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.
North Carolina Symphony
The NC Kids' Exploration Journals are a fun educational tool to help youth explore their communities and natural surroundings! Each journal contains: 18 multidisciplinary activities with guided prompts, 6 lined journal pages for recording observations and reflections, and 4 blank pages for individual creativity.
The digital versions of the journal are designed to be printed out for students either as individual activities or in its entirety so that they can explore their school yard, local park, or own backyard. Though designed for 1st - 5th-graders, older audiences may enjoy them too! They are also available in both English and Spanish languages.
While supplies last, hard copies of the journals are currently available for free to teachers by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Arts Education
- English Language Arts
- Healthful Living
- Social Studies
- Material Type:
- Teaching/Learning Strategy
- NC Arts Council A+ Schools Program
- NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources
- NC Museum of Natural Sciences
- NC State Parks
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Take students on a musical journey to learn “What Makes Music, Music?,” exploring fundamentals such as melody, rhythm, dynamics, tempo, and texture! This resource's link takes you to a very short form that gives you free access to the teacher guide/lesson plan books, student readings, videos, and presentation slides. The 8 lessons are:
- Introduction to the Orchestra & Musical Storytelling with Beethoven
- Form with Jessie Montgomery
- Dynamics with Mozart
- Rhythm with Joplin
- Texture with Anthony Kelley
- Tempo with Arturo Márquez (online concert)
- Melody with Terry Mizesko
- Finale with Carlos Simon (online concert)