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It's too loud!

For Students Pre-K - 1st
Investigate soft, loud, and dangerous sounds. Little ones put a check next to the sounds that are loud, an X next to ones that are soft, and circle the ones that would require protective ear wear. Tip: Get out a tape player or computer...
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Same and Different Through Music and Art

For Teachers K
This lesson is intended for a music class but would be a great way to teach compare and contrast to any class. Kindergarteners dance the Hokey Pokey to four different styles of music and examine two paintings of Humpty Dumpty, then...
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Turn Down Music to Save Hearing

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Learners participate in a informal survey of their listening habits, then read a news article about the possibility of portable music players harming kids hearing. In this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a...
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Create a Music Carnival

For Teachers 2nd
This outstanding lesson will encourage your students to combine their knowledge of rhythm, pitch, tone and color with their imaginations to create original compositions about animals. They create a music carnival to "Peter and the Wolf"...
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Hurry Up – Slow Down

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Is your music appreciation class feeling a bit adagio this afternoon? Pick up the pace and get them feeling andante with a straightforward music theory activity. After defining several terms for musical dynamics and musical tempos,...
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Hear No Evil

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners explore the function of the ears. In this sense of hearing lesson, students read the book Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do You Hear and discuss the things the Polar Bear heard. Learners construct simple musical instruments and use...
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Identifying the Beat

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders listen to various songs. In this musical properties instructional activity, 6th graders work in groups to identify musical selections, practice tapping the beat, review time signatures, and identify the meter of different...
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Loud or soft?

For Students K - 3rd
Send this cute activity home with kids, to increase family involvement. They'll consider what would happen if rice was bounced in a tambourine, and then they'll complete a sound activity by makings an instrument out of wax paper and a...
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Introduce Vocabulary: Rap a Tap Tap (Dillon)

For Teachers K - 3rd
Explore the dancing prodigy and Depression-era African-American icon Bill Robinson as scholars learn new vocabulary words in context. As you read Leo Dillon's Rap a Tap Tap they listen for six new words: clatter, greet, passion, pause,...
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Moving with Music

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore and experience the basic concepts of crescendo, decrescendo, andante and allegro by moving with the appropriate signal in accordance to the music being sung. They study the words to the songs "Old McDonald,"...
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Music- Found-Object Orchestra

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students construct simple musical instruments. For this music lesson, students read the text Max Found Two Sticks and construct their own instruments from classroom materials.
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Hearing Conservation

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders identify and explain three methods of hearing conservation, identify three causes of hearing loss and identify four sounds that are dangerous to be exposed to for an extended period of time.
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What's The Loudest Possible Sound?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
If a tree falls in the forest and no person is around, does it still make a sound? Students view a short video segment to determine sound and decibel levels of various objects, including the loudest and quietest possible sounds humans...
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Sound and Hearing

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students discover how sound is produced by objects and picked up and heard by humans. Using musical instruments, they identify how the quality can affect the loudness, pitch and tone of the sound. They develop their own instrument or a...
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Harry Hears!

For Teachers K
Students explore ear anatomy and the sense of hearing. In this hearing lesson, students discuss the five senses and view a model of an ear. Students place cotton balls in their ears to simulate loss of hearing. Students use descriptive...
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Say It Loud!: A Celebration Of Black Music in America - Lesson 3

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars listen to many examples of Motown music and explain the relationship between the word "Motown" and the city of Detroit. They examine and identify distinctive musical elements of the early "Motown Sound."
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Say It Loud!: A Celebration Of Black Music In America - Gospel Beginnings

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify musical characteristics of gospel and sing a gospel selection. They practice the call and response technique. After going through individual parts, they sing the entire song with piano accompaniment.
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Carnival of the Animals and Aquarium and Magic Fish

For Teachers 1st
Engage little learners in this moderately developed three-instructional activity unit on the composer Camille Saint-Saens and his piece "The Carnival of Animals." Each instructional activity includes a listening, discussion, and an art...
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Analyzing and Describing Music

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students analyze instrumental music.  In this instrumental music lesson plan, students investigate musical works of art.  Students describe the instruments they hear and discover the relationship between music and other disciplines. 
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Introduce Vocabulary: Rap a Tap Tap

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students are read Rap a Tap Tap, by Leo & Diane Dillon. In this vocabulary focused instructional activity, students discover the definitions of at least three Tier Two words. They discuss the meanings of the words, as a group, both...
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Symphony No. 8 in F Major by Ludwig van Beethoven

For Students 5th - 6th
In this classical music appreciation learning exercise, students listen to a recording of Symphony No.8 in F Major by Ludwig van Beethoven. Students read about the composer and the structure of the piece. Students answer 10 questions.
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Music: Accompanying "In the Window"

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders discover the role of musical accompaniment to songs. Using the Jewish folk song, "In the Window," they accompany it with bells, triangles, and finger cymbals. Students listen to the recording and identify what they hear at...
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The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe: Sound, Tone, and Rhythm

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Focus on the musicality of poetry by reading out loud or playing a recording of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Bells" and "The City and the Sea." Discuss the tone, rhythm, and sounds of the poems before launching into a written analysis of the...
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Tough Boris

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Read through Mem Fox's 10 reading commandments and obtain an abundance of strategies to develop a love of reading in young learners. Additionally, use Tough Boris by Mem Fox to promote early literacy with a read aloud and an assortment...

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