Lesson Plans

Good news! We now offer all Soundtrap educators detailed lesson plans (and snapshot ideas) to inspire classroom activities and to make learning fun, made by teachers for teachers!

Adding Tracks

Students will demonstrate their ability to add software instrument tracks by creating a project with at least three tracks

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Composition Project

Students will compose a piece of music in relation to an inspiration by effectively producing sounds together in a digital audio workstation.

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Constructing Meaning in Musical Chairs

Students will demonstrate an understanding of phrasing in music through creating interactive musical experiences.

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Create Your Own Ringtone

Students will demonstrate basic proficiency with Soundtrap by using loops to compose and export a short audio file.

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Creation Project #1 Teacher Assessment Checklist

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic functions of Soundtrap, their role as producers of a creative project, and share their project with their teacher and at least one other student.  

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Creation Project #2 Self Assessment Checklist

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic functions of Soundtrap, share their project with at least one other student, showcase their creative project during a class listening party, and self-Assess their journey using the Self-Assessment Checklist.

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Creation Project #3 Peer Assessment Checklist

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic functions of Soundtrap, share their project with at least one other student, and self-Assess their journey using the Peer-Assessment Checklist.

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Creation Project #4 Collaboration Assessment Checklist

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic functions of Soundtrap, share their project with at least one other student, and self-Assess progress using the Collaboration Assessment Checklist.

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Drum Beats

Students will demonstrate their understanding of rhythmic notation by accurately completing the Drum Beats Sheet.

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Drum Beats Project

Students will demonstrate their understanding of how to perform and record basic rhythms by composing a simple 8-measure drum beat.

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Getting Loopy

Students will create a composition using rhythmic, harmonic and melodic loops.

View

Music & Well-Being

Students will demonstrate an understanding of their own state before and after listening to music., become more relaxed, and nderstand music is not a sport nor competition. Music is an art and a science and can be used to create a particular impact on a listener.

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NCAS 6-8 - Connect and Respond

Students will demonstrate an understanding of classical music and the evolution of classical music, describe differences in 3 classical pieces, and reflect and share their feelings about their favorite piece.

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NCAS 6-8 - Create

Students will demonstrate understanding of tempo, audio recording and microphone use, and create an arrangement of a classical musical piece in small groups.

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NCAS 6-8 - Perform

Students will demonstrate understanding of: live performance process and etiquette and contextualisation of music. Students will perform as a class and produce program notes and materials.

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NCAS 9-12 - Connect and Respond

Students will demonstrate understanding of hip-hop music and the evolution of hip-hop music, describe differences in four different hip-hop songs, and reflect and share their feelings about their favorite song.

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NCAS 9-12 - Create

Students will demonstrate understanding of tempo, loops, beats, arranging, audio recording and microphone use, and create an original hip-hop song.

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NCAS 9-12 - Perform

Students will demonstrate understanding of: live performance process and etiquette and contextualization of music. Students will perform as a class and produce program notes and materials.

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NCAS K-5 - Connect & Respond

Students will demonstrate an understanding of popular music and the evolution of pop music, describe differences in 3 different pop songs, and reflect and share their feelings about their favorite song.

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NCAS K-5 - Create

Students will demonstrate understanding of tempo, lyrics, audio recording, microphone use, and create a cover of a popular song as a class.

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NCAS K-5 - Perform

Students will demonstrate understanding of: Live performance process and etiquette and contextualisation of music. Students will perform as a class and produce program notes and materials.

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Playlist

Students will create a podcast about a playlist.

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Prompts for Making Beats

Record with MIDI

Students will demonstrate the ability to record MIDI by using virtual software instruments.

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Shakespeare and Hip-Hop

Students will demonstrate an understanding of rhythm in poetry by creating hip-hop versions of Shakespeare’s sonnets.

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Sound Map Soundscapes

Students will be sound explorers by making maps of the sounds around them and connecting them to personal objects, and compose and record an original soundscape.

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Storytelling

Students will explore Soundtrap as a resource to make rich recordings. They will explore the basics of recording techniques to create a polished version of the original soundtrack they have created based on their original story creations. They will have a final polished product in the form of an mp3 to be dropped in the visual representation of their story they create. At the end of the year, there will be a culminating celebration of the compositions and creations using various digital media platforms.

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That's a Rap!

Students will write a 4-measure rap within the specified structure and create a rhythmic backing to accompany themselves.

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The Band Broke Up (kind of)

Students will explore how technology can mediate musical engagement, and help overcome obstacles of physical separation in a music context

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The Original Jingle (Part I)

Students will create their own jingle using the provided resources (no vocal skills required!)

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The Original Jingle (Part II With Voice!)

Students will write and record their own jingle using the provided resources.

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The Original Jingle (Part III With Mashup!)

Students will mashup their original jingle with another and reflect on the entire creation process.

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Emoji Lesson

Students will be able to increase their emotion vocabulary and to interpret emotions. They will create a musical composition to match the mood/feeling of a selected emotion.

