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Interpreting Music Data Rubric

For Students 8th - 9th
In this interpreting music data rubric worksheet, students use this rubric as an assessment tool. It is designed to evaluate the students' music presentation.
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Interpreting Choral Music

For Teachers 9th
Budding musicians determine the differences in style between the various periods in choral music. They engage in a class discussion, read one of the suggested materials, then perform a choral piece from a specific time in history.
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Introduction To Melodic Notation: Sol-Mi

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders discover the use of melody in music and how it relates to simple songs and music notation. Students sing and move throughout this lesson plan. Emphasis is placed upon group and individual practice interpreting musical...
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Listen to the Sounds of Poetry

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders examine the elements of poetry and music.  In this creative writing instructional activity, 12th graders discuss the features of poetry and music lyrics.  Students identify popular music and dissect their contents in...
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Exploring Musical Form through Performing, Movement, and Listening

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders sing, listen to and create movements for a variety of songs and pieces that have AB form and verse-refrain form. They explore the basic forms that give them the tools to analyze other music works as they progress in the...
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Elvis

For Teachers 1st
In this excellent music and history lesson, 1st graders watch movies and listen to music sung by Elvis Presley, then draw and write as if they were a famous singer. This entertaining and inventive lesson has a terrific assessment...
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Thanks for Thanksgiving

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders discover the history of Thanksgiving. In this writing lesson, 2nd graders fill out a KWL chart then research Thanksgiving to gather new information. Students write a paragraph about what they learned and illustrate them....
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Composer Corner

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders study composers. In this music lesson, 5th graders research five different composers from various musical eras using a computer assisted lesson. Students complete a multiple choice test about the composers.
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VH1 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll Lesson 5

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students analyze female artists who work in the genres of rock and roll, and alternative rock music. They complete an information sheet on biographical information.
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Reason for Rhythm

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine percussive music. In this music lesson plan, 6th graders examine various types of percussive music and instrument. Students create their own world rhythm instruments.
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Clash of Cultures

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore  several different cultures and their influence on one another. In this culture clash instructional activity, 7th graders choose a culture and create a handbook showing the history, the areas where they settled...
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The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine an event in American history from several perspectives. In this Midwestern history lesson, 4th graders create a timeline of the events leading up to the wrecking of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Students research the...
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Peter Presents It All

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students use the story Peter and the Wolf to review story elements and identify orchestra instruments. In this orchestra identification lesson, students read the story and listen to the music from the story. Students use a graphic...
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Winter Lights

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate American culture by performing music together. For this holiday celebration lesson, 4th graders perform songs, dances and eat food related to winter holidays such as Christmas and Chanukah. Students create...
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Incorporating Japanese Music into the Music Classroom

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders experience the music and arts of Japan as they explore the language and culture of the country in this lesson. A variety of musical elements from the culture are demonstrated.
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Elementary Music

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders sing with accurate pitch and good breath support and chorus speak a song. They then sing a song with expression and good dynamics to enable students to perform for an audience.
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God Save the King for the 21st Century

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders are introduced to songs about America and God Save the King to incorporate rhyming techniques and lyric writing. In this God Save the King instructional activity, 5th graders work in pairs to rewrite lyrics to the song...
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Exploring Musical Form Through Performing, Movement, and Listening

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders sing, listen to and create movements for a variety of songs and pieces that have AB form and verse-refrain form. Classmates create movements for an unfamiliar two-part song. They practice their movements, and then perform...