Performing Arts Teacher Resources
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Students discover film making by participating in a music performance. In this performance arts lesson, students perform music and physical acting to convey an already written script for their peers. Students collaborate with their classmates to bring a story to life.
6th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 86 Downloads
Jazz Dance and Music
Fourth graders write a poem. In this jazz music lesson, 4th graders learn about the basics of jazz dance and practice basic movements. Students learn common terminology and listen to several recordings of jazz music. Students create a poem as they listen to music.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 9 Downloads
Dancing Fast, Medium and Slow
Second graders practice dance using different speeds of music and types of movement. In this dance lesson, 2nd graders view a clip of tap dancing and analyze the speed of music in coordinating with the speed of dance movements. Students complete a choreography and performance for the lesson.
2nd Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 21 Downloads
Describing Shadow Rhombi
Fifth graders investigate performance arts by practicing dances. In this physical education instructional activity, 5th graders discover rhombus shadowing, a type of dance based on 90 degree turns and square formations. Students practice using their vocabulary by describing movements involved in the different dances.
5th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Performance Art and The Waste Stream
Students research local waste management services, discuss findings, give opinions about what they have found, offer solutions and ideas, and create performance art, design art works, and fine art works to convey information on waste stream management.
3rd - 4th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
Music Reading Readiness
First graders inquire about performing arts by conducting a musical performance in class. In this music appreciation lesson, 1st graders examine different sounds and identify their pitch, patterns and the instrument which created it. Students utilize an Orff instrument and demonstrate their knowledge of octaves by performing in class.
1st Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 100 Downloads
Putting it All Together: Music Composition
Fifth graders explore performing arts by composing a music piece. In this melody notation lesson, 5th graders identify the first five notes in the diatonic scale which they utilize to create a melody over 8 measures. Students perform their compositions in 4/4 time with an assigned instrument.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 34 Downloads
Music, Maestro, Please: Show Business and the Factors of Production: Economics
Recently, the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania opened a $300 million dollar center for the performing arts, the Kimmel Center. For this lesson you are going to take a virtual tour of the new center and then think about all the productive resources that
Pre-K - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
New Review Social Issues and Art Inquiry Project
Connect art to social issues with a extended inquiry project. Individuals or small groups select a social issue and a type of art to explore. They complete a KWL chart for both the social issue and the art strand and take time to create a work of art that reflects their findings.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Activity Plan Mixed Ages: Let's Have a Musical!
Students perform songs in order to encourage creative expression, language, and social development. In this musical lesson, students first brainstorm as a class to make a list of all of the songs they sing at school. Students then divide into small groups to plan what song to sing and how to perform it.
Pre-K - K Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Dancing Levels in Space
Students practice mirroring human moves by performing a dance in class. In this physical education instructional activity, students utilize different spaces around them to perform a dance expressing their full motion. Students cooperate in pairs or small groups to perform their dance.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 28 Views 94 Downloads
Dancing Word Meaning
First graders show word meaning through movement. In this word meaning lesson, 1st graders participate in a "Brain Dance" to begin the lesson. They listen as the teacher reads a book and acts out words to show meaning such as tumbling when they hear "tumble down.
1st Language Arts 15 Views 39 Downloads
Doo-Wop Pop, by Roni Schotter is story that focuses on music and performing arts. Language arts activities include phonics, music, writing about dreams, poetry, and writing a letter are included in this literature guide. Furthermore there are suggestions for performance and visual arts activities including listening to songs, moving to songs, creating songs, drawing, and performing their own talent show!
2nd - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 34 Downloads
Same and Different Through Music and Art
This lesson is intended for a music class but would be a great way to teach compare and contrast to any class. Kindergarteners dance the Hokey Pokey to four different styles of music and examine two paintings of Humpty Dumpty, then discuss the similarities and differences in the songs, dances, and art.
K Visual & Performing Arts 35 Views 192 Downloads
Beyond All Strung Out
Students explore performing arts by completing a quiz. In this stringed instrument lesson, students identify the different instruments which belong in the family and view videos regarding their musical uses. Students take an instrument quiz in which they identify parts of the instruments and how to properly care for them.
3rd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 24 Downloads