The Washington Ballet
The mission of The Washington Ballet is to bring the joy and artistry of dance to the nation’s capital and the world’s stage through the professional presentation of the best in classic and contemporary ballet, to provide the highest caliber of dance training through a preeminent school of ballet, and to serve and involve the entire community through extensive dance education and community engagement programs. View more information on their Member Feature Page.
Distance Learning Guides
Want to get your child moving by incorporating ballet into your daily routine? Want to inspire your child with fun distance learning activities? Want to enhance your study of famous fairy tales with an arts integrated approach? Then check out The Washington Ballet's Distance Learning Resources. You will find printable learning guides full of articles, lesson plans, activities and pictures. You can also watch professional performances and take virtual dance classes! Visit www.washingtonballet.org/education-programs/
Content area: English/Literature, Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Arts
Discipline: Writing/Reading/Journalism, Dance, Music/ Music Production
Resource type: Online or Printable Lesson Plan/ Study Guide, Filmed Performing Arts Activity/ Performance, Distance Learning Live Classroom Lesson
Common Core ELA-Literacy Standards 3rd—5th:
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons. a. Introduce the topic or text they are writing.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.
Common Core ELA-Literacy Standards 6th—8th:
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes.
Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.
Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources; assess the credibility of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and providing basic bibliographic information for sources.
Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound valid reasoning, and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
National Arts Standards:
Anchor Standard 7: Perceive and analyze artistic work.
Anchor Standard 8: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
Anchor Standard 9: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.
Anchor Standard 10: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
Grades: PreK, K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th