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Meter Readers Turned Composers
Students compose eight measures of music after they practice interpreting time/signature meter.
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Writing a Narrative Movie Script with the Use of a Viewfinder
And...action! Turn your middle schoolers into filmmakers with this writing and visual arts lesson. After reading Monster by Walter Dean Myers, they create a viewfinder using an empty toilet paper roll to make a storyboard for their...
5th - 9th Visual & Performing 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
The Day The Earth Stood Still: The Filmmaking Process
How are films made? As part of their study of film, middle schoolers investigate the pre-production, production, and post-production process and consider the role of the director, the screenwriter, production designer, cinematographer,...
6th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
To Kill a Mockingbird: The Filmmaking Process
"I'll just wait for the movie version." How often have you heard that line? Transform passive viewers into active readers of visual images with an understanding of the three stages of the filmmaking process. This 28-packet packet is a...
6th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts
Energy Play: Harry Spotter and the Chamber of Windy Myths
Students explore the concept of renewable energy. In this alternative energy lesson, students participate in a play that conveys information regarding wind energy. The script may be performed as a play with props or as a reader's theatre.
3rd - 9th Visual & Performing Arts
The Filmmaking Process
What happens during the pre-production, production, and post-production stages of the filmmaking process? This 30-page packet, designed to be used with a viewing of Frank Capra's Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, is loaded with materials,...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable