Lesson Plan

Thrilling Information: Music and Reading

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Here’s a cross-curricular program music activity that uses Peer Gynt to engage class members. Groups take one section of “In the Hall of the Mountain King,” choreograph their section of the tune to represent the story as they imagine it, and then perform their dance in front of the class. As an assessment, individuals create a dance sequence to an instrumental version of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” 

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CCSS: Designed
  • Although designed for elementary grade classrooms, the activity could be used with any age music or performing arts classes
  • Consider using the activity in conjunction with a showing of Fantasia


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Common Core