Students will select items from a simulated landfill in the school gym to use in building an instrument from recycled materials through a group relay race. Students will glean the knowledge they gained by viewing the "Landfill Harmonic" clip, studying a link explaining the “Engineering Design and Building Process” as well as reviewing the link “How Instruments Work” about the size and shape of an instrument and how it affects the sound. Class discussion on this sound production of traditional instruments will be valuable in the students' building process. Groups will lastly collaborate to create a poster and write a script for their presentation showing how they built their instrument from recycled materials. This lesson was developed by Angela Windley as part of their completion of the North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge program. This lesson plan has been vetted at the local and state level for standards alignment, Global Education focus, and content accuracy.
Students will gather their group instruments, posters, and scripts and will present the making of the instrument, the learning process about poverty, as well as perform the instrument sound. Group members will assess themselves as well as other members of their group. The assessment will include each student's individual contribution and effectiveness in participating in the presentation. Students also will assess other groups' work and rate the effectiveness of the presentation. The teacher will write an assessment for each group which will be shared individually by the teacher with the groups. This lesson was developed by Angela Windley as part of their completion of the North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge program. This lesson plan has been vetted at the local and state level for standards alignment, Global Education focus, and content accuracy.
This lesson will introduce students to the History the Nutcracker Ballet by P.I. Tchaikovsky. They will learn and listen about History the Nutcracker Ballet by P.I. Tchaikovsky through the resources provided.
The North Carolina Symphony's Musical Meditations series offers moments to be calm, present, and mindful, supporting stress-management during the busy school day. Each short video features the NC Symphony playing musical excerpts from famous composers set to the breathtaking visuals from North Carolina State Parks.