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Instructional Plan: About Face: How Dancers Use Space
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A study of how the element of space is used in dance for fourth and fifth grade students.  Students will explore how the dancer’s orientation and relationship to the space can be varied to create interest in choreography.

Subject:
Dance
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Activity/Lab
Author:
Kelly Bisogno
Michelle Milligan
Date Added:
01/07/2021
Instructional Plan: Animal Collage Book Cover
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Students will explore with watercolor techniques and collage to design their own character for a book cover.  Through an artist study on artist Eric Carle, students will observe and identify shapes in animals and use their painted papers for a collage.

Subject:
Visual Art
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kelly Bisogno
Date Added:
10/16/2020
Instructional Plan: Animal Collage Book Cover
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Students will explore with watercolor techniques and collage to design their own character for a book cover. Through an artist study on artist Eric Carle, students will observe and identify shapes in animals and use their painted papers for a collage.

Subject:
Visual Art
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Author:
Michelle Milligan
Kelly Bisogno
Date Added:
09/29/2020
Instructional Plan: Artists as Designers
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Students will identify that creating a product, packaging, or place is the job of an artist using a creative design process to develop the very best solution. Students will use the iterative design process to develop ideas and create a new and innovative product, package, or place design.

Subject:
Visual Art
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Author:
Michelle Milligan
Kelly Bisogno
Date Added:
09/29/2020
Instructional Plan: Beginner String Setup
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This instructional plan serves as a resource to provide the instructor with a plan to instruct beginning string players of violin, viola, cello, and double bass (hereafter referred to as “bass”) in proper instrument posture and left-hand position. This plan provides the instructor with outcomes achievable through SOL-correlated lesson content. 

Subject:
Music
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Activity/Lab
Lesson
Author:
Michelle Milligan
Kelly Bisogno
Date Added:
09/23/2020
Instructional Plan: Building the Beginner String Players Bow Hold
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This instructional plan will provide the teacher with the outline and resources needed to instruct beginning string players of violin, viola, cello, and double bass (hereafter referred to as “bass”) in proper bow hold development.

Subject:
Music
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Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Michelle Milligan
Kelly Bisogno
Date Added:
09/24/2020
Instructional Plan: Composition in the Instrumental Classroom
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This instructional plan will provide the instructor with the outline and resources to guide students in the composition of original music. Composition incorporates different aspects of music education including creativity, critical thinking, and the application of musical techniques.

Subject:
Music
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Author:
Michelle Milligan
Kelly Bisogno
Date Added:
09/30/2020
Instructional Plan: Copyright and Digital Citizenship
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Students will explore copyright and intellectual property standards as they relate to music, music technology, and digital citizenship. Students will identify and apply their knowledge of copyright law and licensure to select appropriate licenses for an original work. Students will then analyze copyrighted material and understand how to obtain appropriate permission to use the material.

Subject:
Music
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Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Michelle Milligan
Kelly Bisogno
Date Added:
10/27/2020
Instructional Plan: Creating a Benefit Concert
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Students will investigate ways that choral music can influence the community. Using project-based learning, students will research organizations in their community to be the beneficiary of a benefit-type concert. Students will select level-appropriate repertoire and create advertising. This project is imagined to be used for collaborative small groups, but could be adapted to work as an individual project.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Music
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Michelle Milligan
Kelly Bisogno
Date Added:
01/19/2021
Instructional Plan: Describing Personal Response to Music Using the "Feelings Wheel"
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This plan introduces students to the “feelings wheel” concept and leads them through developing their own emotional interpretation of specific works, themes, and articulations. A theory of emotions first articulated by American psychologist Robert Plutchik allows emotions to be arranged like colors on a color wheel. 

Subject:
Fine Arts
Music
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Activity/Lab
Author:
Michelle Milligan
Kelly Bisogno
Date Added:
01/20/2021
Instructional Plan: Developing Choral Sight Reading Skills
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This plan will introduce students to a clear and consistent method for practicing and performing sight reading. Students will evaluate and assess sight reading of their peers and gain experience in listening and error detection.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Music
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Michelle Milligan
Kelly Bisogno
Date Added:
01/20/2021
Instructional Plan: Developing Student Voice through Creative Dance
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The exercises in this plan are designed for students to exercise improvisation skills and creative thinking in dance movement. The exercises could be used as warm-up activities, or could lead to a larger choreographic project. This instructional plan is designed to be used in parts or whole.

Subject:
Dance
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kelly Bisogno
Michelle Milligan
Date Added:
12/29/2020
Instructional Plan: Disappearing Rhythms
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Students will demonstrate knowledge of rhythmic literacy by playing Disappearing Rhythms. Students will identify and perform simple rhythms, and improve audition skills, as well as accuracy and fluency of rhythmic music literacy, through repetition in a fast-paced environment.

Subject:
Music
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Lesson Plan
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Author:
Michelle Milligan
Kelly Bisogno
Date Added:
09/28/2020
Instructional Plan: Essentials of Copyright
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Students will explore copyright and intellectual property standards as they relate to music, music technology, and digital citizenship. Students will apply their understanding of copyright law to complete the copyright process for an original work. Students will further apply their understanding by participating in a class debate about real-world copyright issues raised by a song that sets original lyrics to an older song.

Subject:
Music
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Activity/Lab
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Lesson Plan
Author:
Michelle Milligan
Kelly Bisogno
Date Added:
10/27/2020
Instructional Plan: Exploring Social Issues with Art & Photography
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Students will explore social contemporary issues that are meaningful to them. They will develop an inquiry question to guide their research. The research will be the resource for the visual responses that students will generate.

Subject:
Visual Art
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Kelly Bisogno
Michelle Milligan
Date Added:
12/04/2020
Instructional Plan: Figure Studies - A Unit of 3 Lessons
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This unit of study allows for students to gain understanding and confidence in figure drawing over a series of 3 separate lessons that result in a collaborative mural. These lessons can be used to facilitate an assessment of student growth and skills development, while still encouraging expression through different types of art explorations and working both individually and collaboratively.

Subject:
Visual Art
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kelly Bisogno
Michelle Milligan
Date Added:
01/07/2021
Instructional Plan: Found Object Assemblage
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Students will learn about artists who create assemblages using found objects. After learning about colors and spatial relationships in composition, students will create an assemblage using found household objects in the color of their choice.

Subject:
Visual Art
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Activity/Lab
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Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Michelle Milligan
Kelly Bisogno
Date Added:
09/28/2020