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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
Young scholars 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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Musical Movement Showcase

For Teachers K - 2nd
New ReviewYoung 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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Honor Choir Rehearsal

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers 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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America (My Country 'Tis of Thee)

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Learners perform a song using correct rhythms, accurate pitches, and dynamic phrasing. They perform an accompaniment to "America" on Orff instruments.
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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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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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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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"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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Love a Culture: Dance to Its Music!

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders practice four different cultural or traditional (folk) dances and participate in whole-class and small-group discussions that invite critical thinking to draw inferences. Students choose specific countries or regions to...
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Chords and Improvisation

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders identify and interpret how to recognize traditional harmonic progressions such as I-V-I in writing or performance. They experience improvising simple melodic patterns based on traditional harmonic progressions. By coupling...
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Caps for Sale!

For Teachers K - 1st
Students perform the story "Caps For Sale." They listen to the story, sing the songs and perform actions for each song, and rehearse and perform the play, rotating the role of peddler so each student plays various roles in the play.
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Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving: Dav Pilkey Lesson Plan

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners perform humorous stories, plays, and poems in Twas the Night Before Thanksgivingusing eye contact, volume, and clear enunciation. In this early childhood language arts lesson, students perform for one another.
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Syncopation in Pevensey Castle

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers 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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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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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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Skin And Bones

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders practice singing and playing in basic time signatures in this general music instructional activity for the second grade. They use the songs "America", "Waltz of the Flowers", and "Skin and Bones." This would be an ideal...
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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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"Chords and Improvisation"

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders recognize traditional harmonic progressions such as I-V-I in writing or performance. Students experience improvising simple melodic patterns based on traditional harmonic progressions.
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What Did You Say? Body Language in conducting and Psychological Conducting

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders discuss articulation and the ways that articulation affects music. Examples are completed using staccato and legato. On the second day, 10th graders repeat the lesson using accent, marcato, and tenuto. Students practice...
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Theatre Lesson Plan

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders complete pantomime and improvisational theatre activities. In this theatre lesson, 2nd graders play a 'sound ball' game and recreate sounds as they toss the ball. Students discuss projection for an actor and practice the...
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Total English Advanced: Vision Vocabulary Quiz!

For Students 6th - 8th
In this key vocabulary review learning exercise, students practice and consolidate unit vocabulary as they respond to 14 multiple choice questions.

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