Polyrhythmic Drumming Styles: Japan and Brazil
Students explore cyclic patterns in drumming style. For this multicultural music lesson, students listen to and compare Taiko and Samba drumming styles and complete a compare/contrast worksheet.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 10 Views 123 Downloads
Religion & Spirituality - Exploring the California Missions
The California missions were built with the hope of converting the local Native Americans to Catholicism, but exactly how different were their beliefs to begin with? Through analysis of a series of primary source documents, young...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 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
Reading Strategies for the Social Studies Class
Word splashes, read-draw-talk-write activities, exhibits. Middle schoolers use the Storypath approach to a unit study of America's concerns during the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Teams organize a 21st century world's fair,...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Bash in Baalbeck: Creating a Lebanese Festival
Learn about the diversity of the culture of Lebanon through this series of cross-curricular lessons. Compare and contrast various cultures through activities and readings. An introduction to the culture of Lebanon is included along with...
K - 6th Social Studies & History
To the Beat of a Different Drum
Students describe the sounds, moods and styles of two different types of music. After reading an article, they discover how a journalist uses language to describe and give feelings to the music. They review a type of music of interest...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Chinese Dragon Drum Lesson Plan
Students research the significance of drums and the color red in Chinese culture. They make a replica of a Chinese drum using construction paper and art materials. They examine pictures of Chinese drums before decorating the ones which...
K - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
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