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Equal Rhythms

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Engage young mathematicians in learning about fractions with this cross-curricular math and music instructional activity. After listening to and repeating different beat patterns, children realize that musical notes are just another way...
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The Tango

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore the music of Buenos Aires as they hear and then dance the Tango. They practice basic Tango rhythm, learn to sing the song, "Any Turkey can Tango," then practice a few Tango-riffic dance steps with a partner. What a...
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Kindergarten Music Time

For Teachers K
Little ones are led through a series of rhythmic songs and chants while they march, clap, and use their tummies as percussive instruments. They work on singing in pitch, chunking, and keeping a steady beat. 
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Exploring Pulse & Rhythm

For Teachers K - 2nd
When we play music, we count beats both high and low. This introductory music activity explores tempo and rhythm. Learners will follow along as they clap to the beat, they clap high in the air and low. A very good introductory lesson.
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Comparing Poems

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Young literary analysts compare two poems by the same author. Readers look for slant rhyme, observe the beat and rhythm of each, and search for repeated vowel sounds. After re-reading, they observe the lack of punctuation and the stanza...
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Catch the Beat

For Students Pre-K - 1st
Use this rhythm and pattern activity during transition times or on it own. Start by introducing a rhythm with 2, 3, or 4 beats; use your feet, hands, or entire body to demonstrate. Once learners have figured out the pattern, they join...
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Music Patterns

For Teachers K - 1st
Little ones can listen and follow along with the images to practice making rhythmic patterns. They clap and play to a variety of simple beats. This is a great way to build coordination, listening skills, pattern recognition, and music...
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Exploring Pulse & Rhythm

For Teachers K - 3rd
Your class can actually sing and clap along with this slideshow! Discuss the concept of rhythm or pulse, as it is called here. Learners will then clap out the rhythm to the songs, Fre-re Jacques and Row, Row, Your Boat.
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Identifying the Beat

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders listen to various songs. In this musical properties lesson plan, 6th graders work in groups to identify musical selections, practice tapping the beat, review time signatures, and identify the meter of different songs.
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Reading Basic Music Notes

For Teachers 1st
First graders develop skills in reading music notes. In this reading music instructional activity, 1st graders clap and chant rhythm patterns and learn music vocabulary. Students also match patterns by listening to the teacher perform...
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Music in South India-Kerala

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify various instruments and styles of music from South India-Kerala. In this music lesson, students discover main languages of South India and the Kathakali dance drama. Students discuss the types of singers and dancers in...
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Dance is B.E.S.T.: Time

For Teachers 1st - 8th
Learners demonstrate dance activities and rhythm activities to whole, half, quarter, and eighth notes. They clap and move to notes individually and in 16 count metric phrases. As they create different 16 count metric phrases and...
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"Viennese Musical Clock"

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders learn about musical patterns as they play a game called fudge. Students are assessed based on whether they were able to identify and play a steady beat, use the appropriate form, and clap the rythmic patterns.
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MUSICAL MYSTERIES

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore the concept of steady beat and develop listening skills.
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Rhythm and Rhyme

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Young scholars listen to and identify the similar rhyme pattern of two rhymes and apply those concepts to a group creation of a new rhyme. They discover that the given rhyme comes from India by learning a little background information on...
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Native American Music and Dance Activity

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Young scholars demonstrate keeping steady beat through practice exercises and stepping to the beat using instruments such as conga drums, tambourines and rhythm sticks.
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Native American Friendship Dance

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students demonstrate the proper steps in sequence to the Native American Friendship Dance.
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GHOSTBUSTERS DANCE

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students demonstrate the concepts of time through movement, beat, and rhythm.
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To The Beat

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students to get a feel for different rhythms through throwing and catching. They are asked to throw to their partner keeping time with the beat of the music. The partner catch the ball and throw it back to their partner in rhythm.
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Rhythm and Rhyme

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Young scholars compare the given rhyme to another rhyme that they already know (I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly). Students listen and identify the similar rhyme pattern of the two rhymes and apply those concepts to a group...
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Rhythm II

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this music worksheet, students study rhythm and learn that it is made up of beat, tempo and meter. Students look at 4 visual patterns and draw what comes next. These are not as easy as they seem.
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Vitamin A

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students identify and pat the beat, move to and play quarter notes, half notes and eighth notes to create a factory movement and instrument improvisation.