Gymnastics, music interpretation, gesture sketching, visual arts, and dance. Stir them together and arrive with our affectionately-named “GDART”. Yup. The grade fours are channeling Cirque Du Soleil and using collaboration skills to design and perform a symmetrical circus performance. All video snippets are sewn together and given an arty filter to make it dramatic.
When completing multi-subject tasks it’s interesting, and easy, to see how many curriculum links sneak into the mix. Then add in the learning skills and it becomes a highly-assessible project.
Next steps: independent video reviews via Google classroom online forms, learning skill endorsements via edmettle.com, a grow and a glow with a Padlet shared document and assessment of gesture drawings for a visual arts mark. Take it further! Let’s use the elements of dance to do a ‘making tracks’ or mindmap review activity.
Check our our our final product: