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America (My Country 'Tis of Thee)
Pupils perform a song using correct rhythms, accurate pitches, and dynamic phrasing. They perform an accompaniment to "America" on Orff instruments.
VH1 Driven: Jamie Foxx
Students compare and contrast Jamie Foxx's early musical career with the careers of J.S. Back and F.J. Haydn. They watch and discuss a segment of "VH1 Driven: Jamie Foxx," listen to a hymn, and complete a worksheet.
Mary J. Blige
In this famous person worksheet, students read a passage about Mary J. Blige and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and scrambled sentences.
Follow the Leader
Eighth graders practice the conducting patterns for 2/4, 3/4 and 4/4 meter, and other conducting gestures. Using score study and music vocabulary, each student selects one of the conducting patterns and conducts a piece of music containing the selected pattern.
Composing a Warm-Up
Seventh graders compose a series of melodic motifs that can be used as vocal warm-ups. Using proper melodic and rhythmic notation allows students to exercise their abilities to navigate a staff and meter. This demonstrates if they are able to modify according to changing musical challenges.
Students sing Oh Shenandoah with correct notes, diction, a characteristic choral tone, appropriate style and have an understanding of the history of the lyrics. The version of Oh Shenandoah is for an SSA choir and was arranged by Ruth Elaine Schram.
In this music worksheet, students learn the difference between solo, duet and choir singing. Students read the information on the page and mark each type of singing, matching the pictures to the words.
Classics for Kids: Josef Haydn
In this Josef Haydn learning exercise, students read about the composer and his works. Students then respond to a musical instrument question, a word scramble question, and solve a word search.
Twelfth graders complete a music listening log and then work in small groups to complete essays that answer a given set of questions about the music.
My Love and I - 2
Students sing the song "My Love And I" by Sonja Poorman and Berta Poorman in this Music lesson for the High School SSA choir. The lesson is part of a unit that can be used to aid the performance and practice of the song in a choir setting.
Choir Singer says.../o/
Students develop aromaticity of recognizing letters. They recognize short o, /o/, in written and spoken words. Students read a story and discuss the shape their mouths make when saying the short o sound. They identify words with the short o sound.
Honor Choir Rehearsal
Students practice singing with complete vocal warm-ups in a unified tone. They perform sections of the following songs: "Lamentations of Jeremiah," "Soonah Will Be Done," and "Fairest Lord Jesus." As students sing, they practice intonation, correct rhythms in the descant, correct notes, accurate repeats and expressive musical phrasing.
Making Connections: Art and Music History
Two areas of the arts are addressed in this series of terrific lessons. Sixth graders look at artistic styles and create pieces of art that represent each period. The music lessons focus on the same time periods. Learners listen to, and compare works from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic time periods. This 21-page plan has everything you need embedded in it to allow you to successfully implement the lessons with your young art lovers.
Personal Learning Plan
Setting goals, career exploration, and self-awareness are three major components found on the path to college. A wide variety of wonderful teaching tools are provided to help you facilitate an understanding of how simple it can be to plan out an academic career. Planning cards, charts, activity procedures, and web links makes this a handy resource, focused on getting your class ready for college.
Working Together Digitally
Now that your kids know everything about the world around them, it's time to get them familiar with the importance of connecting and communicating with other people using digital technology. They engage in two different activities that help them reflect on all the ways technology helps them research, connect, collaborate, and create. The lesson is very well thought out and addresses many facets of digital literacy and online safety.
They say art often imitates life. Learners research and write an expository paper on modern dance choreographer, Alvin Ailey. They focus on describing how his life and background has influenced his dance creations. This is a great way to incorporate an appreciation for the art of dance while fostering good research and writing skills.
School Music Advocacy
Who needs music teachers? Kids in grade K-12, that's who. Learners examine the effect music programs have in high needs or urban schools. They view video clips depicting a variety of case studies where urban Los Angeles schools increased college attendance and decreased drop out rates through intense music education. Great for learners and school administrators alike.
Who Am I?
Here are several activities intended to allow learners to understand who they are and how they can reach their personal career goals. They discuss community, support, personal achievement, and believing in oneself. It is a positive activity that could shift some learners into believing they can achieve their goals. Remember the saying, "If you believe it, you can achieve it."
Ding! The bell just went off, and your class is already knee-deep in reviewing prepositional phrases thanks to this PowerPoint. Twenty-six slides cover 25 preposition activities, and a final slide shows a list of prepositions learners should memorize. Answers are not included, but having a month's worth of bell ringers at your fingertips is amazing!
The Poetry of Giving
Learn about philanthropy and poetic conventions with an inclusive lesson about Bill Gates. After learning about Mr. Gates' humanitarian efforts in the world, sixth graders use alliteration, onomatopoeia, rhyme, rhythm, and refrain in their own poems about philanthropy. Use this lesson in a unit about humanitarianism, or with articles about other non-profit organizations.