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Here Comes Sally

For Teachers 2nd
Keeping time and rhythm are a major part of learning to play in a music ensemble. Second grade musicians read and sing pitch while practicing the rhythm of the song, "Here Comes Sally." Orff instruments and the text, Spotlight on Music...
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Spring Has Come

For Teachers 3rd
Using their Orff instruments, your third graders can learn to play as a music ensemble. They work together and in small groups to practice melody, harmony, and rhythm for the song, "Spring Has Come." This lesson is intended for use with...
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Turn the Glass Over

For Teachers 3rd
Take the guesswork out of instructing younger learners how to play in a music ensemble. Provide here are the steps to teaching and engaging them in practicing a song using rhythm and pitch. Orff instruments are used for this...
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I Can’t Wear What?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Can schools ban t-shirts picturing musical groups or bands? Your young citizens will find out with this resource, which includes a summary of a United States Supreme Court case from the 1960s about a similar dispute over learners wearing...
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El Floron

For Teachers 3rd
While there is no sheet music to accompany this lesson, it does have some ideas for teaching orchestration to younger learners. Third graders clap and call back and forth between each other to understand how they should play their parts...
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AC/DC Fanatics

For Students 9th - 12th
Hone your class' research skills with this short quiz. Learners find answers to 15 questions relating to the musical group AC/DC. This could be used as a filler activity.
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Weather: A Global Awareness Tour

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Upper graders and middle schoolers make up a scenario of planning outdoor concert locations for their favorite musical group. They do this by looking into the weather patterns in a variety of tropical regions. They research where and...
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Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders use their tutti instruments and voice to play the song, Joshua FIt the Battle of Jericho. They rehearse the song's rhythm, pitch, and form in small groups then as a class music ensemble. The sheet music for this song can be...
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Voice

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students imagine they have just seen their favorite musical group in concert. They performed for almost 3 hours and performed all their favorite songs. Class will use the provided prompts to write a story from the different points of...
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Listen to the Sounds of Poetry

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders discuss their favorite songs and music groups, and why they like these specific arrangements. Students use the Attachment A "Understanding Literary Terms" to analyze their choice of songs.
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Li'l Liza Jane

For Teachers 4th
The xylephone, metalaphone, and glockenspiel are used to play the song, "Li’l ’Liza Jane" found in the text, Spotlight on Music. Learners are instructed to focus on rhythm, pitch, and form as the practice playing their Orff instruements.
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History of the Beatles

For Students 6th - 12th
In this Beatles music worksheet, learners read about the origins the musical group and their style in an article and graphic organizers. Students then respond to 8 short answer questions regarding the Beatles.
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Persuasive and Emotive Language Lesson Plan

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students explore persuasive language. In this emotive language lesson, students consider the use of language that incites readers as they participate in reading and writing activities that require them to describe a tourist attraction,...
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The Choir

For Students 4th - 8th
In this music worksheet, students read an excerpt about the choir, the oldest of all musical groups. They identify that human voices vary in pitch, some high and some low, making it possible to sing harmonies in different layers.
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The AC/DC Files-TNT

For Students 9th - 12th
Use this resource to help your class practice research skills. While the focus of this presentation is a band called AC/DC, it could be used as a filler activity or as a way to help learners practice finding information through research.
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Periodic Table of Fun

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Are you looking to put the fun back in the fundamentals of chemistry? Why not have groups create their own periodic tables of something (animals, food, music groups, etc.) practicing the organizational strategies used in the periodic...
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Oboe in Oregon! - Activity 1

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students investigate and describe the different uses of musical instruments using Christopher Parkening, Dave Brubeck, and the musical group "Oregon" as examples. This lesson includes a video and resource links.
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AC/DC Gods of Rock

For Students 9th - 12th
Motivate your learners with this fun quiz. They answer questions about the rock band AC/DC. This is a great way to help them hone their research skills.
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Turning Assets into Action in the Fight Against Hunger

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How can one person change the world? Scholars research and analyze the topic of world hunger. Using video clips, parodies, and primary source evidence, they uncover a current campaign to end world hunger. Collaborative groups openly...
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Banding Together

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars explore the effect that a particular culture can have on popular music. They develop their own music groups, each representing a style of music and a historical culture and perform their group's concert for the class.
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C.D. Cover

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students use computers to create CD covers for their music groups. They search online for images they associate with their local reality, practice manipulating them in photo-editing program, measure size of compact disc case, and create...
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Ensemble Performance

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students sing or play music in order to complete a self-critique that performance. Working in ensemble groups, students practice and play a piece of music. Ensemble performances are recorded and each member's performance is critiqued...
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Energy TV

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students rewrite the lyrics of existing songs using the different energy terms as the focus of their work. They break into four groups and form the name of a musical group. Using a tune from a popular group, students make up a song about...
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Phylogenetics and Cladograms

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils explore phylogenetics and cladograms. They create a Phylogenetic tree using Music genres and Musical groups as an example. Students create a Cladogram on imaginary organisms. They define key terms such as systematics and derived...