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Topic: Comparative analysis of dance  

Dance

 Standard 3.  Understands dance as a way to create and communicate meaning
  Level III (Grade 5-8)
   Benchmark 1.Understands the difference between pantomiming and abstracting a gesture
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the concept of pantomiming a gesture
     2.Understands the concept of abstracting a gesture
 Standard 5.  Understands dance in various cultures and historical periods
  Level III (Grade 5-8)
   Benchmark 1.Knows similarities and differences in steps and movement styles among folk dances and classical dances from various cultures
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows similarities and differences in steps styles among folk dances from various cultures
     2.Knows similarities and differences in movement styles among folk dances from various cultures
     3.Knows similarities and differences in steps among classical dances from various cultures
     4.Knows similarities and differences in movement styles among classical dances from various cultures
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Knows the similarities and differences among various contemporary theatrical forms of dance (e.g., jazz, tap)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how contemporary theatrical forms of dance are similar
     2.Knows how contemporary theatrical forms of dance are different
     3.Knows similarities and differences between jazz and tap dance