Symphony Orchestra PBL for the Music Room {Distance Learning}

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Aileen Miracle
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4th - 6th
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19 pages
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Looking for a fun and interactive way to have students explore classical music, learn about musical careers, and make musical choices? In this PBL, or project-based learning, students choose a location and theme for their orchestra program, and then choose pieces to program!

This PBL includes:

  • Overview of project-based learning (including information about PBL, how PBL is different from projects, and how it can work in the music classroom)
  • Lesson summary for the PBL: Includes summary for 10 mini-lessons, as well as extension ideas
  • Overview of this PBL: Includes topic, grade level, driving question, entry event, overview, real life/ community connection, technology, integration, how students revise, and how students share
  • Materials needed: Includes materials needed, technology needed, and links to Google Slides templates and YouTube playlists
  • Standards covered: Includes NCCAS standards and state of Ohio music standards (if you live in another state, the Ohio standards could help you decide how your state standards align)
  • Detailed overview of the PBL: More details for objectives, entry event, "real life" connection, technology, integration, how students share, how students revise, and extension
  • Printable packet for students: Includes worksheets for the following:
    • Title page
    • Choosing a location
    • Choosing a theme
    • Choosing music
    • Calculating time
    • Revising musical selections
    • Revising time
    • Program reflection

  • Link to digital version in Google Slides

Note: The page count includes the program files in Google Slides, but not the worksheets in Google Slides.

Looking for more sets for learning about the orchestra? Check out these sets.

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