Have any of you ever heard of Michael Jackson? If so can you raise your hands and share a song that you have heard him sing before.
Now watch this biography about who Michael Jackson was.
This is one of Michael Jackson's most famous songs and videos. It came out on December 23rd in 1983. At the time kids all over the United States sat in front of their TV's waiting for it to come on MTV. This was when MTV showed a lot of music videos and not a lot of reality television. Watch this video. At the time the effects in it were AMAZING! It's still pretty impressive today. After the video you can turn and talk to a friend about your favorite part and your least favorite part. Be prepared to share your opinions with the rest of the class. Remember...everyone is entitled to their own opinion but you must back it up with a fact. The fact can't be "because it stunk" or "because it was awesome". Be respectful of each others opinions.
Another thing that Michael Jackson was famous for was inventing a dance step called the moonwalk. This is a video of the first time he performed it live on stage. The audience went CRAZY for it!
In this video Michael Jackson tries to teach a radio host how to do the moonwalk. How do you think the guy did?
Stand up and spread out. This video will show you how to do the moonwalk. Good Luck!!!
Try this fun body percussion
Freeze dance! Everybody wins!
Enjoy this fun halloween story.
Here's another fun halloween activity.
This is a piece of music called Dance Macabre which means the "Dance of Death". It was written by a composer named Camille Saint-Saens. He wrote this piece of music in 1874. That was almost 150 years ago. Watch the animation. Do you think the artists did a good job showing what the song sounds like?
What do you think of this version of the song.
Grade K and 1
Watch this fun story!
Now lets get up and MOVE!
Here's another not so spooky story...
Try this race.
Try this fun dance. Didn't get it the first time? Why don't you try it again!