Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Capstone Presentations Update #resvt #cesuvt #vted

Fourth grade scholars at RES are continuing work on the self-directed Capstone Presentations they have created to share the answers they have found to their research questions. One scholar's research question was, "How are ballet, hip-hop and jazz dance alike and different?" After she wrote a Google Presentation to share her answers in writing, she decided she wanted to demonstrate some of the differences by showcasing the different moves in these types of dance. She choreographed an original dance that included moves from ballet, hip-hop, and jazz dance. Then she and a friend performed the dance for a class of first graders. What a creative way to answer a research question!


Dance Demo

A note: the scholar wrote and performed her dance to a different piece of music, but since that music was copyrighted she chose to use one of YouTube's free pieces of background music for this video: Standing Here by Silent Partner.

Other fourth scholars continue to write scripts, film videos, assemble posters, and much more as they approach the end of this Capstone Project unit. We are very proud of all of them! - Mrs. Rankin and Mrs. Redford

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