Listening to Music
Students explain the feelings portrayed by different pieces of music after the teacher plays the same piece of music performed by different artists. They determine what causes the difference in feelings.
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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
Introduction to Music: Symphony
Expose young elementary students to the works of one of the greatest musical composers, Ludwig van Beethoven. Using three progressive lesson plans to complete the unit, class members are able to distinguish low and high sounds, count the...
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Culture of Sound: Traditional Korean Music
Explore Korean music by listening to the sounds of Korean instruments. Students will listen to two Korean songs and identify the instruments they hear, as well as the type of instruments they are (woodwind, string, or brass). They then...
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
A Listening Doll: Create Traditional Native American Storyteller Dolls
In this wonderful cross-curricular instructional activity, your youngsters will learn about Pueblo Indian storyteller dolls by creating their own! They discuss the tradition of story telling, especially in reference to Native Americans....
3rd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
Origami Ducks: Geometry, Listening, and Following Directions
Make origami ducks with your class to reinforce geometry concepts and vocabulary; develop fine motor and visual translation skills; and enrich study of Japanese culture, the pond habitat, or migration. Create a whole group "worksheet"...
2nd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts