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Eighth Grade Lesson Plans for Music Subjects

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Music in relation to history is the topic of this contemporary classical music lesson

Title – Introduction to Contemporary Classical Music By – Greg Love Primary Subject – Music Secondary Subjects – English, Social Studies Grade Level – 8 Standards Addressed: National Standard #6 — Listening to, analyzing, and describing music. National Standard #8 — Understanding …

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Subjects:

Language Arts, Music, Social Studies  

Grade:

8  

This excellent lesson on the “We Shall Overcome” civil rights anthem teaches the historical power of music

Title – We Are the Freedom Riders By – Stuart Stotts, author of We Shall Overcome: A Song That Changed the World in cooperation with Linda Carpenter Primary Subject – Social Studies Secondary Subject – Music Grade Level – 5-8 Delivery Time …

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Subjects:

Music, Social Studies  

Grades:

5, 6, 7, 8  

Students invent and use a new notation system in this lesson

Title – Creating Your Own Notation System By – Amy Sladowski Primary Subject – Music Secondary Subjects – Art Grade Level – 8-10 Inventing a New Notation System Pre-requisites: The students should learn how read treble and bass clef as well as …

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Subjects:

Art, Music  

Grades:

8, 9, 10  

Staff Game is a kinetic activity idea for reinforcing the fundamentals of music

Title – Staff Game By – Delma Threadgill Primary Subject – Music Grade Level – 3rd – 8th Initial Note: This is a great activity to reinforce the fundamentals of music. Procedure: Draw a music staff on the floor at one end …

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Subject:

Music  

Grades:

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  

Here students write a Grammy nomination letter for their favorite artist or group

Title – Grammy Letter By – Bob Urbani Primary Subject – Music Secondary Subjects – Language Arts Grade Level – 6-8 “Today we will be doing an outline of a letter we are going to write to nominate our favorite singer or …

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Subjects:

Language Arts, Music  

Grades:

6, 7, 8  

In this “delightfully fun” but challenging lesson, students “Step-Clap-Kick” quarter note/rest rhythms

Title – Step Clap Kick By – Susie Primary Subject – Music Secondary Subjects – Health / Physical Education Grade Level – 3rd-8th Concept / Topic To Teach: Quarter note/rest rhythms Standards Addressed: Reading/notating music General Goal: Have students better understand quarter …

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Subjects:

Music, P.E. & Health  

Grades:

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  

Music Theory Basketball is played here

Title – Music Basketball Basics By – Hayley Winslow Primary Subject – Music Secondary Subject – PE Grade Level – 4-8 Materials: Basketball hoop and ball, flashcards containing music theory information. Objectives: Assess the knowledge that individual students have about music theory. …

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Subjects:

Music, P.E. & Health  

Grades:

4, 5, 6, 7, 8  

Students produce a multimedia fairy tale photo story here told from a different perspective

Title – What Really Did Happen? By – Oscar Castillo Primary Subject – Language Arts Secondary Subjects – Social Studies, Music, Computers / Internet Grade Level – 6-12 Concept/Topic To Teach: Different outcomes in stories depending on perspectives. Texas Essential Knowledge and …

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Subjects:

Computers & Internet, Language Arts, Music, Social Studies  

Grades:

6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12  

In this lesson, students use a familiar folk melody and Bela Bartok’s inspiration to compose their own song

Title – Use you own folk melodies! By – Robert Gowan Primary Subject – Music Grade Level – 6-8 Folk Music in Popular Styles Subject: Strings Academic Objectives: Students will find folk influences in popular music. Students will recognize the use of …

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Subject:

Music  

Grades:

6, 7, 8  

This idea is on “Radio Stars” and involves the students Acting as Radio Personalities

Title – Radio Stars By – Joan M Diez Subject – Social Studies, Music Grade Level – Grades 6-9  My students love listening to music, so I decided to give them the chance to play the role of professional disc jockeys at …

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Subjects:

Music, Social Studies  

Grades:

6, 7, 8, 9  

This writing idea connects music to the literature your class is studying

Title – Musical Reaction Writing By – Sadie Truax Primary Subject – Language Arts Secondary Subjects – Music Grade Level – 8-12 Materials: This lesson plan requires that the teacher bring two or more musical selections (cassettes or cds and the appropriate …

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Subjects:

Language Arts, Music  

Grades:

8, 9, 10, 11, 12  

This lesson idea demonstrates the common element of rhythm in multi-cultural and rock music

Title – Roots of Rock By – Diane Hamilton Primary Subject – Music Grade Level – 5-8 This lesson focuses on helping students discover the common element of rhythm in multi-cultural and rock music Objective: Perform rhythms with multi-cultural music Materials: Small …

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Subject:

Music  

Grades:

5, 6, 7, 8  

Although not a lesson plan, this “Eternal Flame” song may be helpful in dealing with terrorism

Title – Eternal Flame By – Skip West Primary Subject – Music Secondary Subjects – Grade Level – 4-12 Dear Friends, I have written and recorded a song in honor of all victims of terrorism and have included the lyrics here. If …

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Subject:

Music  

Grades:

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12  

This is a low stress spelling game for music and other words

Title – Musical Sparkle By – Joanne Primary Subject – Music Secondary Subjects – Language Arts Grade Level – 2-8 This is a spelling game. You can use music and non-music words. Students stand in a circle or sit on desks. Teacher …

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Subjects:

Language Arts, Music  

Grades:

2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  

In this lesson, students compose a sound map with classroom instruments

Title – Lesson on Creating a Sound Map By – Sabrina LaPointe Primary Subject – Music Grade Level – 3-8 Title: Creating a Sound Map Standards: Performing on instruments Reading and notating music Goals: To read notated rhythms correctly To correctly use …

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Subject:

Music  

Grades:

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  

This plan contains information about Beethoven and Bach

Composer “Road Rally” by Sandy Toms Preparation: Write one question each separate card or piece of paper. Attach these cards or papers to the backs of a # card (see Key) OR hide them in appropriate places while writing the directions on …

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Subject:

Music  

Grades:

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12  

This brief idea suggests teaching Beethoven’sOde to Joyduring the Olympics

Title – Music of the Olympics By – Mary Whiteley Primary Subject – Music Secondary Subjects – Social Studies Grade Level – K-12 Olympics is a great time to teach Beethoven’s Ode to Joy… or the Olympic march for Athletes… the children …

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Subject:

Music  

Grades:

PreK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12  

A lesson idea called “Lovely Rivers” which uses songs about with Rivers

Title – Lovely Rivers By – Joan M Diez Subject – Social Studies, Music Grade Level – Grades: 5-9 The following is one of the most enjoyable activities I have ever carried out. And I must say my students loved it, too. …

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Subjects:

Music, Social Studies  

Grades:

5, 6, 7, 8, 9  

This lesson is on instruments, sounds, and compositions and uses the Internet

Title – Exploring Music Instruments Using the Internet By – Michelle Johnson Primary Subject – Music Secondary Subjects – Internet, Multidisciplinary Grade Level – 6-8 Note: This lesson plan makes use of a worksheet that is not included. You should be able …

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Subjects:

Computers & Internet, Music  

Grades:

6, 7, 8  

Be popular! Assign this Christmas song parody idea!

Title – Christmas Remakes By – Cindy Penaluna Primary Subject – Language Arts Secondary Subjects – Music, Computers / Internet Grade Level – 7-12 Procedure: The students pick their favorite Christmas song. (Name a few to get them started.) The students look …

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Subjects:

Computers & Internet, Language Arts, Music  

Grades:

7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12  

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