Subject: Principles of Teaching
Pentecostal Polka - Dance Related to Church History
Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.For students to understand the history of dance in the church.
2.For students to grasp the importance of creative worship in the church.
3.For examples of dance in the bible to explained and understood
1.For students to understand and articulate well enough the teaching that they would be able to explain to someone else the importance of dance in the church.
2.Because of biblical examples given, be able to feel that they would be free in all forms of worship to God.
Materials and Aids-
Power Point Slides that I've created to teach the lesson.

A. Introduction-

1.Why has dance within the church been talked about so minimally yet been the splitting factor for many denominations?
2.Do you feel that biblically you'd be able to articulate why dancing is even a form of worship or is that just what culturally we believe?
3.Was dancing God's idea or mans?
4.Is dancing acceptable in church today or was it simply relevant to past generations?

B. Development-

1.Through the discussion of biblical examples students will be able to see that dance was fully a fully acceptable form of worship in the OT Hebrew culture
2.Continuing on through the NT, examples are seen to emphasize the continuation of dances acceptability and practice.
3.To then observe in chronological order the church's brief history regarding dance.
4.An emphasis is then added that it's has been and it always be about the posture of the heart before him.

C. Practice-

My portion was more for knowledge sake, but I was involved in the application part of the project in dancing with the class near the end.

D. Independent Practice-

Perhaps I'll never see the physical fruits of worship by dance lived out or be able to measure my teaching success by it for the main point they should take away is the posture of the heart before God in worship, whatever form that may be.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

Through different styles of slides including video and standard informational slides, the presentation was enriched. The application of getting the whole class involved allowed for the freedom to dance together.

F. Checking for understanding-

A formal test will conclude the lesson.

G. Closure-

A summation of the different areas that were covered and touched on including there relation to real life situations (ex. chapel services etc.)
7. Evaluation-
Due to the many compliments following the presentation, I felt that the students engaged and to a certain degree absorbed some of the important materials presented.
8. Teacher Reflection-
-there was a great enthusiasm about dancing together and I felt that there was a freedom to do so without feeling judged or criticized.
-perhaps a bit too humorous, taking away from the seriousness of certain points emphasized
-overall I felt confident in displaying and explaining materials that I did research on.
-teaching is fun but if taken seriously can take a lot of work and thought.

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