ALEX Classroom Resources

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) 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 (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 (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.

[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.

[ARTS] MUS (2) 17 :
17) Demonstrate knowledge of music concepts and how they support creators'/performers' expressive intent.

Example: Without prompting, play instruments to reflect dynamics in a piece of music.

Subject: Arts Education (K - 2)
Title: Adventures in Tempo
URL: http://www.keepingscore.org/sites/default/files/lessonplans/KSEd_Adventures_in_Tempo_Cobler.pdf
Description:

Students will listen to music with a variety of tempos.  They will identify largo and presto and move to show the tempo.  



   View Standards     Standard(s): [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 (0) 16 :
16) Demonstrate awareness of expressive qualities that reflect creators'/performers' expressive intent.

Example: Use body percussion to reflect dynamics in 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.

[ARTS] MUS (1) 17 :
17) Demonstrate and identify expressive qualities that reflect creators'/performers' expressive intent.

Example: Play instruments to reflect dynamics in a piece of music.

[ARTS] MUS (2) 17 :
17) Demonstrate knowledge of music concepts and how they support creators'/performers' expressive intent.

Example: Without prompting, play instruments to reflect dynamics in a piece of music.

Subject: Arts Education (K - 2)
Title: Grieg and Chopin: Day and Night
URL: http://www.keepingscore.org/sites/default/files/lessonplans/KSEd_Grieg_and_Chopin_Day_and_Night_KDavis.pdf
Description:

Students will discuss day and night, diurnal and nocturnal animals, and daytime/nighttime activities.  They will listen to the first movement from Edvard Greig's Peer Gynt Suite and to Frederick Chopin's Nocturne No. 9, No. 2.  They will identify which music sounds like day and which sounds like night.  They will identify the tempo and dynamics and move to show the mood of each piece.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [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) 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.

[ARTS] MUS (2) 8 :
8) Demonstrate knowledge of music concepts (such as tonality and meter) in music from a variety of cultures selected for performance.

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

[ARTS] MUS (3) 8 :
8) Demonstrate understanding of the structure in music selected for performance.

[ARTS] MUS (4) 8 :
8) Demonstrate understanding of the formal structure and the rudimentary elements of music in music selected for performance.

Example: Perform music in the jazz style and identify syncopated rhythms.

[ARTS] MUS (5) 8 :
8) Demonstrate understanding of the formal and harmonic structure created by the elements of music in music selected for performance.

Example: Compose music in the jazz style and include syncopated rhythms.

[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] (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] (1) 4 :
1-1.4) Combine locomotor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills in rhythmic activities.

Examples: use rhythm sticks, scarves, ribbons while dancing or marching

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] (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] (3) 4 :
3-1.4) Perform teacher- selected and developmentally appropriate dance steps, movement patterns, and rhythmic activities.

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] (4) 1 :
4-1.1) Apply locomotor skills in a variety of individual, partner, and small group activities and dance/ rhythm.

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] (5) 1 :
5-1.1) Demonstrate correct form of locomotor skills in a variety of individual, partner, and small group activities and dance/ rhythm.

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] (5) 4 :
5-1.4) Demonstrate rhythms and patterns that combine locomotor skills in both cultural and creative dances, alone and with a group.

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.

Subject: Arts Education (K - 5), Physical Education (K - 5)
Title: Moving to Tchaikovsky
URL: http://www.keepingscore.org/sites/default/files/lessonplans/KSEd_Moving_to_Tchaikovsky_Sublett.pdf
Description:

Students will use locomotor and non-locomotor movement to identify the form of "Trepak" from The Nutcracker by Pyotr Tchaikovsky.  They will identify the A section, B section, Interlude, and Coda.  Younger students will identify same and different.     



   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): [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.

[ARTS] VISA (1) 3 :
3) Develop skills by following a sequence of steps to create works of art on subjects that are real or imaginary.

Example: The teacher will model an artistic technique.

