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Traditional Contained Classroom or Remote Teaching
The following selections work extremely well whether teaching in a traditional contained classroom or teaching remotely.
Historical Musical about homelessness in NY City at the turn of the century.
Enjoy this free mp3 of the final song of the musical “A Home Within our Hearts”
“The Color Game” from Rhythm, Rhyme and Move in Time - teaches color recognition
If teaching either in a traditional contained classroom or remotely, instruct students to be good listeners [directions are in lyrics] If they are wearing the color sung about in the lyrics, they perform the movement that coordinates with the lyrics.
A Hip Hop a Skip and a Jump - Movement and Listening skills
Movement and music provide an excellent instructional format for teaching a broad range of musical and developmental skills. This energetic collection of ten engaging songs will help teach the emerging musician and provide growth to all students in a wide range of areas across the entire curriculum. Active listening, auditory memory and discrimination, gross motor skills, and body awareness are all a part of the participatory songs, designed with melodies and lyrics that give your students directives while they listen. Rhythmic vocal speech adds a terrific learning experience, and the comfortable vocal range allows for singing in performance. Piano/vocal arrangements are included, along with digital access to performance/accompaniment audio recordings and PDFs of singer parts.
Plant and nurture the seeds of learning with these imaginative original songs: Do the Funky Thing; Hip Hop Hippity Hop; Ice Skating; Imagine That!; Jumping Beans; Can't Sit Still; Do What I Do; Soar High; Skippity Dee Skippity Doo and Settle Down Song.
Enjoy this free mp3 and pdf of ”Do The Funky Thing”
Whether or not you have been asked to incorporate music into other areas of the school curriculum, the following musicals and collections will work extremely well in addressing this need.
The Green Machine Team - Ecology
Recycle, replenish, and renew" is the theme of "The Green Machine Team," a "Rise & Shine" musical specifically designed to be performed on choral risers. Complete with reproducible singer parts, poster and program art, composer information, and a performance/accompaniment CD, this program teaches an important lesson in a fun way! 22 minutes.
Enjoy this free pdf and mp3 of the opening song “The Green Machine”
Rounds and Partner Songs make excellent choral selections to teach either remotely or in a traditional choral setting.
Enjoy a free pdf of this Morroccan Round A Ram Sam Sam:
Enjoy a free lesson plan and pdf of America the Beautiful from All American Singalong Songs:
Enjoy a free pdf of this German Art song by Robert Schumann. Die Lotusblume SSA:
Enjoy a free pdf of a quasi/partner song combining the traditional spirituals Hard Trials with Standin’ in the Need of Prayer, arranged for 3 pt mixed voices.