Lesson Plans

Cultural Dance Classes

Introduce your students to various cultural experiences through wonderful integrated lessons. For plans that will work for many grade levels, click below. 

Pre-K and Kindergarten

These lessons are designed with your youngest students in mind. Developmentally and age-appropriate, your  Pre-K and Kindergarten students will grow to love learning! 

Grades 1 & 2

Help your students learn about the water cycle, nouns, time, place value and so much more. These lessons are perfect to engage your first and second graders over and over again! 

Grades 3 & 4

Teaching bar graphs, rounding, and fact family equations are done easily with Wiggle Genius. To incorporate these lesson plans, and so much more, click below.

Grades 5 & 6

Multiplying and dividing fractions, body systems, and more for your 5th and 6th graders. Help them to rediscover the magic of learning by incorporating Wiggle Genius in your lesson. 

Step-by-Step Videos

Incorporating movement and dance can be a bit intimidating for many teachers. To prepare you for the classroom, we have short video tutorials. Click below to see Wiggle Genius in action!

Cultural Dance Classes

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China, Hawaii, Greece, Ghana (docx)

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India (docx)

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Australia (docx)

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Egypt (docx)

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Greece (docx)

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Italy (docx)

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Spain (docx)

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Lesson Plans: Pre-K & Kindergarten

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K -- Easter Holiday (Egg Hunt) (docx)

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K -- Alphabet (Day 1) (docx)

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K -- Boogie with Me Script (Day 4 & 5) (docx)

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K -- Nouns & Verbs (Day 2) (docx)

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K -- Punctuation (Day 3) (docx)

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K -- Plants & Dancing a Garden (docx)

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K -- Primary Colors & Combinations (docx)

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K -- Weather Forecast (docx)

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PreK -- Farm Animals (docx)

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PreK -- ELA & Storytelling Unit (Days 1 - 4) (docx)

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PreK -- ELA Goldilocks & the Three Bears Song (docx)

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PreK -- ELA Post-Test (docx)

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PreK -- ELA The Three Bears & The Big Apple Story (docx)

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K -- Number Sense 1 - 5 (pdf)

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Lesson Plans: Grades 1 & 2

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1st -- Science Unit (Day 1 - 4 Clouds, Water Cycle, Fronts, Plants, Planets) (docx)

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1st -- Science Unit Pre & Post-Test (docx)

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1st -- Nouns & Verbs & MadLibs (docx)

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1st -- Time & Clocks (docx)

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1st & 2nd -- Math Place Value (docx)

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2nd -- ELA Grasshopper & Ants Script & Dance (docx)

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2nd -- ELA Grasshopper & Ants Story (pdf)

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2nd -- ELA Written & Dance Composition (docx)

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1 & 2 Math Model Integrated Lesson (docx)

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2nd -- The Layers of the Rainforest (pdf)

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Lesson Plans: Grades 3 & 4

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3rd -- Bar Graphs (docx)

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3rd -- Math (5 Day Unit_ Addition, Subtraction, Fact Family Equations, Rounding) (doc)

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3rd -- Math Dance Handout (5 Day Unit) (docx)

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3rd & 4th -- Cinquain Poetry (docx)

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3rd & 4th -- Mindfulness (5 Day Unit_ Meditation, Yoga, Visualization, Reflective Writing, Breathing, Mandalas) (docx)

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3rd & 4th -- Mindfulness Unit Student Questionnaire (docx)

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Wiggle Genius -- Mindfulness Unit Resources (docx)

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4th -- Multiplication with Distributive Property (pdf)

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Introduction to the Dance Elements (docx)

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4th -- Comparing Decimals (docx)

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Lesson Plans: Grades 5 & 6

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5th -- ELA Compare & Contrast with Longfellow (docx)

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5th -- Math Adding & Subtracting Unlike Fractions (docx)

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5th -- Math Dividing Fractions (docx)

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5th -- Math Multiplying Fractions (docx)

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5th -- Math Rap & Dance (doc)

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5th -- Math Rectangular Arrays & Place Value (docx)

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5th & 6th -- Body Systems (docx)

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5th & 6th -- ELA Meaning, Emotion, & Tone (docx)

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5th & 6th -- ELA Points of View (Diversity) (docx)

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5th -- Source Material in Non-Fiction (pdf)

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5th -- Earth's Spheres (docx)

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Video Tutorials

To see a step by step guide on how to infuse Wiggle Genius into your lessons. click the button below!

Contact Wiggle Genius

Julie Hammond White

Full Professor, Department of Dance

University of Southern Mississippi

Mississippi Arts Commission Teaching Artist

Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education Teaching Artist

Mississippi Dance Festival Co-Founder & Education Director

Camp Create Co-Founder & Co-Director

University K12 Licensure Supervisor

Office: 601-266-4162, Cell: 601.549.6034, Fax: 601-266-6423

Julie.H.White@usm.edu, julescargo@gmail.com