lesson plans
Block Paper Rhythms

Lesson: Block, Paper, Rhythms

Kanisha Howard’s lesson Block, Paper, Rhythms will work well for children who are learning in person, hybrid or online. This is a fun way to review songs and rhythms and explore composition.

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Incredibox

Lesson: Incredibox to the Rescue

LeslieAnne Bird shares her Incredibox lessons designed to encourage students to compose their own arrangements through manipulation of layered percussive and melodic ostinati.

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Bordun

Types of Borduns in Elementary General Music

One way to instantly bring more musical interest and musical independence to the elementary general music classroom is by adding a bordun. Victoria Boler defines what borduns are, looks at four different types, and provides guidelines for making your own musical decisions.

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Music mapping

Magical Mapping

Vicky Suarez provides inspiration with her processes for creating and following magical music maps with her students.

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virtual keyboard

Learning AND Fun Using a Virtual Keyboard

Megan Stilla shares her process for incorporating a virtual keyboard into her lessons to continue her students’ love of playing instruments.

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body percussion

Lessons: Speech, Body Percussion & Untuned Percussion

Roger Sams and Michael Vasquez share two free lessons from their book Percussive Play: Building Rhythmic Skills Through Partwork, Poetry, and Movement.

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Dim Sum for Everyone

Lesson: Dim Sum for Everyone

To help your students welcome The Year of the Ox, Aimee Curtis Pfiztner has shared some wonderful lesson ideas inspired by her travels and based on the children’s book Dim Sum for Everyone.

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While We Can't Hug

Lesson Ideas: Kindness is Elemental

The board members of ACEMM are hoping to spread a little bit of love with lesson ideas inspired by the beautiful book, “While We Can’t Hug,” by Eoin McLaughlin.

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