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  School:

Mineral Springs

Middle School

 
  Location:

Winston-Salem,

NC

 
  Grade: 7
 
  Disciplines: Dance
Science
Language Arts
 
  Description: Students study dance and anatomy and debate a frog's admission to a ballet company.
 
 

 

 
Addtional Resources

Selected Unit Materials

Frog vs. Human Anatomy [student worksheet]: Student data sheets for recording measurements, observations, and comparisons (PDF)

The Great Frog Debate [student worksheet]: Information for participating in the frog debate (PDF)

Leaping to Your Next Thoughts [student worksheet]: Final reflection questionnaire about the unit (PDF)

Print Resources

Daley, Patrick, & Dahlie, Michael S. 50 Debate Prompts for Kids. New York: Scholastic, 2001. ISBN: 0439051797

Davidson, Josephine. The Middle School Debater. Bellingham, Wash.: Right Book Company, 1997. ISBN: 0962825247

Elliott, Donald, & Arrowood, Clinton. Frogs and the Ballet. Ipswich, Mass.: Gambit of Meeting House Green, 1984. ASIN: 0876450990

Fine, Gary Alan Gifted Tongues: High School Debate and Adolescent Culture. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2001. ISBN: 069107450X

Green, John, & Denzler, Caroline. Ballet Class Coloring Book. Mineola, N.Y.: Dover Publications. 1998. ISBN: 0486296385

Vaganova, Agrippina. Basic Principles of Classical Ballet, (revised edition). New York.: Dover Publications, 1969. ISBN: 0486220362

Wilkes, Angela. The Best Book of Ballet. New York.: Kingfisher Books, 2000. ISBN: 0753452758

Wingerd, Bruce D. Frog Dissection Manual (Johns Hopkins Dissection Series). Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988. ISBN: 0801836018

Web Sites

Computing Sciences, Berkeley Lab: Virtual Frog Dissection Kit
http://www-itg.lbl.gov/ITG.hm.pg.docs/dissect/info.html
Interactively dissect a digitized frog, make movies, and play the Virtual Frog Builder Game

The Ology Website
http://ology.amnh.org/
A site for exploring many scientific topics including marine biology and biodiversity

Dance Educator’s Coalition (DEC) of Minnesota
http://www.pconline.com/~dec/
A network formed in 1986 to provide emotional and professional support to dance educators

The National Dance Education Organization (NDEO)
http://www.ndeo.org/
Representation for the field in legislatures, schools of dance, preK-12 schools, and institutions of higher education throughout the country

Journal of Dance Education (JODE)
http://www.jmichaelryan.com/JODE/jode-ad.html
Advancing knowledge in dance education, encouraging practical application of current research, and promoting quality dance instruction

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