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   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (1) 8 :
8) Demonstrate knowledge of music concepts in music from a variety of cultures selected for performance.

Example: Respond with purposeful movement to reflect the melodic contour of a piece of music.

Subject: Arts Education (1)
Title: Tempo (Andante, Allegro, Largo) - Grade 1 - Activity 2
Description:

Students will listen to music of various tempos including andante, allegro, and largo. They will aurally identify the three different tempos using body movement.

This activity was created as a result of the Arts COS Resource Development Summit.




   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (1) 8 :
8) Demonstrate knowledge of music concepts in music from a variety of cultures selected for performance.

Example: Respond with purposeful movement to reflect the melodic contour of a piece of music.

Subject: Arts Education (1)
Title: Tempo (Andante, Allegro, Largo) - Grade 1 - Activity 3
Description:

Students will perform a simple circle dance to the tune "Mary Had A Little Lamb" in three tempos, andante, largo, and allegro.

This activity was created as a result of the Arts COS Resource Development Summit.




   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (1) 8 :
8) Demonstrate knowledge of music concepts in music from a variety of cultures selected for performance.

Example: Respond with purposeful movement to reflect the melodic contour of a piece of music.

Subject: Arts Education (1)
Title: Tempo (Andante, Allegro, Largo) - Grade One - Activity 1
Description:

Students will learn about music tempos andante, allegro, and largo using an online presentation lesson connecting the tempos to the speed of animals. They will then choose their own animal to represent each tempo, draw a picture, and explain their choice.

This activity was created as a result of the Arts COS Resource Development Summit.




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ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] DAN (0) 2 :
2) React to stimuli by creating movement that changes at least one of the elements of dance.

Example: Identify elements of movement that are personally difficult to perform and discuss in a journal how this impacts movement choice in choreography.

[ARTS] DAN (0) 8 :
8) Demonstrate tempo changes with movements that match music or sound stimuli.

[ARTS] DAN (1) 1 :
1) Respond with movement to a variety of prompts.

Examples: music/sound, artwork, tactile

[ARTS] DAN (1) 2 :
2) Experiment with changing a movement, utilizing the elements of dance.

[ARTS] MUS (0) 1 :
1) Explore and experience music concepts.

Example: Explore musical sources freely, using found sounds, electronic sounds, or sounds from voice or instruments found in classroom, remembering to use both sound and silence.

[ARTS] MUS (0) 8 :
8) Explore and achieve awareness of music contrasts in a variety of music selected for performance.

Examples: Demonstrate high/low, loud/soft, same/different.

[ARTS] MUS (0) 15 :
15) Demonstrate how a specific music concept is used in music.

Example: Respond with purposeful movement to the steady beat of a piece of music.

[ARTS] MUS (1) 8 :
8) Demonstrate knowledge of music concepts in music from a variety of cultures selected for performance.

Example: Respond with purposeful movement to reflect the melodic contour of a piece of music.

[ARTS] MUS (1) 16 :
16) Demonstrate and identify how specific music concepts are used in various styles of music for a purpose.

Example: Move in response to repeated phrases music and justify choices made.

Subject: Arts Education (K - 1)
Title: Creating Patterns
URL: https://artsintegration.com/2014/10/24/patterns-integrating-math-and-the-arts/
Description:

In this activity, students will identify patterns, such as AB, ABA, AABA. They will provide examples seen in the classroom and the community. They will create a movement pattern using one of these forms. While listening to music, they will identify the form and choreograph a movement to represent each section.   



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (0) 1 :
1) Explore and experience music concepts.

Example: Explore musical sources freely, using found sounds, electronic sounds, or sounds from voice or instruments found in classroom, remembering to use both sound and silence.

[ARTS] MUS (0) 15 :
15) Demonstrate how a specific music concept is used in music.

Example: Respond with purposeful movement to the steady beat of a piece of music.

[ARTS] MUS (1) 8 :
8) Demonstrate knowledge of music concepts in music from a variety of cultures selected for performance.

Example: Respond with purposeful movement to reflect the melodic contour of a piece of music.

[ARTS] MUS (1) 16 :
16) Demonstrate and identify how specific music concepts are used in various styles of music for a purpose.

Example: Move in response to repeated phrases music and justify choices made.

Subject: Arts Education (K - 1)
Title: A Carnival of Animals and Children
URL: http://www.keepingscore.org/sites/default/files/lessonplans/KSEd_A_Carnival_of_Animals_and_Children_Davis.pdf
Description:

Students will listen to "Aquarium" from Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns.  They will respond to the music using movement and dance with scarves and ribbon sticks.  They will move foam fish in a gel-filled zipper bag "aquarium."  



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (0) 1 :
1) Explore and experience music concepts.

Example: Explore musical sources freely, using found sounds, electronic sounds, or sounds from voice or instruments found in classroom, remembering to use both sound and silence.

[ARTS] MUS (0) 9 :
9) Demonstrate awareness of expressive qualities that support the creators' expressive intent.

Example: Interpret a story through vocal exploration, dynamics, and tempo.

