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"Troika" from Lieutenant Kije

Students will ("I can") identify same and different sections of a listening map visually, then aurally, using a listening map. Students will become familiar with a troika. Younger students (grades K–2) will move to the music in a small group of three people. Older students (grades 3–5) will learn the dance steps to a Russian troika folk dance, using a group of three people.

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.

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Kodály 101

Orff 101

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Peter and the Wolf

Lesson Plans for Grades 1-3

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