Human Body School is a springboard for daily arts integrated education activities as well as a curriculum based performing arts program. Songs To Educate also offers professional development workshops where we can come and show you how to do it.
Imagine primary grade children learning the human body by ‘theaterizing’ how it works. Imagine learning about the heart by being the heart, circulatory and respiratory systems; or understanding what happens to the food we eat by enacting the digestive system from top to bottom. That’s Human Body School.
Imagine learning about the brain and nervous system from inside out. Or exploring the feeling life of the emotions and senses through a magical song called “Feeling Language”. What about the bones, the internal organs, the senses? It all comes together in the Human Body School song by song.
The visionary “Human Body School” curriculum includes essential anatomy and body systems, health and nutrition; but also engenders self-respect, self-discovery, social and emotional intelligence through a vibrant array of integrated song and movement theater.
The “Human Body School” CD is 23 songs in 3 “Acts”:
Act 1 – Get To Know Your Body
Act 2 – Body Opera
Act 3 – Get To Know Yourself
Each song has dance choreography ideas. Many of the songs have videos as well.
This is a curriculum based performing arts program as well as a springboard for arts integrated activities in the classroom. Many of the songs can be used for ‘brain gym’ type exercises stimulating brain and body fitness. But the principle reason for “Human Body School” is to engage children in learning about their bodies through hands on, interactive song and movement.
Imagine this in your classroom and home as a brilliant way to teach the human body.
Join us in the arts integrated education movement.