[ARTS] MUS (0) 15 :
15) Demonstrate how a specific music concept is used in music.

Example: Respond with purposeful movement to the steady beat of a piece of music.

[ARTS] MUS (1) 8 :
8) Demonstrate knowledge of music concepts in music from a variety of cultures selected for performance.

Example: Respond with purposeful movement to reflect the melodic contour of a piece of music.

[ARTS] MUS (1) 10 :
10) Demonstrate and describe music's expressive qualities.

Example: Identify the tempo of a piece of music in a listening example.

[ARTS] MUS (2) 10 :
10) Demonstrate understanding of expressive qualities (such as dynamics and tempo) and how creators use them to convey expressive intent.

Example: Identify dynamic changes in Haydn's Symphony No.

94, "Surprise," through movement.

[PE] (0) 1 :
K-1.1) Attempt to hop, gallop, jog, run, slide, skip, jump, and leap while maintaining balance.

APE accommodation suggestions: Sliding, galloping, jogging, and running - Hand over hand to assist in increasing speed and balance, fast pace walking, shorten distance, peer assistance (sliding - step together step, side to side)

[PE] (0) 4 :
K-1.4) Apply rhythmic expression in response to music.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance

[PE] (1) 1 :
1-1.1) Demonstrate correct form for hopping, galloping, and sliding.

APE accommodation suggestions: Sliding, galloping, jogging, and running - Hand over hand to assist in increasing speed and balance, fast pace walking, shorten distance, peer assistance (sliding - step together step, side to side)

[PE] (2) 1 :
2-1.1) Demonstrate correct form for skipping.

APE accommodation suggestions: Sliding, galloping, jogging, and running - Hand over hand to assist in increasing speed and balance, fast pace walking, shorten distance, peer assistance (sliding - step together step, side to side)

[PE] (2) 2 :
2-1.2) Demonstrate correct form for jogging and running.

APE accommodation suggestions: Sliding, galloping, jogging, and running - Hand over hand to assist in increasing speed and balance, fast pace walking, shorten distance, peer assistance (sliding - step together step, side to side)

Subject: Arts Education (K - 2), Physical Education (K - 2)
Title: Finding the Tempo in Locomotor Movements
URL: http://www.keepingscore.org/sites/default/files/lessonplans/KSEd_Finding_the_Tempo_in_Locomotor_Movements_Meredith.pdf
Description:

Students will demonstrate eight locomotor skills - walking, running, jumping, hopping, skipping, galloping, side sliding, and leaping. They will identify and move to show three different tempos - fast (presto), medium (moderato), and slow (adagio).



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (0) 1 :
1) Explore and experience music concepts.

Example: Explore musical sources freely, using found sounds, electronic sounds, or sounds from voice or instruments found in classroom, remembering to use both sound and silence.

[ARTS] MUS (1) 8 :
8) Demonstrate knowledge of music concepts in music from a variety of cultures selected for performance.

Example: Respond with purposeful movement to reflect the melodic contour of a piece of music.

Subject: Arts Education (K - 1)
Title: Peter and the Wolf With Puppetry
URL: http://www.keepingscore.org/sites/default/files/lessonplans/KSEd_Peter_and_the_Wolf_with_Puppetry_KDavis.pdf
Description:

Students will listen to the music and story of Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev.  They will identify the instruments of the orchestra that are presented in the music.  They will use finger puppets to demonstrate the story while it is narrated.  



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (1) 8 :
8) Demonstrate knowledge of music concepts in music from a variety of cultures selected for performance.

Example: Respond with purposeful movement to reflect the melodic contour of a piece of music.

[ARTS] MUS (1) 16 :
16) Demonstrate and identify how specific music concepts are used in various styles of music for a purpose.

Example: Move in response to repeated phrases music and justify choices made.

Subject: Arts Education (1)
Title: Musical Conversations
URL: https://www.clevelandorchestra.com/globalassets/1920/lesson-plan-db/1-musicalconversations.pdf
Description:

Students will explore musical elements used to communicate, such as dynamics, pitch and tempo.  They will listen to the book Ring! Yo? by Chris Raschka and decide how each sentence should be spoken.  Students will analyze the "conversation" between instruments in III. Presto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.    



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] (1) 1 :
1 ) Conduct experiments to provide evidence that vibrations of matter can create sound (e.g., striking a tuning fork, plucking a guitar string) and sound can make matter vibrate (e.g., holding a piece of paper near a sound system speaker, touching your throat while speaking).

[ARTS] MUS (1) 8 :
8) Demonstrate knowledge of music concepts in music from a variety of cultures selected for performance.

Example: Respond with purposeful movement to reflect the melodic contour of a piece of music.

Subject: Science (1), Arts Education (1)
Title: Vibration Causes Sound
URL: https://www.sfsymphony.org/SanFrancisco/media/SanFrancisco/PDFs/Music%20connects%20-%20instruments/AIM-I-Activity-Vibration-Causes-Sound.pdf
Description:

Students will experiment to identify how vibrations cause sound.  A student worksheet is provided. 



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