Melodic Construction and Introduction to Notation Software
Students sing a song following along with the notes on the board. They compare it with another song and identify the elements in a melody. They work together in groups to create their own melody and share them with the class.
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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
DOGS' TAILS: An Introduction to Map Reading
Learners name, locate, and use the essential parts of a map. They explain the correct way to analyze and interpret a new map. There are many worksheets imbedded in this plan which are age-appropriate for your grade level.
K - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Light in Painting
How do painters use and manipulate light in their artwork to give emphasis and establish mood and emotion? Pupils will analyze a few examples of landscape and portrait painting in order to explore the how light is used in art, and will...
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Form in Gamelan Music: A Music Class Activity
After a brief introduction to Balinese culture and Indonesian colotomic forms, the class composes an original piece. They study the tempo, melody, form and rhythm of Gamelan music and then apply those skills to an original Gamelan...
4th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts