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Red Earth Dances

This site offers information about the dances that take place at The Red Earth Annual Celebration held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma every year that honor the traditions of the Cherokee people. A brief description and a picture of a dancer are included. This site is one of many found at the PowerSource Gallery site (www.powersource.com/gallery/default.html).

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Curriculum Information For Resource

Snapshot
Grade Level(s):3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Curriculum Areas:History/Social Science
Themes/Keywords: Ceremonies
Cherokee
Dance
Native Americans
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Vocabulary
dance, Cherokee, fancy dancer, grass dancer, straight dance, cloth dance, buckskin dance, shawl dance, jingle dance


Essential Question(s)
1. What are some ways the Cherokee people honor their traditions?

Discussion Question(s)
1. What traditional dances are found in your culture?
2. What Native American people live where you live?

Extension and Activities
1. Suggest that students explore the Red Earth Dances and talk about them--what is emphasized? What is different and special about each dance?
2. Suggest that students explore dances (and other art forms) from other Native American cultures and identify similarities and differences.


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theatre teacher
Los Angeles Unified School District - Woodland Hills, CA






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