Mapas Bailados: Creating Visual Representations of Dances Using Maps

Ana Inés Rubinstein, PS 89—The Cypress Hills Community School


Program Background Unit Plan Lesson Plan Teaching the Lesson
Grade: Third
Content Area: Dance/Social Studies
Time Frame of Unit: Eight 45-minute lessons occurring 2 times per week during dance class, but connecting to and coinciding with mapping skills taught during social studies.
Language(s) of Lessons: Spanish
Unit Theme: Mapping and Dance Notation


Standards to Be Addressed

New York State Learning Standards for the Arts

Standard 1: Creating, Performing and Participating in the Arts

Standard 2: Knowing and Using Arts Materials and Resources

Standard 3: Responding to and Analyzing Works of Art

Standard 4: Understanding the Cultural Dimensions of the Arts


New York State Learning Standards for Social Studies


ACTFL Standards for Foreign Language Instruction


Guiding Questions


Big Ideas


Background/Prior Knowledge to be Activated in the Unit



Content Area Skills and Concepts


Language Skills


Teaching/Learning Activities