DRUM DOGS / Students Imagine Stories and Play Drums / middle

Last changed: 05/30/2019 12:49pm
Music English
Grade Level Program Alignment
1 45 min
In-School Workshop In-school Performance (intended for individual classes of a grade level to experience separately)
All year.
$10 0
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Four-color graphic of each DRUM DOG breed for to show the students for reference. I tell true, short stories as examples to illustrate problems that are resolved by DRUM DOG POWERS.
Writing paper and pens or pencils for the students.
Please arrange the space so that four student teams can sit together to imagine and write their story. Minimum of 30 minutes for load in and setup, and 20 minutes for re-pack and load out.
I CAN imagine and write stories about that establish a situation and a resolution; I CAN collaborate with, and empathize with, classmates to create a story; I CAN play music together with educators and classmates.
In four DRUM DOG TEAMS within each classroom, students collaborate to create and write short stories about four breeds of dogs: Labrador Retriever; Japanese Hokkaido; Australian Kelpie; German Shepherd.E

Each Team imagines a story in which a problem situation gets resolved by a dog’s DRUM DOG POWER.

The Powers are: Assistance and Guiding; Physical Strength and Endurance; Herding and Safety; Search and Rescue.

Working together in the process builds students’ critical thinking skills. They experience how values of self-regulation, listening, persistence, and empathy are important for successful group activities.

Bob teaches public speaking skills for students to read their Team’s story aloud to the other Teams.

He teaches students how to use phonetic skills to innovate a DRUM DOG RHYTHM that’s based on the stories that each Team has imagined. He leads all of the Teams to play together with the four Rhythms on his age-appropriate hand drums.

DRUM DOGS welcomes caregivers and adult family members to participate. Bob requires advance notice of their attendance to insure having enough drums.

Grade 6

Grade 6: Writing Standards: Text Types and Purposes: Group # 3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences. a. Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically. e. Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.
Grade 6: Music: Performing: Anchor Standard #6: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work: a. Perform the music with technical accuracy to convey the creator's intent.