Sing As One
Students identify and discuss what judges listen for in a musical performance. They sing vocal exercises, sing solo acapella, and as a group.
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Songwriting Skill - Brainstorming Ideas: The Cheetah Girls - “One Love”
Encourage your class members to sing a song of themselves to celebrate their experiences by composing lyrics only they can write. This initial exercise begins with a brainstorming session based on "One World." Class members suggest...
5th - 10th English Language Arts
Dream Big...With Your Eyes Wide Open
For many people, Barack Obama's presidency was the next step in Martin Luther King, Jr's dream of America's future. Explore the dreams of Americans past and present, as well as the young Americans in your class, with a set of activities...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The American Five - Pentatonic scales in early American melodies
Through vocal warm-ups and exercises, budding musicians will attempt to grasp the five pentatonic scales, commonly used in early American songs. They'll sing and work to identify the pitch, tone, melody, and scales being expressed in the...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
"Strike a Pose:" Music and Vogueing in The Winter's Tale
After class members have read and discussed Act III of The Winter’s Tale, groups select one line from Act III, scene i that they feel captures the essence of the entire scene. They then create a tableaux that best depicts the scene’s...
11th - 12th English Language Arts