The Beat of the Drum
In this beat of the drum activity, students explore and research how the size and material from which a drum is made changes the sound it makes. Students build a set of drums to experiment on.
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Theater Arts/Creative Movement Lesson Plan
Here is a series of five exercises intended to bring movement, dance, and theater into the classroom. Intended for special ed classes, but appropriate for any grade, learners will pantomime, play pretend, dance, move, and create...
3rd - 5th Special Education & Programs
"Mars" from The Planets
Gustav Holst's The Planets provide young musicians an opportunity to examine how composers can create a suite: a collection of smaller pieces grouped to explore a single topic. After listening to "Jupiter," they examine "Mars" in detail,...
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Who Wants to be a Millionaire Student? Music Edition
Who wants to be a millionaire? I do, and so will your students when they play this musical version of the game. This game asks students a variety of general-knowledge questions related to music style, genre, and composition. All...
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Transferring Rhythmic Patterns From Music to Movement
Students identify and demonstrate movement elements in relation to musical notation. They clap to rhythms, beat on drums, match musical notes to speech patterns and use the rhythms of the their names to create a dance.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts