Performing Arts Teacher Resources
All the world's a stage, so find out how to wow an audiance. Your young performers will star in our premier collection of drama, music and dance resources.
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Engage young mathematicians in learning about fractions with this cross-curricular math and music lesson. After listening to and repeating different beat patterns, children realize that musical notes are just another way of representing fractions, with every measure adding up to equal one.
3rd - 5th Math 22 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Responding: "Guerrila" Art
Eighth graders are introduced to performance art as a way to respond to important current-day issues in society. Pupils create their very own original art work using photography and poetry. These three lessons do a nice job of, not only encouraging creative thinking, but enticing your charges to produce excellent artistic products.
8th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 5 Downloads
7.RP Music Companies, Variation 1
We've got the beat! And your musically-minded mathematicians will tap their toes as they determine which music company would be getting a better deal based on their offers to buy out TunesTown. The topic is extended in an additional task in variation 2 of this lesson.
6th - 8th Math 7 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Scripting a Crime Drama
Develop novice script-writers. Small groups sift through a sample script, noting any script-writing conventions to share with the whole class. Using these conventions and plot structures, these groups compose a script for a 10 minute excerpt of a television crime drama.
9th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 23 Views 73 Downloads
Flip and Flop: An Adaptation Through Dancing Echoes with Shapes and Locomotor Movement
Dancers practice echoing through dance. They listen to a story "Flip and Flop" and then are put into pairs. One partner is Flip, while the other is Flop. Flip creates a shape by dancing, and Flop, the other student, echoes that shape by dancing it out in the same way.
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts 18 Views 30 Downloads
Dancing With Glee
Slide right, slide left, knee, step, run, run, rolling, pivot, turn, shake those shoulders! These moves make up the 32-count dance to the tune of "Proud Mary" as performed by the cast from the TV show "Glee". Use the video to learn the steps before you teach it or use the video to do the teaching for you.
5th - 12th Physical Education 3 Views 18 Downloads
Lesson: Urs Fischer: Your Choice: Reality or Illusion?
Young analysts write a comparative essay, but about what? They compose a paper based on several critical discussion about reality and illusion, and how both are blurred in art. They analyze several theatre pieces that exemplify Brechtian acting, epic theater, and Theater of the Absurd then discuss their relevancy today.
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Your class isn't just going to discuss the digestive system; they're going to act it out! It sounds gross, but it's actually a great idea, it will really help kids visualize the digestive process. First, they discuss and read about the digestive system, then they are assigned parts to play.
2nd - 8th Science 124 Views 173 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
A short film about music is the inspiration for a well-sequenced lesson that includes discussion, group work, and writing. After the whole class converses about music, small groups write narratives about a still from the film. Pupils share their work, watch the film, discuss the film and the title of the film, and come up with their own mixtape track lists complete with explanations for each song included.
9th - 12th Language Arts 17 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Substitute Lesson Ideas For The Music Teacher
Have to sub for a music class on short notice? Or have some extra time to play with? Never fear! Help is here in the form of 20 sure-fire music activities and worksheets tested and submitted by music teachers. A great resource to add to your curriculum library.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 61 Views 38 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 20 Views 27 Downloads
Describing Shadow Rhombi
Fifth graders investigate performance arts by practicing dances. In this physical education lesson, 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
Some emotions are indescribable, but sometimes you have to try! After brainstorming adjectives that describe emotions, pupils watch a quick film, at first with no sound. Partners share their adjectives and come up with descriptions for the people in the video before watching it a second time, this time with sound.
9th - 12th Language Arts 65 Views 41 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Turn your classroom into a music studio as groups work together to determine why music sounds different when performed live versus a recording. After listening to some different music, each group picks a poem, creates a recording, and turns these into a song using a sound-mixing program.
9th - 12th Language Arts 15 Views 10 Downloads
Dancing Levels in Space
Students practice mirroring human moves by performing a dance in class. In this physical education lesson, 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 53 Views 105 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 22 Views 44 Downloads