Subject: Arts Education (1)
Title: Wings of My Own
URL: https://www.clevelandorchestra.com/globalassets/1920/lesson-plan-db/pdfs/1-wingsofmyown.pdf
Description:

Students will read and discuss the story Wings by Christopher Myers.  They will listen to and analyze Short Ride in a Fast Machine by John Adams.  They will create a collage of wings and connect it to the book and music.  They will share their artwork and how it was influenced by the music and book. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [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: Simply Sharing
URL: https://www.clevelandorchestra.com/globalassets/1920/lesson-plan-db/pdfs/1-simplysharing.pdf
Description:

Students will listen to and describe the characters in the book Simple Gifts by Chris Raschka.  They will listen to and analyze excerpts from Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns.  Students will listen to the lyrics of the song Simple Gifts and the orchestral version of the song arranged by Aaron Copeland.    



   View Standards     Standard(s): [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) 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.

[ARTS] VISA (0) 3 :
3) Build skills by following a sequence of steps to create art that expresses feeling and ideas.

Examples: Explore the books Why is Blue Dog Blue? by G. Rodrigue and My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss to understand color meanings and moods.

[ARTS] VISA (0) 12 :
12) Interpret art by identifying subject matter and describing relevant details.

Example: Answer questions such as, "What do you see?" or "How does this art make you feel?"

[ARTS] VISA (1) 3 :
3) Develop skills by following a sequence of steps to create works of art on subjects that are real or imaginary.

Example: The teacher will model an artistic technique.

[ARTS] VISA (1) 12 :
12) Interpret art by categorizing subject matter and identifying the visual qualities.

Example: Compare images that represent the same subject.

Subject: Arts Education (K - 1)
Title: Wassily Kandinsky
URL: https://www.nga.gov/education/teachers/lessons-activities/pre-k/wassily-kandinsky.html
Description:

Students will analyze the painting, Improvisation 31 (Sea Battle), by Wassily Kandinsky.  They will listen to a piece of music and paint the melody, mood, and repeated patterns they hear. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (0) 16 :
16) Demonstrate awareness of expressive qualities that reflect creators'/performers' expressive intent.

Example: Use body percussion to reflect dynamics in 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.

[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.

Subject: Arts Education (K - 2)
Title: Dynamics Hide and Seek
URL: https://www.carnegiehall.org/Education/Programs/Music-Educators-Toolbox/Resources/1-Dynamics-Hide-and-Seek
Description:

Students will review dynamics. The teacher will hide an object in the room while one student closes his/her eyes. The class will sing a known song, using different dynamics, to help the student locate the hidden object. A video is included to demonstrate the lesson. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [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) 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.

[ARTS] MUS (2) 17 :
17) Demonstrate knowledge of music concepts and how they support creators'/performers' expressive intent.

Example: Without prompting, play instruments to reflect dynamics in a piece of music.

Subject: Arts Education (K - 2)
Title: Exploring Melodic Phrases
URL: https://www.carnegiehall.org/Education/Programs/Music-Educators-Toolbox/Resources/1-Melodic-Phrases
Description:

Students will identify phrases in poems, nursery rhymes, and songs. A worksheet is provided to identify phrases in a nursery rhyme and song. Video demonstrations are provided. 



   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) 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 (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: Exploring Steady Beat With Percussion Instruments
URL: https://www.carnegiehall.org/Education/Programs/Music-Educators-Toolbox/Resources/K-Exploring-Steady-Beat-with-Percussion-Instruments
Description:

Students will perform steady beat using body percussion and percussion instruments. A video demonstration is provided. 



   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) 16 :
16) Demonstrate awareness of expressive qualities that reflect creators'/performers' expressive intent.

Example: Use body percussion to reflect dynamics in 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: Exploring the Sounds Around Us
URL: https://www.carnegiehall.org/Education/Programs/Music-Educators-Toolbox/Resources/K-Exploring-the-Sounds-Around-Us
Description:

Students will listen to four sound effects and identify the sound heard. A worksheet is provided to identify each sound. Students will listen to each sound again and identify expressive qualities. Students will create a movement for each sound. Video demonstrations are provided. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [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) 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: Call and Response
URL: https://www.carnegiehall.org/Education/Programs/Music-Educators-Toolbox/Resources/K-Call-and-Response-Songs
Description:

Students will sing echo songs and call and response songs. Students will take turns being the soloist or leader. Songs include "Che Che Kule" and "Follow the Drinking Gourd." There are videos to demonstrate the lesson. 



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