This is a fun activity I use on the first day of Middle School General Music!I play 15 different short listening examples - I personally use a playlist from my iTunes, but you could use a CD, youtube, etc.Students listen to the short clip and then choose which style it fits in best.
Movie Music Composition Project. Great way to get upper elementary and middle school students creating, analyzing, selecting etc. Includes lessons for composing their own film soundtrack, adding their own sound effects, and studying John Williams and a foley artist as well.
Jazz up your middle school music curriculum with this 26 page bundle of Jazz music worksheets, activities, assessments, and a unit test! This unit is meant to accompany the film "The Story of Jazz" directed Matthew Seig which can be found on YouTube.
Whether you're new to working with middle school choirs or seeking advice on improving your effectiveness, you'll appreciate the useful hands-on strategies in The First Weeks of Middle School Chorus. Implement Freer's specific, ready-to-use tips immediately in your rehearsals. He reminds you of things you've forgotten, prompts you to reframe what you already do, and encourages you to try new approaches. Organized in lists for easy reference, the book takes you through the first weeks of…
This interactive music notebook is a great tool for assessing middle school (5th and 6th grade) music students while encouraging creativity and ownership of learning. This file can be used in a variety of ways, including as traditional interactive notebook pages, worksheets, assessments, differentiated activities, evidence of learning, and more!Save money with the bundles.