Fall Themed Unit on Pitch for Music Classrooms

Grade Levels
K - 3rd
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Fall is a fun time of year at school. The air is changing, the leave turn colors, its time for picking apples. All of these lovely activities are incorporated in this complete unit on pitch using the theme of the season of fall. There are three complete lessons included in this unit and each lesson has multiple opportunities for extension and creative exploration. There are also opportunites to play instruments, including Boomwhackers, complete with colored Boomwhacker notation. This unit is most appropriate for Grades K-3 Music classes; however, many of the activities and lessons can be adapted to older grades.

The unit comes as a ZIP file download because of the multiple file types and the large amount of data included.

Included in the ZIP download is the following:
• An extensive PDF of lesson plans for each of the 3 lessons including the National Standards for Music Education covered in the unit and the song notation for the pieces used.
• Individual Lesson Image PDFs and ActivInspire Flipcharts for the following lessons:
o Apple Tree – This lesson uses a simple song to address identifying, reading, singing, and composing with the pitches so, la, and mi.
o Leaves – This lesson addresses high and low pitches as well as melodic direction of up and down. Reading music notation is addressed and opportunities are provided to play instruments to experience high/low and up/down. Boomwhacker colored notation is included!
o “Four Seasons: Autumn” By Antonio Vivaldi – This lesson provides listening opportunity in the fall-theme and reinforces identification of high and low pitch. Opportunity is provided for creative movement.

NOTE: The Flipcharts are compatible with ActivInspire Software by Promethean. However, these Flipcharts can be imported and converted into Smart Notebooks using the convert ? import setting in the most current version Smart Software. Please do not be deterred by the file type as Promethean and Smart Products now work together well!

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Teaching Duration
3 hours
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