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  Music
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Middle School , High School

Business Careers, Music, Technology Media

Software Programs

2Tone
http://teachnet-uk.org.uk/2007%20Projects/Biz-2Tone/2Tone/index.htm
Pupils are asked to design and present a data handling system for the management of a fictitious music company called '2tone'. The system should host customer information and be sufficiently robust to provide solutions to problems.
Middle School , High School

Fine Arts, Music

Performing Arts

Bach Cadences
http://teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/Music-Bach%20Cadences/index.htm
This project focuses on the study of chorale cadences. Using the guide supplied within this resource and the audio-visual material offered, students learn how to harmonize choral cadences in the style of J.S. Bach.
High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Music, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet, Software Programs

Blues Music
http://teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/Music-The%20Blues/Cross-Curricular%20Music%20Project.ppt
This project will look at blues music and the diversity within it, considering factors such as instrumentation, style and emotional response, and the technological, social and political influences that have shaped the genre.
Middle School , High School

Music, Technology Media

Internet

Composing with the Instrument Families
http://teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/egolf
In this unit, students create a 15-second song that uses at least one sound sample from each of the four instrument families. This project uses the students' original and creative ideas to compose music that incorporates the learning of the instruments.
High School

Music

Composing with the Instrument Families
http://teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/egolf/
In this unit, students create a 15-second song that uses at least one sound sample from each of the four instrument families. This project uses the students' original and creative ideas to compose music that incorporates the learning of the instruments.
Middle School

Fine Arts, Music, Science, Technology Media

Performing Arts, American History, Community Culture, Internet, Video

Elvis Lives
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/nacionales/elvis.htm
Who is the "King of Rock & Roll" and why was he adored by millions of fans and still loved by so many some twenty five years after his death? This program is an introduction to a person many agree is the most widely known, loved, and recognized entertainer of all time--Elvis Presley. It was developed to enlighten the current generation of young people to the origins of rock and roll's first superstar.
Middle School

Music, Technology Media

Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs

From Magpies to Messiaen: Birds in Music
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/etobias/tobias.htm
This is a program in which middle school students study the influence that birds have had in music and create their own original music based on imitations and actual electronic samples of birdsong. They learn how composers make use of the everyday material around them and they gain a unique perspective on music. They learn various compositional techniques as well as fundamental music concepts.
Middle School , High School

Music, Social Studies

Community Culture, Global History

Global Rap
http://teachnet-uk.org.uk/2007%20Projects/Music-Global_Rap/Global_rap/index.htm
This resource should strengthen understanding of the contextual importance of music making in different cultures. By working with a musical genre which is already part of their cultural world, we should be able to make classroom music more engaging for our students.
Elementary

Music, Technology Media

Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Image work. . . through sound!
http://teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/ICT-Image%20Work/image-work/index.htm
The concept that color and musical harmony are linked has a long history, intriguing scientists such as Sir Isaac Newton. In this project, students explore images through sound!
High School

Music, Technology Media

Software Programs

Music Remix
http://teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/Music-Remixing/remixing/index.htm
Computer based music production, remixing and working with samples, can motivate those pupils who have limited or no instrumental and/or notation reading skills. It allows them to work with important compositional concepts such as structure, timbre, texture and arranging.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Music, Technology Media

Internet

Musical Journey Through Time
http://teachnet-lab.org/miami/2002/knorkin.htm
Students have the opportunity to learn about different types of music from Baroque to Gospel, composers from Beethoven to Run D.M.C, and styles from swing to hip hop. All learning styles are involved: the auditory learner hears the music, the visual learner views pictures of instruments and composers, the tactile learner creates listening tapes and/or CDs and the kinesthetic learner taps out rhythms of songs.
Middle School , High School

Music, Social Studies, Technology Media

American History, Community Culture, Digital Media

Podcasting in the Classroom
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantwinners/GrantTeachNet_RianWilkinson_PostcastingInTheClassroom.htm
This project was designed to be a culminating activity for a 9th grade Music History unit covering popular music in America during the 1930s. Student podcasts are created through the use of images, sound bytes, written information, and multimedia.
Middle School , High School

English Language Arts, Music, Technology Media

Poetry Creative Writing, Writing, Digital Media, Software Programs

Setting Text to Music
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantwinners/TeachNetDisseminator_EvaEgolf.htm
Students create original music compositions and incorporate original text. Students research the conventions of writing poetry and learn about form in music from online resources. When they create the songs, they use contemporary software and multitrack recording techniques.
Middle School , High School

Fine Arts, Music

Art History, Performing Arts

Sounds of Kandinsky
http://teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/Music-Sounds_of_Kandinsky/index.htm
Kandinsky considered music to be the most developed of the abstract arts and consciously made connections between developments in music and the visual arts. This project uses a Kandinsky painting to generate musical ideas for a group composition.
Elementary , Middle School

Music

The Ultimate Instrument
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantwinners/PowerToLearn_JulieReksc.htm
The Ultimate Instrument is an interactive unit in which students design, create, and learn about the instrument families of the symphony orchestra through the use of technology.
Elementary

Fine Arts, Foreign Language, Music, Social Studies, Technology Media

Art History, Painting, Internet, Software Programs, Video

Viva Mexico
http://teachnet-lab.org/miami/2002/rduarte.htm
Viva Mexico is based on interactive units that build students research skills. The students have fun surfing the Internet while acquiring information for the different activities they participate in. Once students reach a particular website, it is up to them to gather the information to be used in the presentation. Students complete a series of four lessons with numerous activities in each lesson. Because the lessons are in different disciplines, particularly art and music, the learning process becomes enhanced, more enjoyable and long-lasting.
High School

Music, Technology Media

Internet, Software Programs

West End Blues
http://ioe.ac.uk/TeachNetUK/nbluck/index.html
This unit is designed for anyone who is interested in finding out more about the Blues. Students will work cooperatively to complete tasks that require Internet research and the development of presentations.
 
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