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Musical Movement Showcase

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young performing artists create a song or choreograph a dance to illustrate a theme in a text they are reading. Step-by-step directions are included.
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Focus on Harmony

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Harmony is the focus of this band lesson. Upper graders play the Star Spangled Banner, while focusing on harmony, chords, and musical voice. This lesson includes several suggested cross-curricular activities.
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Orchestra: Focus on Rhythm and Arranging

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High school orchestra is a great place to play music, like The Star Spangled Banner. Upper graders create new rhythms to the old song and perform them with the class. They rehearse their updated versions of the song using their...
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Putting Pitch In Its Place

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students focus on reading musical notations. They see, hear, practice and write notations in the lessons to become more independent readers of music. They complete a Rubric for Pitch Worksheet.
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DanceTime Deluxe

For Students K - 12th
Do you know the dance moves, but just need some tunes to rehearse to? Then put on your dancing shoes, grab a partner, and let the rehearsal begin! Practice a wide variety of popular ballroom dance rhythms from around the globe at a tempo...
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America (My Country 'Tis of Thee)

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students perform a song using correct rhythms, accurate pitches, and dynamic phrasing. They perform an accompaniment to "America" on Orff instruments.
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Honor Choir Rehearsal

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners practice singing with complete vocal warm-ups in a unified tone. They perform sections of the following songs: "Lamentations of Jeremiah," "Soonah Will Be Done," and "Fairest Lord Jesus." As students sing, they practice...
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Ensemble Rehearsal Critique

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss how to critique a musical piece properly. After listening to different types of music, they identify the strengths and weaknesses of the piece. They also develop solutions to the problems in the music for further...
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Focus on Form

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young musicians discuss musical form found in the song, The Star Spangled Banner. They review their parts for the song then practice playing it as a group. Cross-curricular activity suggestions are included.
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Star Spangled Banner: For Orchestra

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers practice playing "The Star Spangled Banner" while focusing on phrasing. They work with the instructor to mark the lyrics and music, then play the song using the phrasing indicated. Several cross-curricular  extension...
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Focus on Phrasing

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The band practices The Star Spangled Banner, while focusing on phrasing. They discuss musical phrasing then practice incorporating it in their performance. Cross curricular extension activities are included.
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"Performance Qualities" Dance Lesson Plan

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders move across a space practicing a dance as they work on focus and energy.
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Clerihew Dances I

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders demonstrate locomotor movements and define non-locomotor movement. They discuss a story and perform a "name" movement.
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Instruments for Change

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine their own rehearsals and make notes to correct their mistakes.
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Family of Musicians

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students view a video about street musicians/singers and then perform in a small ensemble, recognizing that there is no real star of an ensemble.
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Moving to a Path Map

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students accurately demonstrate non-locomotor/axial movements such as bend, twist, stretch, swing. They accurately demonstrate eight basic locomotor movements.
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On with the Show!

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students perform in musical ensembles using the district adjudication sheet to assess their performance. They practice for the district music festival.
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Syncopation in Pevensey Castle

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explore the syncopation rhythms from the musical piece, Pevensey Castle. They count and execute rhythms, count syncopated rhythms, and clap and count rhythms.
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Showtime Jobs

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students plan and present a play or puppet show. For this artistic lesson, students practice organizational and communication skills to put on a performance. The task should focus on the many jobs that take place "behind the scenes."
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Rain Rain Go Away!

For Teachers 1st
First graders are introduced to and practice the concept of melody when connected to music. They distinguish and demonstrate melodic contour as well as sing a song with accurate melody. Each student discriminates between the pitches and...
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Life of a Navajo Weaver

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students explore Native American weaving patterns and dance movements. In this Native Americans lesson, students view examples of weaving patterns on the Internet and compare the patterns to a Native American dance. Students demonstrate...
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Total English Advanced: Vision Vocabulary Quiz!

For Students 6th - 8th
In this key vocabulary review worksheet, students practice and consolidate unit vocabulary as they respond to 14 multiple choice questions.
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Japanese Song: Fireflies (Hotaru, Koi)

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine the lyrics of a popular Japanese folk song to focus on the pentatonic scale and how it is used in the musical piece. English and Japnanese pronunciations are practiced in this instructional activity.
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Exploring the Brass Family

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore the four basic instruments of the Brass Family in the four lessons of this unit. The French horn, trumpet, trombone, and tuba are inspected as students develope a familiarity with their sight and sounds.

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