Music: Off the Wall & Onto the Stage - Composing
Kids explore Gullah music from Africa and then create original compositions based on what they've learned. They practice traditional melodies and rhythms then make some of their own, which they then perform for the class.
71 Views 64 Downloads
- Folder Types
- Activities & Projects
- Graphics & Images
- Handouts & References
- Lab Resources
- Learning Games
- Lesson Plans
- Primary Sources
- Printables & Templates
- Professional Documents
- PD Courses
- Study Guides
- Performance Tasks
- Graphic Organizers
- Writing Prompts
- Constructed Response Items
- AP Test Preps
- Lesson Planet Articles
- Interactive Whiteboards
- Home Letters
- Unknown Types
- All Resource Types
- Show All
See similar resources:
Smithsonian In Your Classroom: The Music in PoetryLesson Planet
Take poetry off the page and put it into terms of movement, physical space and, finally, music with this series of three lessons from the Smithsonian Institution. This resource introduces students to two poetic forms that originated as...
K - 12th English Language Arts
Adding Music to Oklahoma HistoryLesson Planet
To better understand Oklahoma state history, learners will use a website to find a song that supports or represents aspects of Oklahoma's history. They'll write three sentences defending their choice, and then they will create...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
General Music: Grades 4 & 5Lesson Planet
The story behind the Star Spangled Banner sets off this singing and music lesson. Emergent singers study facts about Francis Scott Key and his famous song, they then discuss and practice singing the first verse paying close attention to...
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Putting it All Together: Music CompositionLesson Planet
Fifth graders explore performing arts by composing a music piece. In this melody notation activity, 5th graders identify the first five notes in the diatonic scale which they utilize to create a melody over 8 measures. Students perform...
5th Visual & Performing Arts
Theater Arts/Creative Movement Lesson PlanLesson Planet
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
Dance: Discovering the Culture of GullahLesson Planet
It's wonderful to see a lesson that incorporates art, movement, and writing. These three forms of creative expression are explored as learners dance to music from the Gullah people of West Africa. They analyze several paintings, listen...
5th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts
Kandinsky - Inspired by MusicLesson Planet
Who is Wassily Kandinsky? Introduce your young artists to the wonders of abstract nonobjective art through music. They'll listen to music as they cut, paste, and paint emotional works of art. The activity suggests the use of soothing...
K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
Music and Sound: Movie Sound Effects and Music CompositionLesson Planet
Now that's music to my ears. Learners choose one of two activities to complete: continue the music video from the previous lesson, or design a new program that composes music. They learn how to apply several new code blocks while...
5th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts
Lesson Plan: How Coyote Came to Shuffle Off to BuffaloLesson Planet
Creative kids read, discuss, play-act, and sketch to examine the cultural significance of Old Man Coyote. They listen to several stories involving Coyote, analyze the Harry Fonseca painting Shuffle Off to Buffalo, and write Coyote...
1st - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Melodies and Math: Creating Music with Non-Traditional InstrumentsLesson Planet
Review the 4/4 and 2/4 time signatures in music with a helpful music theory lesson plan. Young musicians experiment with electronic sounds and create their own musical performance using instruments made from materials found in the...
5th - 6th Math