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Book Chat Podcast

Students will identify ideas they have about the text and practice identifying which ideas are best suited to a meaningful discussion by selecting a topic for conversation about the text they have read and practice conversational strategies by agreeing with, building on, or disagreeing with other students in constructive ways.  

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Create a Podcast

Students will create and publish a podcast designed to share an idea with a specific audience.

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Playlist

Students will create a podcast about a playlist.

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Poetic Voice

Students will demonstrate the ability to record audio using Soundtrap by recording spoken text over a musical background.

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Peer Review and Collaboration Using Voice Recording

Students will construct a short text using Soundtrap and submit it to a peer, deconstruct a text and provide feedback to a peer using Soundtrap, and analyze a recorded text to test their learning

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Personal Narrative Poetry

Students will define narrative poems, explain the composition of narrative poems, and write, record, edit  & publish a narrative poem.

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Phonemic Awareness by Recording Backwards

Students will demonstrate an understanding of various phonemes by producing tracks recorded backwards.

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Readers Theatre

Students will increase their fluency and comprehension through repeated readings and practice of Readers Theatre scripts and experience a variety of literature, including fiction and nonfiction, in the form of Readers Theatre scripts.

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Shakespeare and Hip-Hop

Students will demonstrate an understanding of rhythm in poetry by creating hip-hop versions of Shakespeare’s sonnets.

View

Storytelling

Students will explore Soundtrap as a resource to make rich recordings. They will explore the basics of recording techniques to create a polished version of the original soundtrack they have created based on their original story creations. They will have a final polished product in the form of an mp3 to be dropped in the visual representation of their story they create. At the end of the year, there will be a culminating celebration of the compositions and creations using various digital media platforms.

View

Emoji Lesson

Students will be able to increase their emotion vocabulary and to interpret emotions. They will create a musical composition to match the mood/feeling of a selected emotion.

View

Redacted Poetry

Students will be able to apply and synthesize: word choice, theme, imagery, tone, diction, mood. Students will write, record, edit & publish a redacted poem.

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Two Voice Poem

Students will write their own two voice poem with a peer and demonstrate the ability to record audio using Soundtrap by recording their two voice poem.

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Allies for Justice: Viva La Causa

Students will learn about the power of allies in civil and human rights movements, watch clips from Viva La Causa and identify allies within this movement, read Proclamation of the Delano Grape Workers for International Boycott Day and highlight phrases that stand out, as well as write, record, edit  & publish an audio recording from the proclamation of why it’s important to be an ally.

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Audio Field Guide

Students will build a field guide to on-campus birds, include song samples and spoken recordings of appearance, diet, and habitat.

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Interview A Spider

Students will gain an appreciation for different species of spiders, learn how to conduct an interview. They will also practice listening, taking notes and speaking.

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Simple Machines

Students will use a Hyperdoc to learn & research simple machines culminating in a Soundtrap audio presentation, explaining the simple machine's features and functionality.

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National Parks Visitor Podcast

Students will research National Parks in partners or triads and create podcasts to entice visitors to the Park.

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Music to Memorize the Periodic Table of Elements

Students will describe the atomic structure of an element, identify common physical properties and uses of elements within a family and demonstrate their understanding of a chemical element and its properties, discovery, and everyday use by creating a song.

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Adding Tracks

Students will demonstrate their ability to add software instrument tracks by creating a project with at least three tracks

View

Music, Loops, Coding, OH MY!

Students will learn the importance of loops in reference to computer programming by manipulating loops within Soundtrap to compose their own piece of music. 

View

What's in Your News

Students will be able to talk through and process current events, practice deep listening and consider alternative view, and develop an awareness of media and media literacy.

View

Code Your Own Radio

Students will use block coding on Scratch to create a radio to showcase their Soundtrap music.  

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Adding Tracks

Students will demonstrate their ability to add software instrument tracks by creating a project with at least three tracks

View

Fibonacci Sequence

Students will be able to list some connections between mathematics and music and describe the Fibonacci number pattern sequence, commonly called the Fibonacci Sequence, as well as explain some ways that it appears in music.

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Fractions & Pizza

Students will evaluate and compare equivalent fractions. The learners will use a visual representation to demonstrate the tangible meaning of fractions.

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Music & Fractions Connection

Students will identify equivalent fractions and be able to compare fractions to musical notes.

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Music to Memorize Formulas

Students will identify the correct formula for a given situation and demonstrate their understanding & application by creating a song.

View

Adding Tracks

Students will demonstrate their ability to add software instrument tracks by creating a project with at least three tracks

View

Constructing Meaning in Musical Chairs

Students will demonstrate an understanding of phrasing in music through creating interactive musical experiences.

View

Creation Project #1 Teacher Assessment Checklist

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic functions of Soundtrap, their role as producers of a creative project, and share their project with their teacher and at least one other student.  

View

Creation Project #2 Self Assessment Checklist

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic functions of Soundtrap, share their project with at least one other student, showcase their creative project during a class listening party, and self-Assess their journey using the Self-Assessment Checklist.

