ALEX Classroom Resources

ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (3) 2 :
2) Generate musical ideas (such as rhythms and melodies) within a given tonality and/or meter.

Example: Perform rhythmic accompaniments using pitched instruments or body percussion.

[ARTS] MUS (3) 16 :
16) Demonstrate and describe how selected music connects to and is influenced by specific interests, experiences, or purposes.

[ARTS] MUS (4) 2 :
2) Generate musical ideas within related tonalities and meters.

Example: Notate simple rhythms and melodies within a specified meter and tonality.

[ARTS] MUS (4) 16 :
16) Demonstrate and explain how selected music connects to and is influenced by specific interests, experiences, purposes, or contexts.

[ARTS] MUS (5) 2 :
2) Generate musical ideas within specific related tonalities, meters, and simple chord changes.

Example: Create music combining rhythms and melodies, as well as various tonalities and meters.

[ARTS] MUS (5) 16 :
16) Demonstrate and explain, citing evidence, how selected music connects to and is influenced by specific interests, experiences, purposes, or contexts.

Subject: Arts Education (3 - 5)
Title: Antonin Dvorak
URL: https://minnesota.publicradio.org/radio/services/cms/education/dvorak.pdf
Description:

Students will listen to and analyze Antonín Dvořák's music.  They will discuss spirituals and Native American music.  They will discuss inspiration and influence on different types of music. They will compose melodic music about something that inspires them.    



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (3) 16 :
16) Demonstrate and describe how selected music connects to and is influenced by specific interests, experiences, or purposes.

[ARTS] MUS (4) 16 :
16) Demonstrate and explain how selected music connects to and is influenced by specific interests, experiences, purposes, or contexts.

[ARTS] MUS (5) 16 :
16) Demonstrate and explain, citing evidence, how selected music connects to and is influenced by specific interests, experiences, purposes, or contexts.

Subject: Arts Education (3 - 5)
Title: Spirituals During Slavery
URL: http://www.keepingscore.org/sites/default/files/lessonplans/KSEd_Spirituals_During_Slavery_Stephens.pdf
Description:

Students will review the Underground Railroad and how enslaved people used secret codes to try to escape.  They will listen to a variety of spirituals and discuss their meaning.  In groups, students will listen to and analyze the lyrics of Follow the Drinking Gourd.   



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (3) 16 :
16) Demonstrate and describe how selected music connects to and is influenced by specific interests, experiences, or purposes.

[ARTS] MUS (4) 16 :
16) Demonstrate and explain how selected music connects to and is influenced by specific interests, experiences, purposes, or contexts.

[ARTS] MUS (5) 16 :
16) Demonstrate and explain, citing evidence, how selected music connects to and is influenced by specific interests, experiences, purposes, or contexts.

Subject: Arts Education (3 - 5)
Title: What Is a Mariachi Band?
URL: https://wonderopolis.org/wonder/What-Is-a-Mariachi-Band
Description:

Students will read about Mariachi.  The article includes information about history, instruments, and suits.  Students will listen to Mariachi music.  



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2015] (3) 24 :
24 ) Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. [W.3.3]

a. Establish a situation and introduce a narrator, characters, or both; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally. [W.3.3a]

b. Use dialogue and descriptions of actions, thoughts, and feelings to develop experiences and events or show the response of characters to situations. [W.3.3b]

c. Use temporal words and phrases to signal event order. [W.3.3c]

d. Provide a sense of closure. [W.3.3d]

[ELA2015] (4) 24 :
24 ) Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. [W.4.3]

a. Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator, characters, or both; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally. [W.4.3a]

b. Use dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations. [W.4.3b]

c. Use a variety of transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events. [W.4.3c]

d. Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely. [W.4.3d]

e. Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events. [W.4.3e]

[ELA2015] (5) 24 :
24 ) Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. [W.5.3]

a. Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator, characters, or both; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally. [W.5.3a]

b. Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, description, and pacing, to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations. [W.5.3b]

c. Use a variety of transitional words, phrases, and clauses to manage the sequence of events. [W.5.3c]

d. Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely. [W.5.3d]

e. Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events. [W.5.3e]

[ARTS] MUS (3) 16 :
16) Demonstrate and describe how selected music connects to and is influenced by specific interests, experiences, or purposes.

[ARTS] MUS (4) 16 :
16) Demonstrate and explain how selected music connects to and is influenced by specific interests, experiences, purposes, or contexts.

[ARTS] MUS (5) 16 :
16) Demonstrate and explain, citing evidence, how selected music connects to and is influenced by specific interests, experiences, purposes, or contexts.

[ARTS] VISA (3) 2 :
2) Demonstrate skills using available resources, tools, and technologies to investigate personal ideas through the art-making process.

Examples: Choose from a variety of resources and materials to create a work of art.
Use books Imagine That by Joyce Raymond or Dinner at Magritte's by Michael Garland.

