Connect With Music, FREE Interdisciplinary Lesson Plans For Math, Science And Language Arts
Middle School Educators take note:
Our good friend James Frankel along with master music educator’s Tom Rudolph and Stef Langol have produced an invaluable music resource with the launching of http://www.connectwithmusic.org. This website is supported by both NAMM and TI:ME. Connect With Music includes 30 FREE interdisciplinary plans that utilize multimedia, music and technology to aid in the instruction of Language Arts, Mathematics and Science at the middle school level.
Again, this tremendous resource is free and both delightful and insightful! Here is a list of it’s project goals from their site:
1. Creation of a Multimedia-based Interdisciplinary lesson plans integrating music into three core subject areas at the secondary level: language arts/reading, mathematics, and science. Each subject area will have ten lesson plans that will integrate music into the subject area instruction. These unit level lessons plans will be comprehensive in scope, and take up to five class periods to implement and complete.
2. Improving Students’ Mastery of Standards in technology, core subject areas, and creating, performing and responding to music. For this project multimedia is defined as “a computer-based information delivery system that uses a variety of media in a rich, interactive environment.” The variety of media includes text, graphics, photography, virtual reality, animation, video, music, sound effects, narration, and 3-D modeling. The delivery systems are web-based, CD, or DVD, using tools such as PowerPoint.
Please visit this site today and explore some of the great lesson plans including: Podcasting Pi, Fractions and Rhythm, Serialism and Symmetry, The Book that Saved the Band, Cells Made Alive: Rhythm of Life and many more! I’m sure that you will find something that will enhance your classroom lessons at this site. Did I mention these lesson plans are FREE? ;)
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Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is the creator of many education websites, a lecturer, clinician, trumpeter, and conductor. He is currently the Associate Chair of Music and Director of Bands in the Calderwood School of Arts at Grove City College in PA. He been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award and the PA Citation of Excellence. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators and the current Vice-President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He also writes for DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, and is the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. Find out more at his website jpisano.com.