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"Hoedown", from Rodeo

GRADES K-2
OVERVIEW: Over the 3 lessons, the Concept Areas of Rhythm (Beat and Meter), Melody, Harmony, Form, and Tone Color/Timbre are used. Skills developed over the 3 lessons are Singing, Moving, Listening, Playing Instruments, Evaluating, Creating, and Relating music to other subject areas such as history and literature.

The lessons for “Hoedown” for grades K–2 are:
Lesson #1: Let’s Do a Circle Dance!
Lesson #2: Let’s Use a Listening Map!
Lesson #3: Let’s Play Mallet Instruments!

GRADES 3-5
OVERVIEW: Over the 3 lessons, the Concept Areas of Rhythm, Melody, Form, and Tone Color are used. Skills developed over the 3 lessons are Singing, Moving, Listening, Playing Instruments, Creating (Composing and Improvising), Notating/Reading, Evaluating, and Relating music to other subject areas.

The lessons for “Hoedown” for grades 3–5 are:
Lesson #1: Square Dance Time!
Lesson #2: Recorder Time!
Lesson #3: Sixteenth-Note Time!

The lesson plans were written by Dr. Kay Edwards, Professor and Chair of Music Education at Miami University in Oxford, OH. Dr. Edwards earned both a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in general music from Arizona State University, and a Bachelor of Music from Ohio University. She has been an active clinician and author in the areas of elementary general music, guided listening, and multicultural music education for more than 15 years at the university level and has 10 years experience as an elementary general music teacher. In addition to Orff Level III certification, she has special training in Kodály and Dalcroze pedagogies.

Training Links

Resources

Kodály 101

Orff 101


Sergei Prokofiev
Peter and the Wolf

Lesson Plans for Grades 1-3

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