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Grade 4 Lesson 28

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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  1. Learn a Body Percussion Sequence with Cristian
  2. Read the Rhythms for Cristian’s Body Percussion
  3. Create Your own Body Percussion Sequence
  4. Read the words for “We’ve Only Got One Planet”
  5. Sing “We’ve Only Got One Planet”
  6. Watch the Kids Demo for “We’ve Only Got One Planet”
  7. Listen to “Morning” by Edvard Grieg
  8. Learn about Edvard Grieg
  9. Play Poison Melody Using drm sl
  10. Review tempo terms
  11. Teach “Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree”
  12. Learn the actions for “Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree”
  13. Do the actions and sing “Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree”
  14. Optional: Complete an audiation activity with “Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree”
  15. Finish the lesson with the Tempo Interactive Activity

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 sing and move to music.
  • I can read, perform and create rhythms.
  • I can define and perform different tempos.

Learn a Body Percussion Sequence with Cristian

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Instrument Song Used: Rock and Roll

Learn a Body Percussion Sequence with Cristian

Watch the video as Cristian teaches the sequence.

Stop and practice as needed.

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Read the Rhythms for Cristian's Body Percussion

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Instrument Song Used: Rock and Roll

Read the Rhythms for Cristian's Body Percussion

Read the rhythms.

Discuss with the students how the body percussion score is notated.

Read Cristian's body percussion from the score.

Create Your own Body Percussion Sequence

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Instrument Song Used: Rock and Roll

Create Your own Body Percussion Sequence

Do a class body percussion composition to model how to it.

Then invite the children to create their own body percussion sequences.

A pdf copy of this template is in supporting resources.

Each track is 16 bars long, so repeat your sequence 4 times.

Read the words for "We've Only Got One Planet"

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Song Used: One Planet

Read the words for "We've Only Got One Planet"

Read the Words of the song "We've Only Got One Planet."

Read the lyrics.

Think about what the song means.

What is the song about?

Is it a funny song or a serious song?

How do the words make you feel?

Did you learn a new word in this song?

What is your favourite part of the lyrics?

Sing “We’ve Only Got One Planet”

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Song Used: One Planet

Sing “We’ve Only Got One Planet”

Watch and Listen to the song "We've Only Got One Planet."

Play the video again, and this time sing along.

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Watch the Kids Demo for “We’ve Only Got One Planet”

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Song Used: One Planet

Watch the Kids Demo for “We’ve Only Got One Planet”

This demo includes sign language for the song.

Try the sign language or make up your own movements for the song.

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Listen to “Morning” by Edvard Grieg

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Listening Selection Used: “Morning Mood” from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1

Listen to “Morning” by Edvard Grieg

Option 1: Discuss the questions.

Option 2: Complete the listening log that's available in the supporting resources.

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Learn about Edvard Grieg

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Listening Selection Used: “Morning Mood” from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1

Learn about Edvard Grieg

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Play Poison Melody Using drm sl

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Practice Item Used: do re mi so la (drm sl)

Play Poison Melody Using drm sl

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Review tempo terms

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Song Used: Under the Chestnut Tree

Review tempo terms

Read the tempo section in the concept slides to review the tempo terms shown below.

adagio moderato allegro presto

Ask the students if they remember what the terms mean. Review all the tempo terms. Tell the students they are going to learn a song and perform it at these tempos.

Teach “Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree”

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Song Used: Under the Chestnut Tree

Teach “Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree”

Read the rhythms for “Under the Chestnut Tree.” Read the letter names of the notes. Sight-read the song or teach the melody by rote. Teach the actions. Sing the song with actions.

Learn the actions for “Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree”

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Song Used: Under the Chestnut Tree

Learn the actions for “Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree”

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Do the actions and sing “Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree”

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Do the actions and sing “Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree”

Sing along and copy the actions.

The song is played 3 times. It starts at a medium tempo (speed).

In music, a medium tempo is called moderato.

Then it goes faster. Allegro means fast and lively.

Then is goes even faster. Presto means very quickly.

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Optional: Complete an audiation activity with "Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree"

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Song Used: Under the Chestnut Tree

Optional: Complete an audiation activity with "Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree"

Students "leave out" some of the words and just do the actions.

Finish the lesson with the Tempo Interactive Activity

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Song Used: Under the Chestnut Tree

Finish the lesson with the Tempo Interactive Activity

In "Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree," you sang at different tempos, or speeds.

Try clapping rhythms at different tempos in the tempo activity.

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