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35 resources with the concept drums

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Rhythm in a Box: The Story of the Cajon Drum

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Discover the rich cultural traditions and remarkable ingenuity of indigenous people and African slaves by learning about one of the most popular percussion instruments in the world today.
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Large Coffee Can Bongo

For Teachers K - 8th
Want to make some music but you don't have the instruments? Get a start on your percussion section with a creative bongo drum project! Young musicians use a coffee can, packing tape, and colorful paper to create the perfect percussive...
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Games for the Elementary Music Classroom

For Teachers K - 6th
Perfect for music specialists, classroom teachers, and substitutes, a packet of 18 games includes complete lessons as well as short activities for when you have some extra time at the end of class.
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Drumming for Work and Play

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Pupils move, dance, and listen to the art of the drum. In this drum lesson plan, students appreciate the drum as a word of art and communication, and decorate their own line drawing of an African drum.
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Learning the Beat

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students identify gifts found in folktales. In this folktale lesson plan, students read the Hindi folktale "The Drum" and discuss the value of gifts such as time, talent, treasure, etc. Students also create drum beats.
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"The Drum"

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders read and discuss the folktale "The Drum" from India. They also answer story comprehension questions, complete an adjectives and verb worksheet, and label a map of India. Students sequence events from the story and make...
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Catch the Gullah Beat: Rhythm and Percussion

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students explore the Gullah culture. In this social studies lesson, students construct and play instruments similar to those of the Gullah people.
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Talking Drums

For Teachers K - 12th
Students study African percussion. For this music lesson, students explore Africa's sounds as they discover tonal language, talking drum, message drum, the relationship between talking drums and tonal language, and how to change the...
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Baga Drum

For Teachers K - 12th
Students draw and design a musical instrument that incorporates a human figure or animal. In this musical lesson plan, students will discover the differences between African drums. This lesson plan is designed for elementary, middle,...
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Teaching Musical Instruments in Kindergarten

For Teachers K
Students explore the sounds of different instruments through the nne lessons of this unit. Instruments representing the elements of percussion, string, and wind are utilized in this unit.
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Sounds Like Science - Drums

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students see that understanding how sound is produced makes it possible for us to manipulate it so we can decrease the number of unpleasant sounds we encounter. They make a drum to explore the concepts of force, pitch and volume.
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Exploring the Families of Instruments

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students research and analyze how each of the four families of instruments make or create the family specific sounds. They create their own drums, and play the instruments as a group activity.
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Can We Hear Shapes?

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
What do shapes sound like? Scholars learn about the frequencies of pure tones created by vibrations of shapes. The video first considers the case of string, then moves on to two dimensions. It touches upon Fourier series and a question...
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Nuts and Bolts of Jazz

For Students 6th - 12th
A collection of videos directs viewers through a series of seven videos detailing all things jazz. Video topics include how to play, its forms, rhythm, syncopation, swing, improvisation, and explores the rhythm, horn, and wind sections.  
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Nepalese Drum on a Stick

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students create a two sided percussion instrument designed to look like a damaru drum from Nepal. They locate Nepal on a map and conduct research on Nepal and the damaru. Students then create a damaru drum using a small plastic container...
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The Drum

For Teachers 1st
First graders read and discuss the folktale from India "The Drum." They locate India on a map, compare and contrast "The Drum" with other stories, and participate in a Words For Storytelling game. Students also complete an adjective...
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"The Drum"

For Teachers K
Students listen to and discuss the folktale from India, "The Drum," written by Rob Cleveland. They discuss the "Golden Rule," and answer story comprehension questions. Students then complete a drum phonics worksheet and a matching...
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The Drum

For Teachers K
Students complete a variety of activities related to the folktale from India, "The Drum." They listen to the story and answer comprehension questions, construct a coffee can drum, and complete a phonics and matching worksheet.
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Our Class Band

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students play percussion instruments that have been divided into four groups and perform to 'Old MacDonald Had a Farm'. In this percussion performance lesson, students identify percussion instruments divided into four categories....
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The Percussion Family

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders complete a unit to learn about the percussion family and African and Latin drumming. In this percussion lesson plan, 2nd graders complete 9 lessons to learn about the percussion family. Students learn to use shakers and...
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Playing the Tub-la

For Teachers K - 6th
Students learn background information about the tabla. In this tabla lesson, students build and play their own tabla. Students relate this information to other percussion instruments. Students gain understanding of timbre of an instrument.
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Drums and Sound

For Teachers K - 1st
Through discussion, demonstration, and observation of performances by drum groups, students discover how vibrations create sounds. Through exploration students can infer that when drums are struck they make noise due to vibrations.
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Talking Drum Game - Teaching Rhythm and Movement

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students follow the drum beats with their feet. If the drum beat is a skipping pattern, then they should skip around the room. If the pattern is soft, then they tip-toe around the room. The students experience what rhythm feels like...
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Illustration # 1: Source of Illustration

For Teachers K
Students play a game of imitating steady beats by mimicking the instructor. They use drums and repeat the game by echoing rhythmic patterns. The patterns may vary in degree of difficulty according to each individual's ability.