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First Grade Fine Arts Resources

Irish Jig Dancers

Subject: Dance
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
A group of children learns a series of steps together in order to perform an Irish jig dance in this live-action short video from the PBS KIDS series PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC®.
Skill: Understand and demonstrate dance throughout history and in various cultures.
Georgia Standard: ESD1.CN.1
 
 
Subject: Dance
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Matlachines is a traditional dance from Aguascalientes. The dance originates from a combination of pre-hispanic and colonial music and dance.
Skill: Understand and demonstrate dance throughout history and in various cultures.
Georgia Standard: ESD1.CN.1
 
 
Subject: Dance
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Instructor Jennifer Rose teaches a simple singing and mimicry game and explains the game’s French and English origins in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series.
Skill: Demonstrate an understanding of the choreographic process.
Georgia Standard: ESD1.CR.1
 
 
Subject: Dance
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Lesson Plan
In this lesson plan, children explore the ways in which dance can represent the natural world.
Skill: Demonstrate an understanding of the choreographic process.
Georgia Standard: ESD1.CR.1
 
 
Subject: Music
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Interactive
Learn how gestures of drawing can create melodies, and the effects you can create combining visual and musical elements.
Skill: Improvise melodies, variations, and accompaniments.
Georgia Standard: ESGM1.CR.1
 
 
Subject: Music
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Folk singer John McCutcheon demonstrates the hambone, an African-American rhythm technique that uses the whole body as a “drum set” to produce a variety of sounds.
Skill: Improvise simple body percussion patterns.
Georgia Standard: ESGM1.CR.1a
 
 
Subject: Music
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Folk singer Malcolm Dalglish shows how to play the spoons.
Skill: Improvise using various sound sources (e.g. electronic sounds, found sounds, body percussion, classroom instruments).
Georgia Standard: ESGM1.CR.1b
 
 
Subject: Music
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
The Reel World String Band performs an African-American call-and-response folk song and explains the song’s origins in the Sea Islands off the coast of Georgia and South Carolina.
Skill: Echo simple singing and speech patterns and perform call and response songs.
Georgia Standard: ESGM1.PR.1b
 
 
Subject: Music
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Reference your school’s directions for accessing from home.)
Resource Type: Video
Children learn to sing "The Raja Song", make echoes, and see how Indian drums work.
Skill: Sing multiple songs representing various genres, tonalities, meters, and cultures, including at least one song in a foreign language.
Georgia Standard: ESGM1.PR.1c
 
 
Subject: Music
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Reference your school’s directions for accessing from home.)
Resource Type: Video with Activity
The music teacher gives all of the students an assignment to create their own musical instruments, but Betsy can't think of an idea for her musical instrument.
Skill: Identify classroom and folk instruments by sight and sound.
Georgia Standard: ESGM1.RE.1c
 
 
Subject: Theatre
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Abby teaches kids about a variety of jobs needed in a stage production including the cast, crew and audience. Kids also learn about the different spaces in a theater and how cues are used to communicate.
Skill: Organize, design, and refine theatrical work.
Georgia Standard: TA1.CR.1
 
 
Subject: Theatre
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Abby Brown loves to help kids have fun while learning! In this segment, Abby teaches kids about storytelling.
Skill: Develop scripts through theatrical techniques.
Georgia Standard: TA1.CR.2
 
 
Subject: Theatre
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Fancy Frog describes the appropriate behavior in a theater while Blathertrap tries his hardest to oblige.
Skill: Engage actively and appropriately as an audience member.
Georgia Standard: TA1.RE.1
 
 
Subject: Visual Art
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Manuela is a little girl who moved to Kentucky from Colombia, the home country of her grandmother, Miriam Llamas. Miriam is a painter. During a visit to Kentucky, she showed Manuela some of her paintings and taught her some of the songs and dances of Colombia.
Skill: Investigate and discover the personal relationships of artists to community, culture, and the world through making and studying art.
Georgia Standard: VA1.CN.1
 
 
Subject: Visual Art
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video with Student Activity
Several artists present a variety of Chinese crafts—including paper cutting, painting, and kite making—to youngsters as part of a Chinese New Year’s Celebration at the Explorium, a children’s museum in Lexington, Kentucky. Chinese New Year, the biggest celebration of the year, is also called the Spring Festival and marked by Dragon Parades.
Skill: Investigate and discover the personal relationships of artists to community, culture, and the world through making and studying art.
Georgia Standard: VA1.CN.1
 
 
Subject: Visual Art
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Reference your school’s directions for accessing from home.)
Resource Type: Video
Analyzes different types of art including painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, and photography.
Skill: VA1.CR.3 Understand and apply media, techniques, and processes of two-dimensional art.
a. Create drawings and paintings with a variety of media.
Georgia Standard: VA1.CR.3a