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Art Music – students write music verses and use kinesthetic intelligences to imitate bat sound & flight


Music, Science  




Title – The Incredible Yuma Bat and Clapper Rail Unit – Art Music
By – Brenda E. Wilson
Primary Subject – Science
Secondary Subjects – Music
Grade Level – 6

Period of Time: One-half month unit of study

Purpose: to introduce to the students the wonderful world of Bats and Clapper Rails.

Art Music Standards: 1AM-E10. Use a variety of traditional (e.g., voices, instruments) and non-traditional (e.g., paper tearing, clapping, finger snapping, pencil tapping) sound sources and electronic media when composing and arranging

Other Subjects that will be integrated:

      Science, Technology, PE, Writing


      Science – sound, equilibrium of force and structure, matter, electricity;


    Technology: essential skills, current technologies

Materials: Pencils, paper, computer

Objective: C P The Students will be able to learn the songs about the Bats and Clapper Rails.

Anticipatory Set: They will also assimilate the sounds of bats when they use echolocation in searching for insects to eat. The students will be using their fingers to imitate the clicking sound of the bat. They will also use their voices to imitate the clapper rails sound. The children will use the music and bodily kinesthetic intelligences and affective psychomotor domains to produce the desired vicarious experience ladder.

The teacher will open up with the two songs Along the Shores and Bring Back the Bat . Then the teacher will have the students get out their pencils and write verses to the songs they just heard and hand them in before the lunch break. They will also do some bodily kinesthetic activities by clicking their fingers to make the sounds that bats make and flapping their arms so as to imitate the flying of the bats and clapper rails.

Accommodations: There will be the same assignments in Braille, and Sign Language charts.

* Abbreviations for Cognitive = C, Assistive = A, Psychomotor = P

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