances, characteristic features, specifics and fill in the worksheet.

Performance of the learned dance ‘’five steps’’

Homework: Fill in the table the most popular greek folklore/traditional dances
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