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Looking to use Grade 4 Lesson 18 in your Grade 4 classroom?

While teaching this learning module you will cover multiple concepts including: Beat, String Family, Timbre of Orchestral Instruments

You'll also cover the themes of: Our Musical World, Central America, Europe, Oceania

Grade 4 Lesson 18

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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  1. Review the choreography for “Bound for South Australia” (Part 1)
  2. Review the choreography for “Bound for South Australia” (Part 2)
  3. Review the choreography for “Bound for South Australia” (Part 3)
  4. Do the choreography for “Bound for South Australia”
  5. Learn about the didgeridoo
  6. Watch a performance of someone playing a didgeridoo
  7. Teach “I’ve Been to London”
  8. Play the clapping game with “I’ve Been to London”
  9. Option 1: Name the solfa notes for “I’ve Been to London”
  10. Option 2: Name the note names for “I’ve Been to London”
  11. Review Note Values with Ball Bouncing
  12. Play “Which Rhythm Do You Hear?” (3/4)
  13. Teach “Cucu”
  14. Optional: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Cucu”
  15. Complete a listening log for “Gigue”
  16. Learn about the violin (Introduction to the Violin)

Extensions:

Musicplay is a menu. The teacher is not expected to teach every song or activity. Choose the songs and activities from the list that will best fit your schedule and the needs of your students.

Objectives

  • I can read, create and play melodies and rhythms.
  • I can sing and move to music.

Review the choreography for "Bound for South Australia" (Part 1)

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Review the choreography for "Bound for South Australia" (Part 1)

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Review the choreography for "Bound for South Australia" (Part 2)

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Review the choreography for "Bound for South Australia" (Part 2)

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Review the choreography for "Bound for South Australia" (Part 3)

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Review the choreography for "Bound for South Australia" (Part 3)

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Do the choreography for "Bound for South Australia"

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Song Used: Bound for South Australia

Do the choreography for "Bound for South Australia"

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Learn about the didgeridoo

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Song Used: Didgeridoo

Learn about the didgeridoo

Watch a performance of someone playing a didgeridoo

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Watch a performance of someone playing a didgeridoo

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Teach "I've Been to London"

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Teach "I've Been to London"

This is a traditional singing game with many different ways to play. It is a useful reading song because it is pentatonic. Teach this song by rote. Play the game.

Play the clapping game with "I've Been to London"

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Song Used: I’ve Been to London

Play the clapping game with "I've Been to London"

Form a single circle with partners facing each other within the circle (like the song Bow Wow Wow from Musicplay 1). For the first four measures, partners do this clapping pattern: clap own hands, clap right hands, clap own hands, clap left hands. On the words ,“over, over three times over,” wring the dishrag two times. On the words, “Drink all the lemonade,” mime drinking. On the words, “turn the glasses over,” mime turning the glasses over. On the words, “Sailing east, sailing west, sailing over the ocean,” join hands with your partner and swing arms left, right, left, right, left, right, left, right. On the words, “You’d better watch out when the boat begins to rock or you’ll,” - join hands with your partner and “jive” back and forth. As you jive, exchange places with your partner. On the words, “lose your girl in the ocean!” - turn around and face a new partner.

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Option 1: Name the solfa notes for "I've Been to London"

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Song Used: I’ve Been to London

Option 1: Name the solfa notes for "I've Been to London"

Option 2: Name the notes for "I've Been to London"

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Song Used: I’ve Been to London

Option 2: Name the notes for "I've Been to London"

Review Note Values with Ball Bouncing

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Practice Item Used: Prepare Rhythm

Review Note Values with Ball Bouncing

Practice each ball bouncing note value.
1. whole note - bounce catch hold for 2
2. half note - bounce catch
3. quarter notes - toss the ball from hand to hand
4. eightht notes - toss the ball quickly back and forth from hand to hand

Then, the teacher should point to the note values and/or call out the note value and students bounce the balls using the note value called.

Try bouncing balls with one of the audio tracks that follow.

Try bouncing balls with a favorite pop song!

Play "Which Rhythm Do You Hear?" (3/4)

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Game Used: Which Rhythm Do You Hear?

Play "Which Rhythm Do You Hear?" (3/4)

Teach "Cucú"

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Song Used: Cucú

Teach "Cucú"

This song gives the students the opportunity to sing a Spanish song and improvise on instruments. “Cucú” is the sound of a frog. This song describes what a little frog sees from a pond. Teach the song by rote.

Use the recording to teach the Spanish pronunciations. Play a phrase of the song, and pause the music. Have the students repeat the phrase. Continue in this way until the students have repeated the entire song in Spanish.

Optional: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Cucu”

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Song Used: Cucú

Optional: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Cucu”

Playing and Creating: Have individual students create 12 bar melodies to play between the verses. This song gives the students an opportunity to create melodies in 3/4 meter.

Complete a listening log for "Gigue"

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Listening Selection Used: Gigue from Partia I, Harmonica Artificiosa Ariosa

Complete a listening log for "Gigue"

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Learn about the violin

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Unit Used: Instruments of the Orchestra

Learn about the violin

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