The Listening Room Podcast – Series 1 Episode 4 – Going Places
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
Going Places This episode is from Listening Room 1, published by Bushfire Press and written and presented by Rob and Lauren Fairbairn.
Today’s podcast is all about drama and movement to different types of music – this time featuring different modes of transport – car, canoe, steam train and hot air balloon. It’s called ‘Going Places’.on. It’s called ‘Going Places’.
KIDS’ LINK Tell your students to go to www.kidslisten.net and choose Purple No.4 – Going Places
Rob and Lauren have made a lot of effort to get these podcasts to you free of charge. Any support would be appreciated.
I hope you enjoyed all the different ways you travelled today. You can see videos about the various pieces of music as well as travel methods 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: Can you remember the 4 different ways we travelled today? Perhaps your grownup can make a video of you moving to one of the pieces – they could use a phone or tablet. Which way did you most enjoy travelling?
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
Air on the G-String (from Orchestral Suite #3 in D Major poss 1723) Johann Sebastian Bach (German 1685-1750 baroque period)
An American in Paris– Introduction (from An American in Paris 1928) George Gershwin (American, 1898-1937, modern period)
Evening Fall (Harp) Kevin MacLeod (contemporary composer, NYC)
In the Hall of The Mountain King (from The Peer Gynt Suite #21875) Edvard Greig (Norwegian, 1843-1907, romantic period)
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