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Arts and culture

Grade 8

Personal and social skills

Module 4

Positive and negative feelings


Dance can supplement and complement the other components (visual arts, music and drama).

Warming up

  • Warming-up exercises should be increased and done regularly. Warming up should protect the body against injuries, make it more flexible, keep it in good shape and contribute towards the development of technical skills. Movement combinations and sequences should form part of warming-up exercises.
  • Follow the guidance given by the educator when a series of warming-up exercises is introduced to you. Remember that the repetition of sequences and the correct positioning of the body are always important for the conditioning of the body, to make it more flexible and to develop certain skills.
  • You will also be given the opportunity to create your own combinations and sequences that will include design elements for choreography such as fast, slow, light, flowing, jerking, high, low and quiet or calm.
  • Warming-up and other dance exercises, if done regularly and purposefully, can also prepare and strengthen your body for your favourite sport.

Activity 1

  • In your journal prepare a list of positive as well as negative words concerning feelings and emotions, e.g. happy, alone, love, hate, strong, etc.
  • Find a colour that expresses each of these emotions or feelings, e.g.:Does yellow make you feel happy , do you feel like moving fast or slowly, do you feel like jumping or does it make you feel lazy?Does blue make you feel strong , do you feel like shrinking or stretching, despondent, crazy, exuberant or reserved? Explore and experience the colours by means of movement .
  • Learners can take turns to share different words that give expression to feelings or emotion .Learners must react immediately and spontaneously to the word – without thinking too much – with appropriate movement.Repeat several times. Learners can even move into each other’s personal space and make contact (without hurting each other) in order to express the feeling of the word.
  • Work as a group or pair, create an own story and have a “movement discussion”. Explore various types of movement, such as locomotor and non-locomotor movements.

General research task

  • Launch an investigation into career possibilities in the various art disciplines, namely Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts.

Concentrate on the following aspects:

  • Available possibilities for training
  • Employment opportunities and accessibility (locally and abroad)
  • Financial implications
  • Possibilities for promotion

The above information can be obtained from:

  • libraries
  • the Internet
  • interviews and discussions with practising artists
  • television programmes

The completed research task must be presented to the educator for assessment.

LO 3.3
  • The information that has been assembled can form the basis of a class debate. The class can be divided into four groups, with each group presenting and defending a single discipline.

SELF ASSESSMENT/REFLECTION (make notes in your diary or journal)

  1. Were you able to use your imagination without inhibitions? What was easy and what did you find difficult?
  2. Did you make use of locomotor and non-locomotor movements?
  3. Were you afraid to think creatively, or not?
  4. Did you make use of the various design elements in your attempt to create?
  5. Which design elements did you not use?
  6. Were you willing to take chances in order to live up to your imagination?

Questions & Answers

How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
How can I make nanorobot?
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
how can I make nanorobot?
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
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