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2.3 Changes in Tempo and Dynamics
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This instructional plan combined Music SOL 2.3b and WIDA English Language Development Standards. The lesson includes several activity options. Note: Some images may not appear in the "Overview". To view all images in this instructional plan, click "download" at the bottom of the overview.

Subject:
ESL
English Language Development (ELD)
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Christina Shepherd
Yung Nguyen
Date Added:
07/22/2021
5th Music: Factors that Inspire Artists
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This sample instructional plan incorporates WIDA Key Language Uses to support English language development in conjunction with Music 5 content instruction addressing SOL 5.6c.*Note: Some images may not appear in "View Resource."  To see all images in this instructional plan, click "download" at the bottom of the overview.

Subject:
ESL
English Language Development (ELD)
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Yung Nguyen
Christina Shepherd
Date Added:
07/26/2021
Instructional Plan: 3D Design with Light
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Students will learn about innovative light construction and three-dimensional properties while creating their own designs using limited paper materials. Students will be asked to work in teams to brainstorm and create a sculpture that implements light based on their chosen concept. 

Subject:
Fine Arts
Visual Art
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kelly Bisogno
Michelle Milligan
Date Added:
05/27/2021
Instructional Plan: A Beautiful America
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Students will listen to and/or watch a video about differences across America, listen to or view Ray Charles’ rendition of “America the Beautiful” and then have a choice activity: composing a poem or illustrating verses.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Music
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Michelle Milligan
Kelly Bisogno
Date Added:
03/11/2021
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
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kelly Bisogno
Michelle Milligan
Date Added:
01/07/2021
Instructional Plan: Adjusting Pitch with Simple Melodies
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Students will learn and practice skills to adjust intonation and pitch. Students will use a short music example to practice the skills learned for adjusting unison notes in real time.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Music
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Michelle Milligan
Kelly Bisogno
Date Added:
07/28/2021
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
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Michelle Milligan
Kelly Bisogno
Date Added:
09/29/2020
Instructional Plan: Animate a Bouncing Ball with Squash and Stretch
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In this lesson students will animate a ball bouncing into the frame, squashing against thefloor and stretching as it bounces up. This lesson focuses on the first principle of animationcalled squash and stretch. The lesson also explores exaggeration and timing.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Latrice Hicks
Michelle Milligan
Kelly Bisogno
Date Added:
04/16/2021
Instructional Plan: Anyone and Everyone Can Dance
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This lesson is designed to increase student willingness to participate in dance and reduce reluctance to dance. Students explore how historical and cultural influences, specifically traditional gender roles and stereotypes, can inhibit participation in dance. The lesson introduces the National Dance Institute and its founder, Jacques d’Amboise, who promoted inclusivity and broader access to the art of dance.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Latrice Hicks
Michelle Milligan
Kelly Bisogno
Date Added:
07/30/2021
Instructional Plan: Architecture Then and Now
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Students will compare Ancient Greek architecture with the innovative and abstract contemporary architecture of renowned famous female Iraqi architect, Zaha Hadid. Students will respond to a design challenge and create a small-scale 3-D building model employing vision and originality to showcase their most creative idea of form and function.

Subject:
Visual Art
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kelly Bisogno
Michelle Milligan
Date Added:
02/21/2021
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
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Michelle Milligan
Kelly Bisogno
Date Added:
09/29/2020
Instructional Plan: Aural Dictation Using Solfege
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This plan will introduce choral students to the basics of aural dictation using solfege. Students will apply knowledge of solfege and counting to dictation skills. Students will find success through the application of solfege by discovering why and how it impacts them as independent musicians.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Music
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Michelle Milligan
Kelly Bisogno
Date Added:
07/28/2021
Instructional Plan: Back to the Renaissance – An Anachronism Project
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Students will research Renaissance art and its historical characteristics. Students will combine anachronism and Renaissance techniques, to recreate a painting. The student will demonstrate technical skill and independent thinking in the use of media, techniques, and processes to achieve desired intentions in the creation of their final product.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Visual Art
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kelly Bisogno
Michelle Milligan
Date Added:
05/27/2021
Instructional Plan: Beatboxing 101
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Students will learn to use an exaggeration of consonants in order to improve their diction, introducing them to the world of beatboxing. Students will compose four-measure rhythmic and melodic variations which will encourage their individual expression.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Music
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Michelle Milligan
Kelly Bisogno
Date Added:
05/25/2021
Instructional Plan: Beatboxing DJ
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This plan will allow students to explore and record basic beatboxing sounds. Students will then create a homemade “DJ Board” and use a Makey Makey to make their sounds come to life as they feel like a real DJ.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Music
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Michelle Milligan
Kelly Bisogno
Date Added:
07/29/2021
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
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Author:
Michelle Milligan
Kelly Bisogno
Date Added:
09/23/2020