In-Class Ideas

(Grades 4 -6 Music/Drama) “Large Storms affecting Caribbean, USA”

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Map Plotting the Track and Intensity of Hurricane Irma. Image: OverlordQ
Map Plotting the Track and Intensity of Hurricane Irma. Image: OverlordQ

ACTIVITY FOR GRADES 4 -6 Music/Drama

By Pauline Olthof

 

Using the TKN article “Large Storms affecting Caribbean, USA”

http://teachingkidsnews.com/2017/09/11/large-storms-affecting-caribbean-us/

MUSIC

  • Students read the article together, including the one on how to name a hurricane
  • Students brainstorm words associated with a storm, think about emotions they feel during a storm or hurricane or give words to describe a past experience with weather
  • Students write a melody to reflect the emotion of a storm, hurricane after reading the article OR change the lyrics of a song to reflect information about how storms, hurricanes are names in a rap, country or rock song and perform it after being given class time to work on it.

DRAMA/PHS ED

  • Students could also work on a dance that illustrates elements of a storm including the strong wind, rain, thunder, lightning. Ask students: if a storm were a dance, what would it look like?

Teachers could also connect this activity to this article to look at how music/drama can show emotion:

http://teachingkidsnews.com/2016/12/04/composer-adds-the-emotion-to-canadian-dramas/

Curriculum Connections:

C1.3-create musical compositions for specific purposes and audiences (Grade 6 Music)

 

B1.1-engage actively in drama exploration and role play, with a focus on identifying and

examining a range of issues, themes, and ideas from a variety of fiction and non-fiction sources

and diverse communities, times, and places (grade 6 drama)