How did gumboot dancing help miners to communicate?

In this lesson, we will explore South African gumboot dancing. We will also compose and perform our own gumboot dance.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.What is a melody line?

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Q2.What is unison?

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Q3.When is harmony created?

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Q4.What are the three main parts of the drum kit?

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Q5.Which sound do you use to make a closed hi-hat?

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Q6.Which sound do you use to make an open hi-hat?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is a melody line?

1/6

Q2.What is unison?

2/6

Q3.When is harmony created?

3/6

Q4.What are the three main parts of the drum kit?

4/6

Q5.Which sound do you use to make a closed hi-hat?

5/6

Q6.Which sound do you use to make an open hi-hat?

6/6

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Quiz:

Exploring Gumboot Dancing

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.Where in the world is gumboot dancing from?

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Q2.What are gumboots?

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Q3.How did miners use their gumboots?

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Q4.Why do people still perform gumboot dancing today?

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Q5.Which of these body percussion techniques did miners use to communicate?

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Q6.What is binary form?

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Q7.What is ternary form?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Exploring Gumboot Dancing

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.Where in the world is gumboot dancing from?

1/7

Q2.What are gumboots?

2/7

Q3.How did miners use their gumboots?

3/7

Q4.Why do people still perform gumboot dancing today?

4/7

Q5.Which of these body percussion techniques did miners use to communicate?

5/7

Q6.What is binary form?

6/7

Q7.What is ternary form?

7/7

Lesson summary: How did gumboot dancing help miners to communicate?

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Time to move!

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