Students will identify the four oceans using a globe. They will sing the Oceans song and listen to Claude Debussy's Le Mer. Students will use watercolors to show their emotional response to the music. They will identify the dynamics of the music and use those terms to describe the oceans.
Students will discuss feelings, emotions, and how dynamics and tempo reflect those in music. They will identify which emotion is portrayed in a variety of musical selections. They will choose their favorite piece of music and write a story for that music.
Students will identify the elements of a story - character, setting, plot. They will listen to a story while listening to "Aquarium" from Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns. They will identify story elements. They will listen to "Fossils" from Carnival of the Animals and create a story including character, setting, and plot.
Students will read about why we prefer different types of music. Some of the factors include personality, age, culture, and mood. They will discuss why they like their favorite song.
This collection includes over 600 folk songs that can be searched by a variety of musical elements. Some of the songs include a recording and game for the students. Each song includes sheet music.
Students will identify the musical alphabet, dynamics, melody, pitch, rhythm, and tempo. They will listen to the theme and variations of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. They will vote for their favorite variation and play the theme on xylophones.
Students will watch, listen to, and analyze Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev. They will discuss opinions and write an opinion piece about a decision Peter made in the story. They will share their opinion with the class.