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This is a lesson on dynamics
Song Used: Wilderness Thunderstorm by
Element to Teach: Dynamics (soft and
Grade Level: Second grade
Concept: The students will experience a gradual change in dynamics from soft to loud that will be experienced through movement and listening.
Objectives: The students will:
Listen to a thunderstorm in class
Create a rainstorm in the classroom
Experience soft and loud through movement
Materials Needed: tape/CD player, recording of a rainstorm,
The teacher will ask the students questions
such as, "Do you like them?, Are you scared of them?. Discuss.
1. Play the recording of a thunderstorm while the students listen to the dynamics of it.
2. Teacher explains to class that we will create a thunderstorm using our bodies in a round – like fashion.
3. Split class into 3 groups and explain the order for creating the thunderstorm.
4. Create thunderstorm:
a) rub hands together
b) snap fingers
c) pat hands on legs
d) stomp feet on ground/play drums
e) pat hands on legs
f) snap fingers
g) rub hands together STOP.
5. Discuss how our thunderstorm was soft and loud.
Evaluation: The entire class participates in creating a thunderstorm in the classroom.
Follow – Up: The teacher asks the students what parts of the thunderstorm were softest and what part was the loudest. How did we show that in our creation of thunderstorm?