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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.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson, Lesson Plan

Authors: Michelle Milligan, Kelly Bisogno

Instructional Plan: The "Why" of Choral Warm-Up Excercises

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The teacher will lead students through a sequence of vocal exercises, highlighting major categories in order to deepen intent on specific skill development. Using your own favorite vocal warm-up exercises, encourage students to consider the benefits and intentions behind each warm-up exercise. Students will engage their creative process in generating new warm-up exercises to share with their peers.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Michelle Milligan, Kelly Bisogno

Instructional Plan: Exploring Simple Machines Through Song and Movement

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Students will learn a song about the seven simple machines. Students will collaborate to use three simple machines to create their own inventions. They will perform and demonstrate what their inventions will look like using body movements. Students will then have time to reflect on their inventions, how they can be used, and illustrate them on paper.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Michelle Milligan, Kelly Bisogno