[ARTS] VISA (4) 3 :
3) Generate ideas and employ a variety of strategies and techniques to create a work of art/design.

[ARTS] VISA (5) 3 :
3) Communicate personal ideas, images, and themes through artistic choices of media, technique, and subject matter.

Subject: English Language Arts (3 - 5), Arts Education (3 - 5)
Title: Beethoven's Thoughts
URL: http://www.keepingscore.org/sites/default/files/lessonplans/KSEd_Beethoven_s_Thoughts_Matic.pdf
Description:

Students will listen to Ludwig van Beethoven's 5th Symphony and write a descriptive essay about how the music influenced them. They will create watercolor artwork while listening to the music. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (3) 16 :
16) Demonstrate and describe how selected music connects to and is influenced by specific interests, experiences, or purposes.

Subject: Arts Education (3)
Title: Recycle This
URL: https://www.clevelandorchestra.com/globalassets/1920/lesson-plan-db/pdfs/3-recyclethis.pdf
Description:

Students will listen to the story Something from Nothing by Phoebe Gilman and discuss recycling.  They will sing the Shaker song Simple Gifts.  They will listen to an arrangement of Simple Gifts by Aaron Copland and compare/contrast the original to the arrangement.   



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (3) 2 :
2) Generate musical ideas (such as rhythms and melodies) within a given tonality and/or meter.

Example: Perform rhythmic accompaniments using pitched instruments or body percussion.

[ARTS] MUS (3) 16 :
16) Demonstrate and describe how selected music connects to and is influenced by specific interests, experiences, or purposes.

[ARTS] MUS (4) 3 :
3) Demonstrate selected and organized musical ideas for an improvisation, arrangement, or composition to express intent and explain the connection to purpose and context.

[ARTS] MUS (4) 16 :
16) Demonstrate and explain how selected music connects to and is influenced by specific interests, experiences, purposes, or contexts.

[ARTS] MUS (5) 2 :
2) Generate musical ideas within specific related tonalities, meters, and simple chord changes.

Example: Create music combining rhythms and melodies, as well as various tonalities and meters.

[ARTS] MUS (5) 16 :
16) Demonstrate and explain, citing evidence, how selected music connects to and is influenced by specific interests, experiences, purposes, or contexts.

Subject: Arts Education (3 - 5)
Title: Harriet Tubman: Secret Messages Through Song
URL: https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/resources-for-educators/classroom-resources/lessons-and-activities/lessons/3-5/harriet-tubman-secret-messages-through-song/
Description:

Students will listen to and analyze spirituals. They will identify the secret language used in spirituals to share information. Students will compose an original spiritual. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2015] (3) 25 :
25 ) With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 22-24 above.) [W.3.4]

[ELA2015] (4) 25 :
25 ) Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 22-24 above.) [W.4.4]

[ELA2015] (5) 25 :
25 ) Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 22-24 above.) [W.5.4]

[ARTS] MUS (3) 16 :
16) Demonstrate and describe how selected music connects to and is influenced by specific interests, experiences, or purposes.

[ARTS] MUS (4) 16 :
16) Demonstrate and explain how selected music connects to and is influenced by specific interests, experiences, purposes, or contexts.

[ARTS] MUS (5) 16 :
16) Demonstrate and explain, citing evidence, how selected music connects to and is influenced by specific interests, experiences, purposes, or contexts.

Subject: English Language Arts (3 - 5), Arts Education (3 - 5)
Title: Jazz Music, Dance, and Poetry
URL: https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/resources-for-educators/classroom-resources/lessons-and-activities/lessons/3-5/jazz-music-dance-and-poetry/
Description:

Students will explore jazz music and movement. They will compose a cinquain poem based on jazz music. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (2) 6 :
6) Convey expressive intent for a specific purpose by presenting a final version of personal musical ideas to peers or informal audience.

[ARTS] MUS (2) 16 :
16) Demonstrate and describe how a response to music can be informed by its structure, the use of the elements of music, and context (such as personal and social).

Example: Compare and contrast typical responses to a lullaby and a march.

[ARTS] MUS (3) 6 :
6) Present the final version of personally created music to others and describe its expressive intent.

[ARTS] MUS (3) 16 :
16) Demonstrate and describe how selected music connects to and is influenced by specific interests, experiences, or purposes.

Subject: Arts Education (2 - 3)
Title: Call and Response
URL: https://www.sfsymphony.org/SanFrancisco/media/SanFrancisco/PDFs/Education-Music%20Connects/AIM-Activity-Call-and-Response.pdf
Description:

In this resource, students will be introduced to the concept of call and response. Call and response is a form of communication that is used every day and can also be heard in music. It is a type of communication that uses rhythms and patterns. In this activity, students will create a new call and response. 



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