» Age Range 12 to 15: Music & Other Subjects

Acting Up, A Melodrama (ArtsEdge USA)

June 1, 2010

Go to resource: Acting Up, A Melodrama, published by the Kennedy Center, US, and written by Mary Beth Bauernschub, is a unit based on the book Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. In this unit, students incorporate their own music compositions into a student-produced melodrama. The unit also utilizes and explores drama and arts language.

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aMuse Sample Units


January 11, 2011

Sample Units from Australian Music Educators Assoc (Vic) – under the heading “aMuse VELS Support Documents”

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Artology – applications


March 14, 2013

Dear teachers

Please see below information about a wonderful project that may interest your senior students (Australia-wide). It is a great opportunity to explore your creativity with like-minded students from across all arts disciplines. Please forward to students who may be interested.

Regards

Louise Barkl

Artology Remix 2013

Calling all teenagers | Entries close 15 March

How would you like to create a great work of performance art alongside some of Australia’s top performers, writers and other artists?

Artology Remix is a creative program that gives you exactly that opportunity.

If you are a budding artist from ANY art form (Dance, Music, Drama, Visual Arts etc.), we encourage you to apply. You do NOT need to be skilled in all the art forms – you only need to be proficient in at least one.

You will meet inspiring people and create art at the highest level. You will meet like-minded individuals and be mentored at every turn. You will emerge from this program with skills and knowledge you can’t imagine.

All tuition is FREE. If you are 15-20 years old, and passionate about your creativity, apply HERE (www.artology.org.au/remix)

You will meet inspiring people and create art at the highest level. You will meet like‐minded individuals
and be mentored (free) at every turn. You will emerge from this program with skills and knowledge you can’t
imagine.
Applications are being accepted from students aged 15‐18 from anywhere in Australia. While this
program is designed with high school students in mind, we will also accept applications from older and
younger students who demonstrate strong aptitude and desire to participate.
The workshops will take place during school holidays in April and June/July 2013 as follows:
 WORKSHOP 1: a 10‐day period between 16‐ 25 April; exact dates to be announced
 WORKSHOP 2: a 14‐day period between 29 June ‐13 July; exact dates to be announced
 PERFORMANCE: occurs at the end of the July period at the Art Gallery of NSW in July 2013.
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ArtsEdge Kennedy Centre Music Lesson Plans (USA)

February 15, 2010

Go to resource: ArtsEdge Kennedy Centre Music Lesson Plans (USA) offers dozens of music lesson plans, many of which are integrated with other subjects such as science and maths. Each lesson plan is graded according to age level, arts subject, and other subjects. ArtsEdge is a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and is a partner of Thinkinfinity, a consortium of USA national education organisations. ArtsEdge’s aim is to implement arts programs in schools.

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Baraka lesson idea


May 24, 2012

HERE is a scene from Baraka called “Balinese monkey chant”. Baraka is a feature-length film without any script. Show this scene to a class, and discuss the role of music in eastern cultures, how a film can be created without any scripted text, the importance of music in films … Enjoy!

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cinematic musical


March 19, 2012

Watch THIS TEDx YouTube clip about a collaboratively-made film by Daniel Johns (from Silverchair) and Josh Wakely. Discuss how music can be inspired by images, stories and pictures. Discuss how film can be inspired by music.

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Find your passion in life and pursue it (video)

March 27, 2011

A 5 minute video summary of a presentation given by Michael Griffen to students re. multiple intelligences.

http://www.screencast.com/users/mgriffin63/folders/Default/media/1f7632bc-d023-4602-9686-e4aadf9be1f1

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Haunting Music (ArtsEdge USA)

July 2, 2010

Go to resource: Haunting Music (ArtsEdge USA) is a six-lesson unit that focuses on program music through exploration of ’spooky’ orchestral works by Berlioz and Saint-Saens.The unit is published and written by ArtsEdge, the Kennedy Center, USA. The lessons include analysis of musical works, storywriting, and creating a class mural.  The unit is recommended for Grades 4 to 7 (USA).

