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P.E. Central Lesson Plan: God Bless the USA Ribbon Routine
Purpose of Activity:
To work on rhythmic movements using a dance ribbon routine.
Suggested Grade Level:
3-5
Materials Needed:
One ribbon wand per student (you can make these with dowl rods and flagging tape); One patriotic hat per student (these can be made from posterboard); American Patriot CD by Lee Greenwood
Lesson Plan:
Description of Idea

2x8 = Figure 8 with ribbon in front of body
1x8 = Make a circle above head
1x8 = Make a circle in front
1x4 = Swish straight across in front
1x8 = Make figure 8 with left hand and sway body
1x8 = Make figure 8 with right hand and sway body
1x4 = Swish down at right side, and bring up to right shoulder (on STAND UP)(ribbon is in right hand)
1x4 = Swish down across body and bring up over left shoulder (on NEXT TO YOU) (ribbon is still in right hand)
2x8 = Figure 8 in front
GOD BLESS THE USA = Hold ribbon in right hand and sway quickly overhead.

Repeat from 1st circle

Last time through, take off hats, hold at chest, wave ribbon over head and look up.
Author:
Kera Williams who teaches at Fisher Elementary in Pasadena, TX. Posted on PEC: 6/2/2002.
This lesson plan was provided courtesy of P.E. Central (www.pecentral.org).
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