Grade 8 Physical Education Module: The Fingernail’s Dance

This Self-Learning Module (SLM) is prepared so that you, our dear learners, can continue your studies and learn while at home. Activities, questions, directions, exercises, and discussions are carefully stated for you to understand each lesson.

Each SLM is composed of different parts. Each part shall guide you step-by-step as you discover and understand the lesson prepared for you.

Pre-tests are provided to measure your prior knowledge on lessons in each SLM. This will tell you if you need to proceed on completing this module or if you need to ask your facilitator or your teacher’s assistance for better understanding of the lesson. At the end of each module, you need to answer the post-test to self-check your learning. Answer keys are provided for each activity and test. We trust that you will be honest in using these.

Please use this module with care. Do not put unnecessary marks on any part of this SLM. Use a separate sheet of paper in answering the exercises and tests. And read the instructions carefully before performing each task.

This module was designed and written with you in mind. It is here to help you master the nature and background of Pangalay and the basic steps in folk dance. The scope of this module permits it to be used in many different learning situations. The language used recognizes the diverse vocabulary level of students. The lessons are arranged to follow the standard sequence of the course. But the order in which you read them can be changed to correspond with the textbook you are now using.

The module contains:

Lesson 1 – The Nature and Background of the Dance

Lesson 2 – Basic Steps in Folk Dancing


After going through this module, you are expected to:

1. Describes the nature and background of the dance.

a. describe and discuss the nature and characteristics of the dance;

b. appreciate the importance of folk dances as embedded in Filipino culture.

2. Execute the skills involved in dance.

a. identify the different dance terms used in Pangalay;

b. execute properly the basic steps of folk dance;

c. interpret correctly the dance literature of Pangalay; and

d. promote folk dancing as a physical activity for the family.

Grade 8 Physical Education Quarter 4 Self-Learning Module: The Fingernail’s Dance


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