Grade 4 Lesson 28

Concepts:

In this lesson, you will:

  • Do Body Percussion Lesson 6 with Cristian
  • create your own body percussion routine
  • #72 “One Planet”  – learn, do sign language
  • #74 “Under the Chestnut Tree” – review tempo, play tempo interactive
  • Optional if time permits – “Plant a Tree”

Objectives

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

Teaching Procedure

1 Learn a body percussion sequence with Cristian

Watch the video as Cristian teaches the sequence.

Stop and practice as needed.

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2 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.

3 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.

Song Used: One Planet

4 Read the Words of the song, "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?

Song Used: One Planet

5 Watch and Listen to the song, "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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Song Used: One Planet

6 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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Song Used: Under the Chestnut Tree

7 Read the Words for the song, "Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree."

Read the Words for the song, "Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree".

Song Used: Under the Chestnut Tree

8 Read the Rhythms for the song, "Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree."

Read the rhythms for the song.

9 Watch and Listen to the the song, "Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree."

Watch and Listen to the the song, "Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree."

Play it again and sing along.

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Song Used: Under the Chestnut Tree

10 Watch the Actions for the song, "Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree."

Watch the Actions for the song, "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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Song Used: Under the Chestnut Tree

11 Play a Tempo Game

In the Chestnut Tree song, you sang at different tempos, or speeds.

Try clapping rhythms at different tempos in the Tempo activity.

Start with level 2 or 3.

Song Used: Plant a Tree

12 Optional if time permits: Sing the Song, "Plant a Tree"

Optional if time permits: If you'd like to learn one more song for Earth Day, watch and listen to "Plant a Tree."

Then try singing along.

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