PEC: Bulletin Boards for Physical Education

Title of Bulletin Board: Dance The World

Category: Dance

Suggested Grade Level: 4-12

Materials: Map of the world, Border related to dance


My poster is titled Dance The World and has a map of the world in the center. Around the outside is information on three dances from different parts of the world. On the left is Polka. The information basically states where the Polka was created, what Polka means, when it came to the U.S. and that most countries have adopted their own version of the Polka. Underneath the Polka is how I integrated a health lesson into the poster. It talks about the different muscles that dancing uses. The muscles I included where abdomen, core, hamstrings, and quads. To the right of the map I had line dancing. The info I included on line dancing was that there is no physical contact between partners, the genre of music that you dance to, where it is popular, and the formation of the dance. Underneath line dancing I did the Salsa. I talked about how it was invented in Cuba and the two types of instruments the dance combines. I also talked about how there are different styles of the Salsa depending on location. Then I tried to integrate some geography into the poster by asking students if they could locate all the countries that the dances are from.

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This was done on a tri-fold poster board but can be easily put on a bulletin board.

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Submitted by Bradley Wilson who teaches at UNCW in Wrightsville Beach, NC. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 12/15/2012 9:52:02 PM. Viewed 6064 times since 11/17/2012.

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