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Looking to use Middle School Lesson 39 in your Middle School classroom?

While teaching this learning module you will cover multiple concepts including: Beat, Dynamics

You'll also cover the themes of: Composers, Eras in Music, 1700s, Romantic

Middle School Lesson 39

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Concepts(s):
Beat, Dynamics
Themes(s):
Composers, Eras in Music, 1700s, Romantic
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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  1. Learn about William Tell Overture
  2. Play along with the Finale from the “William Tell Overture”
  3. Learn about Rossini
  4. Practice dynamics on the Trivia Wheel
  5. Play Tennis or Kick Balls to the Music
  6. Play with tennis balls to COFFEE CANON
  7. Bounce/Play Balls to “Hungarian Dance No. 5”
  8. Create Your Own Ball Bounce Routine
  9. Teach “Siyahamba”
  10. Teach “Fish and Chips”
  11. Teach “She Waded in the Water”
  12. Teach “Corner Grocery Store”

Extensions

Objectives

  • I can create movement to music.
  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can read and perform with music from a variety of times and places.
  • I can perform and define dynamics.

Learn about William Tell Overture

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Listening Selection Used: William Tell Overture

Learn about William Tell Overture

Read the slide to learn about the "William Tell Overture".

Play along with the Finale from the “William Tell Overture”

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Listening Selection Used: William Tell Overture

Play along with the Finale from the “William Tell Overture”

Choose instruments or body percussion to play along.
You could play with hands or sticks on your desk.
You could play this on bucket drums.

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Learn about Rossini

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Listening Selection Used: William Tell Overture

Learn about Rossini

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Practice dynamics on the Trivia Wheel

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Game Used: Trivia Wheel

Practice dynamics on the Trivia Wheel

Divide the class into 2 teams.
Play the game.

Play Tennis or Kick Balls to the Music

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Play Tennis or Kick Balls to the Music

Play tennis or kick balls to the music.

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Play with tennis balls to COFFEE CANON

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Song Used: COFFEE

Play with tennis balls to COFFEE CANON

Divide the class into 3 groups.
Copy the movements for your group.

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Bounce/Play Balls to "Hungarian Dance No. 5"

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Listening Selection Used: Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G Minor

Bounce/Play Balls to "Hungarian Dance No. 5"

Try this ball-bouncing routine to Brahms' "Hungarian Dance No. 5".

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Create Your Own Ball Bounce Routine

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Create Your Own Ball Bounce Routine

Now you've tried 3 different ways of playing or bouncing balls to music, create your own routine.
Use the audio track below, or use a favorite school-appropriate song.

Teach "Siyahamba"

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Song Used: Siyahamba

Teach "Siyahamba"

Siyahamba comes from South Africa.
The title means "We Are Marching" or "We are Walking" in the Zulu language.
This may have been a Zulu folk song. It was first written down by Andries Van Tonder, an elder of the Judith Church.

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Review “Fish and Chips”

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Song Used: Fish and Chips

Review “Fish and Chips”

Learn all 3 parts of this fun camp song.
Can you sing it in 3 parts?

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Teach “She Waded in the Water”

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Song Used: She Waded in the Water

Teach “She Waded in the Water”

This is another fun camp song.

If you have ukuleles, this song uses the chords G, C, D.

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Teach “Corner Grocery Store”

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Song Used: Corner Grocery Store

Teach “Corner Grocery Store”

In this camp song, you make up verses.
How many verses can you create?

If you have ukuleles, this song uses the chords G, D7, C, Am (Key of G - easier for students) or F, C7, Bb, Gm (more difficult).

If you have more time, other good camp songs to consider for review:
- "Sippin’ Milkshakes”
- “Oh My Darling Frankenstein”
- “Hanky Panky”

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