A four-part activity using Lucien Cailliet's "Theme & Variations on 'Pop! Goes the Weasel'" Students will be challenged to listen and analyze the composer's variations in a fun way and then guided to create their own theme and variations by using recorders or other instruments (could even sing their story) to the verses of "Mary Had a Little Lamb" or any other simple song such as "Hot Cross Buns."
A great and different way to teach Theme and Variations.
All lesson plans are based on the standards and can be used as large group activities, small group activities, or a combination of both. Includes a Powerpoint, multiple lesson plans, song, and downloadable worksheets. The activity is NOT dependent on the Powerpoint.
Please Note: This is a large zipped file. There are 5 major files included using Microsoft Word and Powerpoint (.docx and .pptx). You will be able to edit, copy/cut/paste to meet the needs of your own classroom. READ ALL DOCUMENTS carefully and in order.
HOW TO DOWNLOAD
Mac—These files should all open with no problems.
PC—Be sure to unzip and download BEFORE opening. You may have problems with the slide that has sound files attached to it. You can try to "fix" it yourself or email me and I will send you the sound files.