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To The Wheel Of San Miguel
Students engage in a lesson that is concerned with the concept of creating a piece of music that includes instruments that are put into harmony to sound like an orchestra. Students are expected to perform the rhythm and create a new one.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Do These Add Up?
Common Core mathematical practices require that young mathematicians not only know how to add fractions with unlike denominators, but also to recognize when adding fractions are appropriate for the word problem. Fifth graders are given nine different word problems and asked to identify when and why adding fractions is correct.
5th Math 11 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Playing With Your Food
Students discover about the form and function of traditional musical instruments, then use this knowledge to create non-traditional instruments that replicate the sounds of traditional instruments. They use vegetables to create their instruments!
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 6 Downloads
Percussion Instruments and Pitch
Young scholars play string instruments to discover how the pitch changes on various string instruments. In this pitch lesson, students listen to video clips and play an online music game. Young scholars become familiar with music vocabulary.
4th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 29 Downloads
Woodwind Instruments and Pitch
Students explore musical pitch. In this cross curriculum musical instruments and "sound" physics lesson plan, students identify and describe common traits of woodwind instruments. Students research "pitch" and what causes pitch fluctuation by viewing a number of web sites.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 15 Views 36 Downloads
Students discover music that was inspired by the spooky and bizarre. For this music of Hector Berlioz and Camille Saint-Saens lesson, students identify elements of music and listen to the Symphonie Fantastique and Danse Macabre.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 49 Views 141 Downloads
Duking It Out
Students read and discuss 'Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra: Mixing Treasures by Duke Ellington and Edvard Grieg,' exploring how jazz transformed European music and the influence jazz has had on modern music. They write musical reviews.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 15 Views 34 Downloads
Sergei Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf"
Fourth graders study Sergei Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf." They explore the characters and the instruments that represent the characters. They create their own version of "Peter and the Wolf" for the purpose of introducing the kindergartners to the classroom instruments and developing a love for music (much like the purpose that Prokofiev wrote his).
4th Visual & Performing Arts 19 Views 75 Downloads
Opera and Poetry
Sixth graders examine the basic elements of an opera in a three part lesson. Part one includes listening to opera excerpts and analyzing the excerpts in writing; part 2 includes recognizing the elements of a quatrain, identifying and creating rhyme schemes, and writing their own quatrains based on Greek or Roman myths.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 14 Views 45 Downloads
Young scholars explore Western and Chinese instruments. In this cross-curricular music and history lesson, students identify and classify instruments. Young scholars view websites that include Chinese cultural history, and write a paragraph based on research done.
K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 13 Downloads
Students discuss the structure of the musical film "The Bolero." For this film arts lesson, students watch "The Bolero" before participating in discussion questions and watching a second performance of the same musical. Included in this learning guide is helpful background information about the composer and the composition.
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Students explore Chinese instruments. In this Chinese instrument music lesson, students listen to a performance by Liu Fang and describe the sounds they hear. Students classify western and Chinese instruments according to their instrument family.
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 22 Downloads
"Mambo" from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein
Students encounter and study "Mambo" from "West Side Story," by Leonard Bernstein. They practice utilizing musical elements (instrumentation, tempo, and dynamics) to create a certain mood for a scene with music. Each student interprets or imitate various experiences through pantomime, dramatization, role playing, etc.
8th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 24 Views 74 Downloads
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Third graders listen to "The Sorcerer's Apprentice". Using the music, they identify the high and low parts in the orchestal composition. They compare the elements of a story to the piece of music and respond to the music and state how it makes them feel.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 15 Downloads
New Review Australian Geography Unit
At the heart of this resource is a beautifully detailed PowerPoint presentation (provided in PDF form) on the overall physical geography of Australia, basic facts about the country, Aboriginal history, and Australia culture and lifestyle.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable