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Equal Rhythms

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Engage young mathematicians in learning about fractions with this cross-curricular math and music instructional activity. After listening to and repeating different beat patterns, children realize that musical notes are just another way...
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The Tango

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore the music of Buenos Aires as they hear and then dance the Tango. They practice basic Tango rhythm, learn to sing the song, "Any Turkey can Tango," then practice a few Tango-riffic dance steps with a partner. What a...
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Kindergarten Music Time

For Teachers K
Little ones are led through a series of rhythmic songs and chants while they march, clap, and use their tummies as percussive instruments. They work on singing in pitch, chunking, and keeping a steady beat. 
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Exploring Pulse & Rhythm

For Teachers K - 2nd
When we play music, we count beats both high and low. This introductory music activity explores tempo and rhythm. Learners will follow along as they clap to the beat, they clap high in the air and low. A very good introductory lesson.
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Comparing Poems

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Young literary analysts compare two poems by the same author. Readers look for slant rhyme, observe the beat and rhythm of each, and search for repeated vowel sounds. After re-reading, they observe the lack of punctuation and the stanza...
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Catch the Beat

For Students Pre-K - 1st
Use this rhythm and pattern activity during transition times or on it own. Start by introducing a rhythm with 2, 3, or 4 beats; use your feet, hands, or entire body to demonstrate. Once learners have figured out the pattern, they join...
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More Rhythm Hearts

For Students 2nd - 4th
Hearts take the place of quarter notes and help kids keep the beat. They fill in each square with a quarter note to indicate the length of each heart beat on the sheet. A very developmental way to teach a tricky concept. Tip: Introduce...
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Play Music in a Rhythmic Manner

For Teachers 5th
A big part of reading notes is knowing the counts or beats they represent. Fifth graders say, "Clap," then play the musical notes, paying close attention to the length of time each one is held or played. Sheet music for the rhythmic song...
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Music Patterns

For Teachers K - 1st
Little ones can listen and follow along with the images to practice making rhythmic patterns. They clap and play to a variety of simple beats. This is a great way to build coordination, listening skills, pattern recognition, and music...
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Exploring Pulse & Rhythm

For Teachers K - 3rd
Your class can actually sing and clap along with this slideshow! Discuss the concept of rhythm or pulse, as it is called here. Learners will then clap out the rhythm to the songs, Fre-re Jacques and Row, Row, Your Boat.
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Identifying the Beat

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders listen to various songs. In this musical properties lesson, 6th graders work in groups to identify musical selections, practice tapping the beat, review time signatures, and identify the meter of different songs.
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Reading Basic Music Notes

For Teachers 1st
First graders develop skills in reading music notes. In this reading music instructional activity, 1st graders clap and chant rhythm patterns and learn music vocabulary. Students also match patterns by listening to the teacher perform...
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What's in a Song?

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students listen to several selections from the Virtual Gramophone website, practicing skills with beat, rhythm and pitch.
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Music in South India-Kerala

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify various instruments and styles of music from South India-Kerala. In this music lesson, students discover main languages of South India and the Kathakali dance drama. Students discuss the types of singers and dancers in...
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Dance is B.E.S.T.: Time

For Teachers 1st - 8th
Young scholars demonstrate dance activities and rhythm activities to whole, half, quarter, and eighth notes. They clap and move to notes individually and in 16 count metric phrases. As they create different 16 count metric phrases and...
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Tempo Train

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students learn tempo, beat, and rhythm through reciting Engine, Engine, Number 9 and listening to the song "Freight Train". They analyze beat patterns and rhythm and copy it through clapping and walking.
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Note Twister

For Teachers 1st - 6th
A creative "twist" on music education; the teacher re-creates the game Twister putting notes on the game board, not using the colors but mixing up the notes all over the board. Through this activity, young scholars become familiar with...
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Lining Up!

For Teachers K - 5th
Students use an army chant to line up at the door before class is over. They learn the difference between talking and singing voices. This activity focuses the students on a single activity and shifts their focus to something fun while...
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"Viennese Musical Clock"

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders learn about musical patterns as they play a game called fudge. Students are assessed based on whether they were able to identify and play a steady beat, use the appropriate form, and clap the rythmic patterns.
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Beat vs. Rhythm

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students distinguish between rhythm and beat as they perform a variety of rhythm patterns using "shimmy/pop". They echo the teacher's rhythms and create their own.
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For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners explore the concept of steady beat and develop listening skills.
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Rhythm and Rhyme

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students listen to and identify the similar rhyme pattern of two rhymes and apply those concepts to a group creation of a new rhyme. They discover that the given rhyme comes from India by learning a little background information on India.
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Native American Music and Dance Activity

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students demonstrate keeping steady beat through practice exercises and stepping to the beat using instruments such as conga drums, tambourines and rhythm sticks.
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Native American Friendship Dance

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students demonstrate the proper steps in sequence to the Native American Friendship Dance.