Multicultural Music Teacher Resources
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Multicultural Music: Israel
Do a grapevine to the left, lift your hands in the air, and sing out, "Hey!" These are the steps second graders will do when they sing and dance the Israeli folk song, "Achshav.” They will explore the concept of multicultural music and dance as they learn a song from the middle east.
Tracking the Monster: Ashley Judd and Indie.Arie Confront AIDS in Africa - Lesson 1
Students gain a better understanding of the AIDS worldwide epidemic. They see how music is connected to other aspects of our lives and our world. They listen to and discuss multicultural music.
Multicultural Music Connections
Native American music is fun to listen to and great to play. Third graders get multiculturally inspired as they discuss musical sounds from around the globe, then play a few traditional Native American instruments.
Music of the People - Native American Music
Third graders complete a unit of lessons on the singing, instruments, and dancing of Native Americans. They identify and play various instruments, complete worksheets, define key vocabulary, sing songs, and perform dances.
People, Music and Culture
Fourth graders begin the instructional activity by listening and singing along to various songs from different cultures. In groups, they research the ways different groups have used music to express themselves and compare and contrast them in an organizer. They work together to create their own piece of music that represents their own culture. To end the instructional activity, they develop a new culture and another original piece of music.
Aesthetics and Affect in Music from Around the World
Students explore traditional music of different societies around the world by listening to number of different musical recordings, discuss how music makes them feel, examine how music is central to cultural traditions, and compose short written responses.
Family Story Time
Students explore their family history. In this series of roots lessons, students participate in a variety of activities to learn about families. Students compare and contrast, discuss, read stories, and create art projects to help them learn and share about their family.
Activity Plan 3-4: My Special Music
Students learn more about their classmates backgrounds as they swing and sway to lively rhythms. In this early childhood lesson plan, students listen and dance to a variety of music that reflects the various classroom cultures.
Students identify many genres of music and connect styles of music with various cultures. They watch "The Greatest TV Moments: Sesame Street Music A to Z" and list music styles: folk, jazz, rock, etc.
First graders discover common connections between cultures and people by participating in a class activity. In this personal connections lesson, 1st graders identify the different ways people are connected, such as geography, religion, culture, and language. Students participate in a game of telephone which demonstrates the ability for people close to each other to misinterpret meanings.
Ohio Regional Cultures
Music and social studies combine in this rich lesson designed to deepen learners understanding of Ohio and its many cultural groups. After a whole class discussion on the cultural groups the make up Ohio's society and the elements of music, small groups choose one cultural group and research their music. This complete unit of lesson plans includes a bibliography of websites, instructional procedures, rubrics and excellent graphic organizers to structure student research. Just add music!
People, Music, and Culture
Fourth graders sing, play, and listen to music from other cultures. In this cultural appreciation lesson plan, 4th graders compare and contrast the music of other cultures. As a culminating activity, students invent their own culture, define their culture's parameters for musical expression and compose a piece of music for their culture.
Ohio Regional Cultures
Fifth graders study the Ohio regional cultures and the role music plays in culture. In this culture and music lesson, 5th graders complete research and make a presentation that illustrates an Ohio cultural group and its location, customs, practices, social behaviors, and music.
Native American Music and the Flute
High schoolers study the role of the flute in Native American music while determining what an exemplary example of flute music sounds like. They develop a method of assessing a Native American flute performance. They perform a Native American flute piece before assessing it, and the performances of others.
Students explore Mexican music. In this multicultural music lesson, students read the lyrics of songs such as "Poll Parrot" and sing along with a recording of the song. Students practice the pronunciation of Mexican lyrics.
Students read stories using animated, interactive versions of electronic books. They practice word recognition to increase their reading ability through sight vocabulary. They translate sight word from English to Spanish. They complete a number of activities not using the computer that help increase reading skills.
Dinosaur Train: Drawing Birds
Students draw a bird they observed that include all of its characteristics. In this bird drawing lesson plan, students watch a video about the characteristics of birds. They then go outside and observe birds in their area and discuss the characteristics. Then students draw the birds including the characteristics.
Graph Those Stickers!
Students graph fruit. In this graphing lesson students create a graph using fruit label stickers. Students place a sticker on the graph when the fruit has been consumed.
Students discuss the use for CD-R/CD-RW drives, how to use them, and how to install a drive. They determine the differences in the formats, and how the storage capacity compares floppy discs and zip drives. Finally, they made a music CD and choose one track to add to a class compilation CD.
Students discuss voting. In this taking votes lesson, students are asked high interest questions and take a vote. Students discuss what a unanimous vote is.