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Boombox Classroom: Found Instruments
In this music worksheet, learners list items they could use to make an original instrument. They define the term "dynamic." Students complete a maze. They are introduced to the music terms forte and piano.
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Instruments From Around the World
How much does the environment affect how and what man creates? Children explore the effect of the environment on primitive man as they research raw materials from a specific location. They use their findings to write a short essay about...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Thrilling Information: Music and Reading
Here’s a cross-curricular program music activity that uses Peer Gynt to engage class members. Groups take one section of “In the Hall of the Mountain King,” choreograph their section of the tune to represent the story as they imagine it,...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
A Guide for Using Sarah, Plain and Tall and Journey in the Classroom
Patricia MacLachlan's Sarah, Plain and Tall and Journey are the focus of a teaching guide that provides a vast array of materials, activities, and teaching ideas. A must-have resource for classrooms that use these award-winning novels.
2nd - 4th English Language Arts
Melodies and Math: Creating Music with Non-Traditional Instruments
Students review the 4/4 and 2/4 time signatures in music. In this music theory instructional activity, students review basic music theory, experiment with electronic sounds, and create their own musical performance using instruments made...
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Orchestra Instruments and Their Families
Students investigate the families to which the instruments of an orchestra belong. The identification of the instruments and their function in the playing of symphonies are made as they listen to the piece, "Peter and the Wolf."
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
A Stomping Good Time: Using Found Instruments and Invented Rhythms to Make Beautiful Music
Learners work in small groups to use everyday objects to create performances inspired by the work of STOMP. They create a system of notation to document the music and movement of a 2-minute performance.
3rd - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Exploring the Families of Instruments
Students investigate the families of instruments. In this instrument lesson, students discuss how each instrument family makes their sound. Students then make their own instruments. Students write a paragraph about their favorite musical...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
The National Folk Instrument of Norway - Activity
Students explore how artistry and craftsmanship in both the instrument maker and the musician creates the Hardanger Fiddle and the folk music tradition of Norway. This introductory lesson concludes with a video and worksheet (provided).
4th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts
Exploring The Families of Instruments
Students identify the families of instruments. In this music lesson, students use the Microsoft Musical Instruments program to demonstrate the families of instruments. Students construct homemade instruments using various materials.
3rd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts