THE LISTENING ROOM PODCAST SERIES 1 – LOWER PRIMARY
Written and presented by Rob and Lauren Fairbairn.
Welcome to The Listening Room for lower primary – a series of musical appreciation lessons mainly for primary or elementary students aged between about 4 and 8.
The series is sponsored by Bushfire Press and available free during the current home isolation emergency.
Each lesson provides guided listening and movement activities with links to optional follow-up activities.
Perfect to help young people stay grounded and broaden their experience and appreciation of classical music.
Find out more about the Listening Room at www.thelisteningroom.net
All Creatures Great and Small
This episode is from Listening Room 1, published by Bushfire Press
and written and presented by Rob and Lauren Fairbairn.
This podcast is all about drama and different ways of moving to different types of music. It’s called ‘All Creatures Great and Small’.
Tell your students to go to www.kidslisten.net and choose Purple No.3 – All Creatures Great and Small
LISTENING ROOM PODCAST HOME PAGE:
For this unit students will need ….
Just ears, minds, hands, body and feet.
I hope you enjoyed the animals, the moving and the acting .
You can see videos about the various pieces of music as well as robot pianos and garage doors in the extension section of the lesson.
You might also like to try Googling or exploring YouTube and other sites on the Internet.
Teacher/parent/carer to student:
Perhaps your grownup can make a video of you moving to one of the animals – they could use a phone or tablet.
Which animal did you most enjoy moving as?
Teacher checking in with student:
Share your video with your music teacher.
I would love to see your video. Please send it to me so that I can see how you went with this lesson.
FOR YOUR CLASSROOM
This lesson will shortly be available through Music Room Connect
It will include the full lesson plan and everything you need to deliver this lesson yourself in your classroom
- An audio copy of this podcast (almost set and forget – great for relief teachers)
- Text of the lesson
- All audio tracks
- Full versions of all pieces used
- Evaluation and Tracking materials (Learning Outcomes, Australian Curriculum Band and Content Description, AUSVELS, IB(PYP) etc.
ABOUT THE PIECES
The Golliwog’s Cakewalk (from The Children’s Corner 1908)
Claude Debussy (French 1862-1916, impressionist period)
Barcarolle ‘Belle nuit o nuit d’amour’ (from The Tales of Hoffman 1881)
Jacques Offenbach (German/French, 1819-1880, romantic period)
The William Tell Overture (from the opera William Tell 1829)
Gioachino Rossini (Italian 1792-1868, romantic period)
Bydlo (from Pictures at an Exhibition suite, 1874)
Modest Mussorgsky (Russian, 1839-1881, post-romantic period)
Finale (from the Carnival of the Animals suite 1886)
Camille Saint-Saens (French, 1835-1921, impressionist period)
Overture to Carmen (from the opera Carmen 1875)
Georges Bizet (French, 1838-1875, romantic period)
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