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Indian Music Revision
In this music instructional activity, students will complete 11 cloze sentences by using a word list. Then students will find the same words in a word search.
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Songwriting Skill - Using Figurative Language: Miley Cyrus - “Driveway”
Miley Cyrus' "Driveway" provides young lyricists with an opportunity to identify figurative language in songs. After a guided practice exercise, individuals use the provided worksheets to find examples in the song and to add images to...
5th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Songwriting Skill - Using Figurative Language: The Jonas Brothers - “Burning Up”
Catch your breath before slipping into this exercise in songwriting. The focus in this fourth session in the series is using figurative language to bring lyrics to life. Learners use the provided guided practice worksheets to transform...
5th - 10th English Language Arts
Northwest Coast Indians: Spring and Summer Salmon
Here is a fabulous instructional activity about the cultures of the Northwest Indians. Through an exploration of a story about the Salmon People, learners study the practice of harvesting salmon and the cultural importance of salmon to...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
Middle School General Music Unit Plans
Here's a collection of unit plans for middle school musicians. Topics include the mbira, opera, rhythm and culture, music in Africa, music in the movies, music theory and notation, blues and jazz, and the ocarina. Definitely worth a look.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Northwest Coast Indians: Winter Celebrations Potlatch
Upper elementary learners engage in a study about the Potlatch as a Northwest Coast Indians social custom. Groups of pupils plan their own Potlatch ceremony; incorporating activities and creating gifts much like the ones that the Indians...
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Experience how a story can drastically change when the point of view is altered. Young scholars first read a review of Disney's film Tarzan, focusing on how the point of view in the classic story is important. They then select another...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
This is a very much detailed five-day plan on writing portrait poems. Throughout, class members review figurative language and work systematically to develop their poems. The teacher provides rubrics for the poem as well as a portrait...
7th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable