Song Collections for Cross-Curricular Instruction Monday, November 11, 2013
Music teachers are increasingly asked to teach material from a wide variety of subject areas (especially the new Common Core) while still meeting the Standards for Music Education. Stanton’s recommends these new song collections that incorporate language arts, social studies and even physical education into your music curriculum.
Learn the rules and you’ll go far! Reinforce basic grammar concepts while rockin’ to the beat with another winning resource from Hal Leonard’s Rock ‘n’ Learn series. This standards-based study explores nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, contractions, capitalization and more – all put to music for learning that lasts! Perfect for Music class, Language Arts or any other academic area, the Teacher Book includes reproducible song sheets with chord symbols and simple choreography, and worksheets to reinforce learning. For performance options, a script is also included that introduces each of the eight original songs.
“Sing and Play” these songs from around the world and watch as your students’ musicianship grows hand-in-hand with their understanding of our worldwide community. Including French, Native American, Indian, Japanese, Czech, Spanish, Caribbean, and African songs, this resource is overflowing with ensemble pieces for voices and pitched and non-pitched percussion. Mari makes introducing them easy by offering teaching suggestions as well as ideas to extend and adapt the music. Gorgeous performance tracks highlight arrangement options, offer audio examples, and assist with foreign texts. Printable vocal and instrumental scores featuring Alphanotes notation round out this must-have classroom collection.
Name the U.S. presidents in order and learn some interesting fun facts! Did you know the father of our country wore wooden teeth? Which president helped write the Declaration of Independence and played the cello? What president was known for his fireside chats with the American people? Who was a movie star before becoming president? Sing across the curriculum with familiar melodies set to new presidential lyrics. Choreography and reproducible lyric sheets are also included.
It’s time to get movin’! Bring your knees to your nose. Do a little ol’ soft shoe. Be a turkey. Make angels in the snow. Be President! Get ready to shimmy & shake and wiggle & giggle from the first day of school to the last. Here are twelve more seasonal songs from the popular “Hop ‘Til You Drop” series that will help you do just that! Present each song with helpful teaching tips, simple movement ideas and reproducible lyric sheets. Accompany your class with piano arrangements, or sing-along with John and a group of children singers.