Why Is Movement an Important Tool to Use in Teaching Children Paper

The purpose of this class is to expose you to the many available art forms and give you ideas on how to use them to teach children. In order to do that, you will need to do research. You will read articles, the text and use your own experiences. After all the readings, research and teaching you have done, you will write a paper that thoroughly covers the art form assigned.

First –

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  • What is movement?
  • What are the components of movement?
  • What tools or materials can be used with movement?
  • Why is movement an important tool to use in teaching children?

These websites have some great articles about what movement is and activities that can be used with students.

http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/feb94/vol51/num05/Creative-Movement@-A-Language-for-Learning.aspx

http://www.naeyc.org/files/yc/file/200907/LeapsandBoundsWeb709.pdf

Learning in Motion, Abdelbary **

Movement and Learning, Jensen **

** Articles are provided under “Readings” on the Resources and Materials page of this course.

Do research using the website above, the texts, or articles and websites that you find, for information to answer the questions.

Next– Explain how you would integrate movement into your teaching.

This should include three specific movement activities. Be specific, detailed and thorough in your subject matter and the movement activities you would use.

After your reading and research, write a 2-page paper that answers the questions. The information you include should be detailed and thorough and include all main points. Write and save your paper in a Word document and then upload your saved document here.

There is a rubric for this work under “Handouts” in the “Rubrics” section on the Resources page of this course.