Video Game Composition

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5th - 8th
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8 pages
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One of the best lessons I have ever bought on Tpt, students absolutely loved it and were engaged throughout.
My kiddos were eating out of the palm of my hand with this activity! They LOVED coming up with their own video game concept. They begged me to take it home so they could work on it!
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In the Video Game Composition Lesson, what better way to connect with your students than through video game music! It's the perfect music activity for kids! In this project, your students will create their concept of a video game - creating all the way from the backstory of the video game to all the characters to what the video game music will sound like. This video game composition has all handouts and websites listed need to complete this project and discusses the video game components for creating music. One of the websites used in this project is - a midi website create for easy access for any age group (this is free online). This can be used as a handout presentation, or all organized on a slideshow for virtual learning students.

Included in this Video Game Composition Lesson and Project:

  • 2 pages designed to organize student thoughts for their video game music
  • 2 pages for students to organize their sketches
  • 1 page with a detailed rubric
  • 1 page with list and download instructions for websites
  • 8 pages with Teacher Guide
  • Links to the Google Doc, Student Template Google Slide Presentation and Teacher Presentation Google Slide.

This composition project can last about 2 weeks with a 45 minute class period. This can be used for individual students or groups - your decision! Most importantly - HAVE FUN!

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Total Pages
8 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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