Intro to Instruments
Students, in pairs, walk around the room with paper, pencil and a book for a writing surface, and try to identify each instrument.
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Introduction to Ludwig van Beethoven
"Ode to la Tortilla" and "Ode to Joy"? Sure! Use Gary Soto's poem to introduce learners to the ode format. After examining the descriptive words Soto uses, class members study a poster of Ludwig van Beethoven, suggest words that describe...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Shape-Note Singing Lesson
Learners discover the shape-note method of singing. In this reading and notating music lesson, students learn the four shapes of the shape-note method and the tradition of Sacred Harp singers. Learners sing the shapes of "Yankee Doodle"...
3rd - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Island Soundscape: Musics of Hawaii, the Solomon Islands, and Papua New Guinea
Young scholars study music from Hawaii. In this musical lesson plan, students listen to and practice making music from Hawaii and Melanesia. Young scholars also participate in Hawaiian dance. Extension activities are included.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
People Who Made a Difference in New York's History
Fourth graders research a person who made a difference in New York's history, they write short biographies, and then they become the person during The Living History Museum. They can choose a person from any timie period.
4th Social Studies & History