Moving the Earth: Teaching Earth Science Through Movement for Grades 3-6

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Moving the Earth: Teaching Earth Science Through Movement guides the classroom teacher step-by-step in presenting innovative, movement-based lessons that teach such earth science topics as the rock cycle, warm and cold fronts, plate tectonics, erosion, volcanoes, and more. Each lesson includes information about the science topic, detailed instructions for directing students, musical suggestions, and tips for presenting the lesson in a limited amount of space. Each lesson is followed by suggested variations and ...
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Overview

Moving the Earth: Teaching Earth Science Through Movement guides the classroom teacher step-by-step in presenting innovative, movement-based lessons that teach such earth science topics as the rock cycle, warm and cold fronts, plate tectonics, erosion, volcanoes, and more. Each lesson includes information about the science topic, detailed instructions for directing students, musical suggestions, and tips for presenting the lesson in a limited amount of space. Each lesson is followed by suggested variations and extended activities involving other art forms. Introductory chapters provide a theoretical basis for teaching basic curriculum through movement, define Movement concepts, and give valuable hints for managing movement activities in the classroom. Written by a movement specialist with extensive experience in the public schools, this book is both an inspirational guide and a practical handbook for teachers.
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Editorial Reviews

Science and Children
This book is an excellent source for any third-through sixth-grade science educator. The author has a dance background and teaches children creative and modern dance, but you don't have to be a dance instructor to successfully teach these lessons. Throughout the book, the author gives classroom teachers the opportunity to teach various fields of science by stimulating students through movement activities.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575251080
  • Publisher: Smith & Kraus, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 100
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Helen Landalf is co-author of Movement Stories for Children Ages 3 with Pamela Gerke and Moving the Earth: Teaching Earth Science through Movement, Grades 3. She has been teaching, choreographing, and performing dance in the Seattle area since 1987, with an emphasis on teaching creative and modern dance to children. She is on the faculty of the Creative Dance Center in Seattle and has served as an Artist in Residence for the Montana Public Schools. She frequently presents workshops for preschool and classroom teachers on integrating dance into basic curriculum.
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