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Classroom Content
Fine Arts Content
Grade Band
Animal Action - Descriptive writing with music and movement.English/Language Arts: Using knowledge of descriptive language as they write about animals.Music: Students can respond to music through descriptive language.K-2
Glass Slipper Bullies - Recognizing and diffusing bullying behavior through music.Health: Students can describe ways to recognize bullying.Music: Students can use music to tell a story.K-3
Babar's Travels - Immigration and travel patterns are explored through music.Social Studies: Students can describe immigration paths.Music: Students can describe how music influences culture.1-3
Booming Patterns - Teaches math patterns using boomwackers in music.Math: Students can identify, create and manipulate patterns.Music: Students can use instruments alone and with others. Students can identify, create and manipulate ostinati.1-3
Dance to the Story - This lesson helps struggling readers with decoding and fluency through movement.Reading: Students can understand summary, plot, character development, author perspective and inference.Dance: Students can manipulate their bodies to fluently share a story through movement.1-3
Shape Shifter: This lesson teaches concrete poetry through the visual art of Betsy Hawley Kelso.English/Language Arts: Students can demonstrate understanding of allegory.

Math: Students can demonstrate understanding of geometric principles.
Visual Art: Students can observe and critique famous artists and styles. Students can create a piece of art using a specified artistic technique.1-3
The Magic Opera - Teaches reading composition through an introduction to opera.Reading: Students can read a story for comprehension and plot.Music: Students can perform melodic patterns (do-re-mi). Students can demonstrate knowledge of a classical composer.1-3
Writing Scrapbooks - Uses digital media/blogging to create a writing journal that documents student growth.Writing: Students can write persuasively on a topic.Visual Art: Students can organize their thoughts using various media to create a new piece of art.2-5
Form and Observation: This lesson uses music to identify patterns and develop observation skills needed in science.Next Generation Science Standards: NGSS 1-LS3-1: Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that young plants and animals are like, but not the same, as their parents.Music: Identify same and different patterns in music.K-1







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