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Creation Project #3 Peer Assessment Checklist

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic functions of Soundtrap, share their project with at least one other student, and self-Assess their journey using the Peer-Assessment Checklist.

View

Creation Project #4 Collaboration Assessment Checklist

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic functions of Soundtrap, share their project with at least one other student, and self-Assess progress using the Collaboration Assessment Checklist.

View

Drum Beats

Students will demonstrate their understanding of rhythmic notation by accurately completing the Drum Beats Sheet.

View

Music & Well-Being

Students will demonstrate an understanding of their own state before and after listening to music., become more relaxed, and nderstand music is not a sport nor competition. Music is an art and a science and can be used to create a particular impact on a listener.

View

NCAS K-5 - Connect & Respond

Students will demonstrate an understanding of popular music and the evolution of pop music, describe differences in 3 different pop songs, and reflect and share their feelings about their favorite song.

View

NCAS K-5 - Create

Students will demonstrate understanding of tempo, lyrics, audio recording, microphone use, and create a cover of a popular song as a class.

View

NCAS K-5 - Perform

Students will demonstrate understanding of: Live performance process and etiquette and contextualisation of music. Students will perform as a class and produce program notes and materials.

View

Prompts for Making Beats

Storytelling

Students will explore Soundtrap as a resource to make rich recordings. They will explore the basics of recording techniques to create a polished version of the original soundtrack they have created based on their original story creations. They will have a final polished product in the form of an mp3 to be dropped in the visual representation of their story they create. At the end of the year, there will be a culminating celebration of the compositions and creations using various digital media platforms.

View

That's a Rap!

Students will write a 4-measure rap within the specified structure and create a rhythmic backing to accompany themselves.

View

Book Chat Podcast

Students will identify ideas they have about the text and practice identifying which ideas are best suited to a meaningful discussion by selecting a topic for conversation about the text they have read and practice conversational strategies by agreeing with, building on, or disagreeing with other students in constructive ways.  

View

Create a Podcast

Students will create and publish a podcast designed to share an idea with a specific audience.

View

Poetic Voice

Students will demonstrate the ability to record audio using Soundtrap by recording spoken text over a musical background.

View

Personal Narrative Poetry

Students will define narrative poems, explain the composition of narrative poems, and write, record, edit  & publish a narrative poem.

View

Phonemic Awareness by Recording Backwards

Students will demonstrate an understanding of various phonemes by producing tracks recorded backwards.

View

Read, Record, Reflect

Students will self-reflect and evaluate their own reading to improve reading fluency.

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Simple Machines

Students will use a Hyperdoc to learn & research simple machines culminating in a Soundtrap audio presentation, explaining the simple machine's features and functionality.

View

National Parks Visitor Podcast

Students will research National Parks in partners or triads and create podcasts to entice visitors to the Park.

View

Audio Field Guide

Students will build a field guide to on-campus birds, include song samples and spoken recordings of appearance, diet, and habitat.

View

Music, Loops, Coding, OH MY!

Students will learn the importance of loops in reference to computer programming by manipulating loops within Soundtrap to compose their own piece of music. 

View

Fractions & Pizza

Students will evaluate and compare equivalent fractions. The learners will use a visual representation to demonstrate the tangible meaning of fractions.

View

Music & Fractions Connection

Students will identify equivalent fractions and be able to compare fractions to musical notes.

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I Am Song

Students will recognize that each person has individual characteristics and talents, and that this variety of attributes contributes to building friendships as well as community in the classroom, school, and beyond through a created audio recording.

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Me in a Minute Podcast

Students will create their own podcasts using Soundtrap , write a script for their podcasts and describe themselves and their talents.

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My First Restaurant

Students will choose a location, cuisine, and restaurant name. They will then create a promotional flyer, menu and commercial for marketing purposes.

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Creating A Radio Commercial

Students will create a collaborative radio commercial for an actual product.

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Zip Code Soundscapes

Students will identify the sounds that create a sense of place in the classroom and where they live, write descriptions of the sounds or record the sounds for others to hear, and identify the sounds as natural sounds, human-made sounds, or sounds of humans and the environment interacting.

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Land Acknowledgement

Students will explore the language around Indigenous peoples and First Nations, primary source documents, and Land Acknowledgement.

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478 Breathing

Students will learn about & practice mindfulness through taking deep breaths, learn to identify when they are feeling stressed, and practice strategies for managing stress. They will also learn to recognize how deep breathing can be used to calm and focus the body and mind

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Say My Name

Students wil learn everyone’s name and increase social comfort. They will help build community by sharing a name that has particular significance for them. Students will also learn about the variety of cultures, identities, and histories that students bring with them to the classroom

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What's in Your News

Students will be able to talk through and process current events, practice deep listening and consider alternative view, and develop an awareness of media and media literacy.

View

High, Low, Surprise

Students will reflect on recent successes, challenges, and surprises. They will identify and connect their own emotions to music. They will develop awareness of others’ emotions.

View

Emoji Lesson

Students will be able to increase their emotion vocabulary and to interpret emotions. They will create a musical composition to match the mood/feeling of a selected emotion.

View

Adding Tracks

Students will demonstrate their ability to add software instrument tracks by creating a project with at least three tracks

View

Composition Project

Students will compose a piece of music in relation to an inspiration by effectively producing sounds together in a digital audio workstation.

View

Constructing Meaning in Musical Chairs

Students will demonstrate an understanding of phrasing in music through creating interactive musical experiences.

View

Create Your Own Ringtone

Students will demonstrate basic proficiency with Soundtrap by using loops to compose and export a short audio file.

View

Creation Project #1 Teacher Assessment Checklist

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic functions of Soundtrap, their role as producers of a creative project, and share their project with their teacher and at least one other student.  

View

Creation Project #2 Self Assessment Checklist

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic functions of Soundtrap, share their project with at least one other student, showcase their creative project during a class listening party, and self-Assess their journey using the Self-Assessment Checklist.

View

Creation Project #3 Peer Assessment Checklist

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic functions of Soundtrap, share their project with at least one other student, and self-Assess their journey using the Peer-Assessment Checklist.

View

Creation Project #4 Collaboration Assessment Checklist

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic functions of Soundtrap, share their project with at least one other student, and self-Assess progress using the Collaboration Assessment Checklist.

View

Drum Beats Project

Students will demonstrate their understanding of how to perform and record basic rhythms by composing a simple 8-measure drum beat.

View

Drum Beats

Students will demonstrate their understanding of rhythmic notation by accurately completing the Drum Beats Sheet.

View

Getting Loopy

Students will create a composition using rhythmic, harmonic and melodic loops.

View

Music & Well-Being

Students will demonstrate an understanding of their own state before and after listening to music., become more relaxed, and nderstand music is not a sport nor competition. Music is an art and a science and can be used to create a particular impact on a listener.

View

NCAS 6-8 - Connect and Respond

Students will demonstrate an understanding of classical music and the evolution of classical music, describe differences in 3 classical pieces, and reflect and share their feelings about their favorite piece.

View

NCAS 6-8 - Create

Students will demonstrate understanding of tempo, audio recording and microphone use, and create an arrangement of a classical musical piece in small groups.

View

NCAS 6-8 - Perform

Students will demonstrate understanding of: live performance process and etiquette and contextualisation of music. Students will perform as a class and produce program notes and materials.

View

Playlist

Students will create a podcast about a playlist.

View

Prompts for Making Beats

Record with MIDI

Students will demonstrate the ability to record MIDI by using virtual software instruments.

View

Shakespeare and Hip-Hop

Students will demonstrate an understanding of rhythm in poetry by creating hip-hop versions of Shakespeare’s sonnets.

View

Sound Map Soundscapes

Students will be sound explorers by making maps of the sounds around them and connecting them to personal objects, and compose and record an original soundscape.

View

That's a Rap!

Students will write a 4-measure rap within the specified structure and create a rhythmic backing to accompany themselves.

View

The Original Jingle (Part I)

Students will create their own jingle using the provided resources (no vocal skills required!)

View

The Original Jingle (Part II With Voice!)

Students will write and record their own jingle using the provided resources.

View

The Original Jingle (Part III With Mashup!)

Students will mashup their original jingle with another and reflect on the entire creation process.

View

Book Chat Podcast

Students will identify ideas they have about the text and practice identifying which ideas are best suited to a meaningful discussion by selecting a topic for conversation about the text they have read and practice conversational strategies by agreeing with, building on, or disagreeing with other students in constructive ways.  

View

Create a Podcast

Students will create and publish a podcast designed to share an idea with a specific audience.

View

Poetic Voice

Students will demonstrate the ability to record audio using Soundtrap by recording spoken text over a musical background.

View

Peer Review and Collaboration Using Voice Recording

Students will construct a short text using Soundtrap and submit it to a peer, deconstruct a text and provide feedback to a peer using Soundtrap, and analyze a recorded text to test their learning

View

Personal Narrative Poetry

Students will define narrative poems, explain the composition of narrative poems, and write, record, edit  & publish a narrative poem.

View

Phonemic Awareness by Recording Backwards

Students will demonstrate an understanding of various phonemes by producing tracks recorded backwards.

View

Readers Theatre

Students will increase their fluency and comprehension through repeated readings and practice of Readers Theatre scripts and experience a variety of literature, including fiction and nonfiction, in the form of Readers Theatre scripts.

View

Interview A Spider

Students will gain an appreciation for different species of spiders, learn how to conduct an interview. They will also practice listening, taking notes and speaking.

View

Music to Memorize the Periodic Table of Elements

Students will describe the atomic structure of an element, identify common physical properties and uses of elements within a family and demonstrate their understanding of a chemical element and its properties, discovery, and everyday use by creating a song.

View

Music, Loops, Coding, OH MY!

Students will learn the importance of loops in reference to computer programming by manipulating loops within Soundtrap to compose their own piece of music. 

View

Fibonacci Sequence

Students will be able to list some connections between mathematics and music and describe the Fibonacci number pattern sequence, commonly called the Fibonacci Sequence, as well as explain some ways that it appears in music.

View

Music to Memorize Formulas

Students will identify the correct formula for a given situation and demonstrate their understanding & application by creating a song.

View

Ancient Greece Newscast

Students will creatively demonstrate what they learned about Ancient Greece by applying research to write and produce a newscast from a particular time period.

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Local History Scavenger Hunt

Students will visit and explore local historical artifacts, monuments, and phenomena, learn key facts about the local history of the community, and archive and document local history by taking pictures and voice notes.

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My First Restaurant

Students will choose a location, cuisine, and restaurant name. They will then create a promotional flyer, menu and commercial for marketing purposes.

View

Zip Code Soundscapes

Students will identify the sounds that create a sense of place in the classroom and where they live, write descriptions of the sounds or record the sounds for others to hear, and identify the sounds as natural sounds, human-made sounds, or sounds of humans and the environment interacting.

View

Multimedia Presentation

Students will demonstrate their interpretation of connections between music and imagery through a multimedia presentation.

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Creating A Radio Commercial

Students will create a collaborative radio commercial for an actual product.

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Australian Indigenous Music Loop-Based Composition

Students will create a digital loop-based composition by using existing Soundtrap loops and importing new loops, and create a two-minute composition using Soundtrap.

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Empathy Interview & Bringing Joy

Students will conduct empathy interviews, listen intently to empathy partner, and write, record, edit  & publish a creation (musical or audio)  to bring joy to their empathy partner

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Land Acknowledgement

Students will explore the language around Indigenous peoples and First Nations, primary source documents, and Land Acknowledgement.

View

High, Low, Surprise

Students will reflect on recent successes, challenges, and surprises. They will identify and connect their own emotions to music. They will develop awareness of others’ emotions.

View

478 Breathing

Students will learn about & practice mindfulness through taking deep breaths, learn to identify when they are feeling stressed, and practice strategies for managing stress. They will also learn to recognize how deep breathing can be used to calm and focus the body and mind

View

Say My Name

Students wil learn everyone’s name and increase social comfort. They will help build community by sharing a name that has particular significance for them. Students will also learn about the variety of cultures, identities, and histories that students bring with them to the classroom

View

What's in Your News

Students will be able to talk through and process current events, practice deep listening and consider alternative view, and develop an awareness of media and media literacy.

View

Emoji Lesson

Students will be able to increase their emotion vocabulary and to interpret emotions. They will create a musical composition to match the mood/feeling of a selected emotion.

View

Redacted Poetry

Students will be able to apply and synthesize: word choice, theme, imagery, tone, diction, mood. Students will write, record, edit & publish a redacted poem.

View

Two Voice Poem

Students will write their own two voice poem with a peer and demonstrate the ability to record audio using Soundtrap by recording their two voice poem.

View

Code Your Own Radio

Students will use block coding on Scratch to create a radio to showcase their Soundtrap music.  

View

Allies for Justice: Viva La Causa

Students will learn about the power of allies in civil and human rights movements, watch clips from Viva La Causa and identify allies within this movement, read Proclamation of the Delano Grape Workers for International Boycott Day and highlight phrases that stand out, as well as write, record, edit  & publish an audio recording from the proclamation of why it’s important to be an ally.

View

Adding Tracks

Students will demonstrate their ability to add software instrument tracks by creating a project with at least three tracks

View

Composition Project

Students will compose a piece of music in relation to an inspiration by effectively producing sounds together in a digital audio workstation.

View

Creation Project #1 Teacher Assessment Checklist

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic functions of Soundtrap, their role as producers of a creative project, and share their project with their teacher and at least one other student.  

View

Creation Project #2 Self Assessment Checklist

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic functions of Soundtrap, share their project with at least one other student, showcase their creative project during a class listening party, and self-Assess their journey using the Self-Assessment Checklist.

View

Creation Project #3 Peer Assessment Checklist

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic functions of Soundtrap, share their project with at least one other student, and self-Assess their journey using the Peer-Assessment Checklist.

View

Creation Project #4 Collaboration Assessment Checklist

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic functions of Soundtrap, share their project with at least one other student, and self-Assess progress using the Collaboration Assessment Checklist.

View

Drum Beats

Students will demonstrate their understanding of rhythmic notation by accurately completing the Drum Beats Sheet.

View

Drum Beats Project

Students will demonstrate their understanding of how to perform and record basic rhythms by composing a simple 8-measure drum beat.

View

Getting Loopy

Students will create a composition using rhythmic, harmonic and melodic loops.

View

Music & Well-Being

Students will demonstrate an understanding of their own state before and after listening to music., become more relaxed, and nderstand music is not a sport nor competition. Music is an art and a science and can be used to create a particular impact on a listener.

View

NCAS 9-12 - Connect and Respond

Students will demonstrate understanding of hip-hop music and the evolution of hip-hop music, describe differences in four different hip-hop songs, and reflect and share their feelings about their favorite song.

View

NCAS 9-12 - Create

Students will demonstrate understanding of tempo, loops, beats, arranging, audio recording and microphone use, and create an original hip-hop song.

View

NCAS 9-12 - Perform

Students will demonstrate understanding of: live performance process and etiquette and contextualization of music. Students will perform as a class and produce program notes and materials.

View

Playlist

Students will create a podcast about a playlist.

View

Prompts for Making Beats

Record with MIDI

Students will demonstrate the ability to record MIDI by using virtual software instruments.

View

Shakespeare and Hip-Hop

Students will demonstrate an understanding of rhythm in poetry by creating hip-hop versions of Shakespeare’s sonnets.

View

Book Chat Podcast

Students will identify ideas they have about the text and practice identifying which ideas are best suited to a meaningful discussion by selecting a topic for conversation about the text they have read and practice conversational strategies by agreeing with, building on, or disagreeing with other students in constructive ways.  

View

Create a Podcast

Students will create and publish a podcast designed to share an idea with a specific audience.

View

Poetic Voice

Students will demonstrate the ability to record audio using Soundtrap by recording spoken text over a musical background.

View

Peer Review and Collaboration Using Voice Recording

Students will construct a short text using Soundtrap and submit it to a peer, deconstruct a text and provide feedback to a peer using Soundtrap, and analyze a recorded text to test their learning

View

Readers Theatre

Students will increase their fluency and comprehension through repeated readings and practice of Readers Theatre scripts and experience a variety of literature, including fiction and nonfiction, in the form of Readers Theatre scripts.

View

Music to Memorize the Periodic Table of Elements

Students will describe the atomic structure of an element, identify common physical properties and uses of elements within a family and demonstrate their understanding of a chemical element and its properties, discovery, and everyday use by creating a song.

View

Music, Loops, Coding, OH MY!

Students will learn the importance of loops in reference to computer programming by manipulating loops within Soundtrap to compose their own piece of music. 

View

Fibonacci Sequence

Students will be able to list some connections between mathematics and music and describe the Fibonacci number pattern sequence, commonly called the Fibonacci Sequence, as well as explain some ways that it appears in music.

View

Music to Memorize Formulas

Students will identify the correct formula for a given situation and demonstrate their understanding & application by creating a song.

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Podcasts About Mental Illness

Students will understand key characteristics of mental illness and use their research towards creating an educational podcast advocating for a special course of action that has the potential to help those who are affected by the illness.

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Ancient Greece Newscast

Students will creatively demonstrate what they learned about Ancient Greece by applying research to write and produce a newscast from a particular time period.

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The Sound & Feel of the 1920's

Students will analyze examples of art from the 1920s, build an understanding of the times and create an audio recording to represent a time in their life.

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Local History Scavenger Hunt

Students will visit and explore local historical artifacts, monuments, and phenomena, learn key facts about the local history of the community, and archive and document local history by taking pictures and voice notes.

View

My First Restaurant

Students will choose a location, cuisine, and restaurant name. They will then create a promotional flyer, menu and commercial for marketing purposes.

View

Zip Code Soundscapes

Students will identify the sounds that create a sense of place in the classroom and where they live, write descriptions of the sounds or record the sounds for others to hear, and identify the sounds as natural sounds, human-made sounds, or sounds of humans and the environment interacting.

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Interactive Dictation

Students will progress in their foreign language writing skills, spelling and identification of sound-letter (or letter combination) correspondence by doing dictations. 

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World Language Podcast

Students will create their own world language podcasts to reinforce current learning.

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Multimedia Presentation

Students will demonstrate their interpretation of connections between music and imagery through a multimedia presentation.

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Creating A Radio Commercial

Students will create a collaborative radio commercial for an actual product.

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Empathy Interview & Bringing Joy

Students will conduct empathy interviews, listen intently to empathy partner, and write, record, edit  & publish a creation (musical or audio)  to bring joy to their empathy partner

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Holiday Tune Remix

Students will take a holiday tune (Joy to the World, Jingle Bells, We Wish You A Merry Christmas, Carol of the Bells, etc.) and re-envision it. They will use the skills that they have learned (working with MIDI, recording, adding drums/loops, Form) to create something new.

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Land Acknowledgement

Students will explore the language around Indigenous peoples and First Nations, primary source documents, and Land Acknowledgement.

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What's in Your News

Students will be able to talk through and process current events, practice deep listening and consider alternative view, and develop an awareness of media and media literacy.

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478 Breathing

Students will learn about & practice mindfulness through taking deep breaths, learn to identify when they are feeling stressed, and practice strategies for managing stress. They will also learn to recognize how deep breathing can be used to calm and focus the body and mind

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Say My Name

Students wil learn everyone’s name and increase social comfort. They will help build community by sharing a name that has particular significance for them. Students will also learn about the variety of cultures, identities, and histories that students bring with them to the classroom

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High, Low, Surprise

Students will reflect on recent successes, challenges, and surprises. They will identify and connect their own emotions to music. They will develop awareness of others’ emotions.

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Redacted Poetry

Students will be able to apply and synthesize: word choice, theme, imagery, tone, diction, mood. Students will write, record, edit & publish a redacted poem.

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Two Voice Poem

Students will write their own two voice poem with a peer and demonstrate the ability to record audio using Soundtrap by recording their two voice poem.

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Code Your Own Radio

Students will use block coding on Scratch to create a radio to showcase their Soundtrap music.  

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Allies for Justice: Viva La Causa

Students will learn about the power of allies in civil and human rights movements, watch clips from Viva La Causa and identify allies within this movement, read Proclamation of the Delano Grape Workers for International Boycott Day and highlight phrases that stand out, as well as write, record, edit  & publish an audio recording from the proclamation of why it’s important to be an ally.

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Creation Project #1 Teacher Assessment Checklist

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic functions of Soundtrap, their role as producers of a creative project, and share their project with their teacher and at least one other student.  

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Creation Project #2 Self Assessment Checklist

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic functions of Soundtrap, share their project with at least one other student, showcase their creative project during a class listening party, and self-Assess their journey using the Self-Assessment Checklist.

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Creation Project #3 Peer Assessment Checklist

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic functions of Soundtrap, share their project with at least one other student, and self-Assess their journey using the Peer-Assessment Checklist.

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Creation Project #4 Collaboration Assessment Checklist

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic functions of Soundtrap, share their project with at least one other student, and self-Assess progress using the Collaboration Assessment Checklist.

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Music & Well-Being

Students will demonstrate an understanding of their own state before and after listening to music., become more relaxed, and nderstand music is not a sport nor competition. Music is an art and a science and can be used to create a particular impact on a listener.

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Prompts for Making Beats

The Band Broke Up (kind of)

Students will explore how technology can mediate musical engagement, and help overcome obstacles of physical separation in a music context

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Interactive Dictation

Students will progress in their foreign language writing skills, spelling and identification of sound-letter (or letter combination) correspondence by doing dictations. 

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Multimedia Presentation

Students will demonstrate their interpretation of connections between music and imagery through a multimedia presentation.

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Empathy Interview & Bringing Joy

Students will conduct empathy interviews, listen intently to empathy partner, and write, record, edit  & publish a creation (musical or audio)  to bring joy to their empathy partner

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Allies for Justice: Viva La Causa

Students will learn about the power of allies in civil and human rights movements, watch clips from Viva La Causa and identify allies within this movement, read Proclamation of the Delano Grape Workers for International Boycott Day and highlight phrases that stand out, as well as write, record, edit  & publish an audio recording from the proclamation of why it’s important to be an ally.

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Podcasts About Mental Illness

Students will understand key characteristics of mental illness and use their research towards creating an educational podcast advocating for a special course of action that has the potential to help those who are affected by the illness.

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Me in a Minute Podcast

Students will create their own podcasts using Soundtrap , write a script for their podcasts and describe themselves and their talents.

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I Am Song

Students will recognize that each person has individual characteristics and talents, and that this variety of attributes contributes to building friendships as well as community in the classroom, school, and beyond through a created audio recording.

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478 Breathing

Students will learn about & practice mindfulness through taking deep breaths, learn to identify when they are feeling stressed, and practice strategies for managing stress. They will also learn to recognize how deep breathing can be used to calm and focus the body and mind

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What's in Your News

Students will be able to talk through and process current events, practice deep listening and consider alternative view, and develop an awareness of media and media literacy.

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Say My Name

Students wil learn everyone’s name and increase social comfort. They will help build community by sharing a name that has particular significance for them. Students will also learn about the variety of cultures, identities, and histories that students bring with them to the classroom

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High, Low, Surprise

Students will reflect on recent successes, challenges, and surprises. They will identify and connect their own emotions to music. They will develop awareness of others’ emotions.

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Emoji Lesson

Students will be able to increase their emotion vocabulary and to interpret emotions. They will create a musical composition to match the mood/feeling of a selected emotion.

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Allies for Justice: Viva La Causa

Students will learn about the power of allies in civil and human rights movements, watch clips from Viva La Causa and identify allies within this movement, read Proclamation of the Delano Grape Workers for International Boycott Day and highlight phrases that stand out, as well as write, record, edit  & publish an audio recording from the proclamation of why it’s important to be an ally.

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Ancient Greece Newscast

Students will creatively demonstrate what they learned about Ancient Greece by applying research to write and produce a newscast from a particular time period.

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Local History Scavenger Hunt

Students will visit and explore local historical artifacts, monuments, and phenomena, learn key facts about the local history of the community, and archive and document local history by taking pictures and voice notes.

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The Sound & Feel of the 1920's

Students will analyze examples of art from the 1920s, build an understanding of the times and create an audio recording to represent a time in their life.

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What's in Your News

Students will be able to talk through and process current events, practice deep listening and consider alternative view, and develop an awareness of media and media literacy.

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Allies for Justice: Viva La Causa

Students will learn about the power of allies in civil and human rights movements, watch clips from Viva La Causa and identify allies within this movement, read Proclamation of the Delano Grape Workers for International Boycott Day and highlight phrases that stand out, as well as write, record, edit  & publish an audio recording from the proclamation of why it’s important to be an ally.

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Flipped Over Spanish Vocab

Students will be able to use Spanish to greet, present and perform in situations where he has to provide his personal data.

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Interactive Dictation

Students will progress in their foreign language writing skills, spelling and identification of sound-letter (or letter combination) correspondence by doing dictations. 

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World Language Podcast

Students will create their own world language podcasts to reinforce current learning.

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My First Restaurant

Students will choose a location, cuisine, and restaurant name. They will then create a promotional flyer, menu and commercial for marketing purposes.

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Zip Code Soundscapes

Students will identify the sounds that create a sense of place in the classroom and where they live, write descriptions of the sounds or record the sounds for others to hear, and identify the sounds as natural sounds, human-made sounds, or sounds of humans and the environment interacting.

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Land Acknowledgement

Students will explore the language around Indigenous peoples and First Nations, primary source documents, and Land Acknowledgement.

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Multimedia Presentation

Students will demonstrate their interpretation of connections between music and imagery through a multimedia presentation.

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Australian Indigenous Music Loop-Based Composition

Students will create a digital loop-based composition by using existing Soundtrap loops and importing new loops, and create a two-minute composition using Soundtrap.

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Empathy Interview & Bringing Joy

Students will conduct empathy interviews, listen intently to empathy partner, and write, record, edit  & publish a creation (musical or audio)  to bring joy to their empathy partner

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Land Acknowledgement

Students will explore the language around Indigenous peoples and First Nations, primary source documents, and Land Acknowledgement.

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Say My Name

Students wil learn everyone’s name and increase social comfort. They will help build community by sharing a name that has particular significance for them. Students will also learn about the variety of cultures, identities, and histories that students bring with them to the classroom

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Allies for Justice: Viva La Causa

Students will learn about the power of allies in civil and human rights movements, watch clips from Viva La Causa and identify allies within this movement, read Proclamation of the Delano Grape Workers for International Boycott Day and highlight phrases that stand out, as well as write, record, edit  & publish an audio recording from the proclamation of why it’s important to be an ally.

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Halloween SFX Project

Students will record a scary story and create a soundtrack based on that story - in honor of Halloween!

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Holiday Tune Remix

Students will take a holiday tune (Joy to the World, Jingle Bells, We Wish You A Merry Christmas, Carol of the Bells, etc.) and re-envision it. They will use the skills that they have learned (working with MIDI, recording, adding drums/loops, Form) to create something new.

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Audio Field Guide

Students will build a field guide to on-campus birds, include song samples and spoken recordings of appearance, diet, and habitat.

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Interview A Spider

Students will gain an appreciation for different species of spiders, learn how to conduct an interview. They will also practice listening, taking notes and speaking.

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Music to Memorize the Periodic Table of Elements

Students will describe the atomic structure of an element, identify common physical properties and uses of elements within a family and demonstrate their understanding of a chemical element and its properties, discovery, and everyday use by creating a song.

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National Parks Visitor Podcast

Students will research National Parks in partners or triads and create podcasts to entice visitors to the Park.

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Simple Machines

Students will use a Hyperdoc to learn & research simple machines culminating in a Soundtrap audio presentation, explaining the simple machine's features and functionality.

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Create Your Own Ringtone

Students will demonstrate basic proficiency with Soundtrap by using loops to compose and export a short audio file.

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Record with MIDI

Students will demonstrate the ability to record MIDI by using virtual software instruments.

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Music, Loops, Coding, OH MY!

Students will learn the importance of loops in reference to computer programming by manipulating loops within Soundtrap to compose their own piece of music. 

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Multimedia Presentation

Students will demonstrate their interpretation of connections between music and imagery through a multimedia presentation.

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Creating A Radio Commercial

Students will create a collaborative radio commercial for an actual product.

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What's in Your News

Students will be able to talk through and process current events, practice deep listening and consider alternative view, and develop an awareness of media and media literacy.

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Constructing Meaning in Musical Chairs

Students will demonstrate an understanding of phrasing in music through creating interactive musical experiences.

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Sound Map Soundscapes

Students will be sound explorers by making maps of the sounds around them and connecting them to personal objects, and compose and record an original soundscape.

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Storytelling

Students will explore Soundtrap as a resource to make rich recordings. They will explore the basics of recording techniques to create a polished version of the original soundtrack they have created based on their original story creations. They will have a final polished product in the form of an mp3 to be dropped in the visual representation of their story they create. At the end of the year, there will be a culminating celebration of the compositions and creations using various digital media platforms.

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Fibonacci Sequence

Students will be able to list some connections between mathematics and music and describe the Fibonacci number pattern sequence, commonly called the Fibonacci Sequence, as well as explain some ways that it appears in music.

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Fractions & Pizza

Students will evaluate and compare equivalent fractions. The learners will use a visual representation to demonstrate the tangible meaning of fractions.

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Music & Fractions Connection

Students will identify equivalent fractions and be able to compare fractions to musical notes.

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Music to Memorize Formulas

Students will identify the correct formula for a given situation and demonstrate their understanding & application by creating a song.

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