Category Archives: Middle School Lessons – non-ensemble

Unit Lesson on Archetypes

Hello again. I am still looking up materials to use with my Musical Theatre class. I found this excellent lesson plan that introduces kids to archetypes within stories. Hero, father-figure, sage, villian, the fool, etc. There are several parts to … Continue reading

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Learn Zillion Lesson Plans

Buenas noches! Some of you know that I teach middle school chorus, orchestra, and now guitar…what you probably don’t know is that I was supposed to co-teach Musical Theatre with the drama teacher, but he moved on and got a … Continue reading

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Teaching With Movies

As I was doing research today on some appropriate movies to show in a middle school classroom in the event of needing a substitute or something else serious occurring, I stumbled across the website Teach With Movies. I was looking … Continue reading

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Famous Musicians Lessons

PowerPoint Presentations I created to present famous musicians to the middle school students I am currently teaching. Three days of an overview of famous musicians and then two days of presenting their assignments. I did not have them take notes … Continue reading

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Periods of Classical Music – PowerPoint Lessons

These are the PowerPoint lessons I did on the different periods of classical music with my music appreciation class. Feel free to use them, but please credit me or provide a link to my website. The printed music included should … Continue reading

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Music Appreciation Class Lessons – Timbre, Ensembles, Genres

These are some lessons that I did as a unit on a 4 week school week in a middle school music appreciation class. We discussed the timbres of instruments, different ensembles, and different genres. The recorded music can all be … Continue reading

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