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Have Drums Will Travel (Middle)

Last changed: 06/12/2019 9:42am
6 Phy. Education Theatre Music
Music Social Studies English
Both Grade Level and Arts/PE Program Alignment
1 60 min
1 60 min
In-School Workshop In-School workshop (intended for individual classes of a grade level to experience separately.)
Available all school year September - June.
$10 0
$200 0
no Phone
Drums and percussion instruments for each student and teacher, for each classroom to experience individually.
The teaching artist will provide everything.
Large enough classroom space for students to form a circle with chairs. An auditorium or gym space is also good.
I can name the drum I am playing. I can play an expressive rhythmic phrase on a drum. I can explain the impact and connection of drum playing to African culture.
First, the instructor will give a brief history of the drums including how they are made and the various purposes. Students will then engage in conversations about the cultural importance and relevance of the music created by the drums.

Next, the students will learn proper warm ups and techniques required for maintaining physical fitness as needed to play the drum. Students will learn how to make the three basic sounds of the drum, bass (elephant) tone (monkey) and slap (lion).

The class will end with students sharing music and history learned in the class.
First, the instructor will give a brief history of the drums including how they are made and the various purposes. Students will then engage in conversations about the cultural importance and relevance of the music created by the drums.

Next, the students will learn proper warm ups and techniques required for maintaining physical fitness as needed to play the drum. Students will learn how to make the three basic sounds of the drum, bass (elephant) tone (monkey) and slap (lion).

The class will end with students sharing music and history learned in the class.

Grade 6

Grade 6: History HIS 6.1 Use questions about historically significant people or events to explain the impact on a region.
Heath Standard 2 - Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors.
Grade 6: MUSIC: (MU:Cr1.1.6.a) Generate simple rhythmic, melodic and harmonic phrases within AB and ABA forms that convey expressive intent.
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