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The Dancing Flute
Students use a cardboard tubes as props as they create their own dance steps to express the emotions invoked in a portion of The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky.
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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
Environment: Sounds of the Natural World
Second graders describe and imitate sounds from the natural environment including rain and snow. After listing materials that could be used to make rainsticks, they create their own instruments from cardboard tubes,beans, and sand. To...
2nd Visual & Performing Arts
Island Soundscape: Musics of Hawaii, the Solomon Islands, and Papua New Guinea
Young scholars study music from Hawaii. In this musical lesson plan, students listen to and practice making music from Hawaii and Melanesia. Young scholars also participate in Hawaiian dance. Extension activities are included.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Comparing Native American and American Folk Music
Young scholars examine how aspects of Native American and American folk music are alike and different. They contrast both forms of music and engage in many activities to identify or explain how music fulfills a variety of purposes.
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts