"The world sends us trash, and we give them music."
A quote from the powerful film "Landfill Harmonic Orchestra" which follows Paraguayan students who build an entire orchestra out of trash from a landfill. Inspire and teach your students to do the same with this FREE and FUN engaging lesson all about Earth Day.
Learn about the 3 R's (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) with the help of Oscar the Grouch & Macklemore. Think and discuss important ways your students do this in their daily lives, and watch as musicians from the Landfill Harmonic Orchestra and STOMP create music from garbage. Then your students will have a blast planning, building, and saving the planet as they create instruments on their own.
Once each student has created their instrument, use them to sing an Earth Day song to the tune of BINGO.
No Prep Powerpoint
-fill of embedded videos ready to play!
Sample Letter Home
-to bring in bottles, cans, and other trash
Examples of finished products
-pictures to inspire your students!
Read more here: http://asoundmind.edublogs.org/2017/04/18/earth-day-a-messy-music-lesson/