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Integrating Music with curriculum (Phil Tulga)

January 7, 2011

Go to resource: Phil Tulga presents a list of interactive activities and lesson plans which combine Music with Science, Language and Maths.

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Integrating the arts: twelve school-based experiences

February 2, 2010

Go to resource: Integrating the arts: twelve school-based experiences, published by the Department for Education and Children’s Services, SA, 1997, gives twelve case best-practice case studies for the teaching of the arts in schools. The publication is relevant to teachers of Early Childhood (Reception) through to secondary school (Year 10).

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Jersey Boys


January 11, 2011

Jersey Boys (the musical) has compiled free, high quality lesson plans for teachers. The resource includes lesson content for Drama, Music, English, Art, Dance and History.

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Mind Matters

December 29, 2009

Go to resource: Mind Matters is a national health initiative for secondary schools funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. The site gives resources for teaching/implementing mental health programs in schools, including integration with an arts program.

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Multicultural Perspectives in Music

February 22, 2010

Go to resource: Multicultural Perspectives in Music is a NSW Department of Education and Training site, and a collaboration between the NSW Creative Arts Unit, Musica Viva Australia, and Sirocco. The site is part of a project that was a partnership between the NSW Curriculum K-12 Directorate and the Multicultural Programs Unit. The site contains links to articles, classroom activities, audio and visual examples, and links to other related sites about multicultural music.

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new books – Instant Lessons in Music – Australian

April 2, 2011

Fresh off the printing press – Instant Lessons in Music (Vols 3, 4 & 5) – photocopiable /digital lessons designed to enhance school Music programs OR leave for Emergency teachers (without the need for musical competency) – suits 11-16 year old Music classes – written by an Australian teacher for Australian students.

Vol 3: Music in Australia

Vol 4: Everyday musicality

Vol 5: Theory, composition & song-writing

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Songs for Teaching (USA)

February 9, 2010

Go to resource: Songs for Teaching is an American website that offers downloadable songs for teaching various non-music subjects, integrating music into learning tasks. Users need to purchase songs. Each song is searchable via subject name or via artist name.

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Speed = distance / time singing video


July 19, 2013

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CWlNoNpXCc

A fun (or funny) video using song to recall a formula

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Study, Stress & Music (video)

March 27, 2011

Michael Griffin presents a 5 minute video summary of a presentation designed for school students (and staff), re. listening to music while studying – including styles of music that are helpful to study/learning & when music can hinder.

http://www.screencast.com/users/mgriffin63/folders/Default/media/60bb3a14-6258-4ad0-9200-84314ff34f59

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TES connect – free teaching resources

January 10, 2011

Go to resource: TES Connect collates free teacher-created resources from UK. This link is for Secondary Music resources and links. You will need to sign up to view resources – signing up is free and simple.

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Wallace & Gromit – create the music

November 25, 2012

THIS website takes you to free downloads of film clip (MP4), script, storyboard and teaching ideas (PDF). Australian students cannot enter the competition, but can certainly enjoy the process. Suits Middle School.

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Waltzing Matilda – lesson idea

March 5, 2011

Waltzing Matilda free historical resources – LESSON IDEA: explore the content on the Music Australia webpage (old sheet music and old jazz recordings of “Waltzing Matilda”) … listen to and discuss the differences between the old recordings (found at the bottom of the webpage) and the way “Waltzing Matilda” is performed/sung today

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Year 8 Film Music


October 6, 2011

Here are some links I’ve created with ViewPure to allow students to view/listen to scenes from various films:

Shrek: Hallelujah Harry Potter: Hedwig’s Theme (no visuals) Moulin Rouge: Elephant scene Shrek: Dance Party Top Gun: Highway to the Danger Zone Man from Snowy River: the descent

Lesson ideas: describe how the music matches the images, try to figure out melody/chords, listen for mash-ups, discuss whether the music was written to match the film scene (or vice versa).

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