Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
Date of Last Revision
Middle Level Education
EDCI 433 - 002
Number of Credits
Bachelor of Science in Education
Date of Expected Graduation
Incorporating movement and physical activity into the K-12, general education classroom has been on the rise. In a study done in 2019, Chloe Bedard deemed physical activity successful within the primary school setting and was determined to examine the benefits of movement integration into the secondary school setting (Bedard et al 2019, as cited in Romar, 2023). Additionally, dance scholars have researched the positive effects of incorporating dance history and movement into the classroom. With these two major advancements in mind, this study will provide a social studies unit that integrates dance movement. This unit aims to teach students about the Harlem Renaissance from the dance perspective, by inquiring, “How can dance be used to celebrate culture?” This research will serve as a resource for educators searching for innovative ways to teach the historical importance and impact of the Harlem Renaissance.
Dr. Lynne Pachnowski
Dr. Brad Maguth
Honors Faculty Advisor
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Tsirambidis, Marina, "Dancing Through the Harlem Renaissance: An Inquiry-Based Unit Plan Exploring Movement and Culture" (2023). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1780.