Cool Cats Cross Arts Adventures Level 2

///Cool Cats Cross Arts Adventures Level 2
Cool Cats Cross Arts Adventures Level 22018-08-11T03:10:32+00:00
A series of thematic units curated and published by Bushfire Press. Contributors: Michele Bickley, David Billings, Helen Briggs, Scott Browne, Mark Leehy, Jock Macneish, Mary Moore, Kevin O’Mara, Kate Perkins, Shirley Sydenham, Jude Wigley.

Suitable for use with students in early primary school.

This terrific resource is a fantastic way to encourage or expand the Performing Arts culture in your school. There are 10 themed units available, and each unit includes music, dance, drama, media and visual art.

Save preparation time: everything you need to teach the Arts is in one kit – songs and music (including backing tracks), lyrics, activities, templates, illustrations!

Each unit is available to purchase via immediate download and includes everything you need to use it in the classroom immediately.

Also available to purchase are instrumental arrangements for tuned and untuned percussion for some of the songs from each unit. Printable PDFs provide easy arrangements of songs- a great way to extend your use of the program, and perfect for concerts and performances!

Detailed description

Unit Topics:

The Beach
A thematic unit on the topic of ‘The Beach’, integrating activities in music, dance, drama, media and visual art , Learning outcomes included, Performance items and opportunities, Includes song, creative movement, group work, choreography and simple clay modelling.

To compliment this unit, also available is the instrumental arrangements for the song “Come to My Island”. 4/4 time. Tuned percussion, drums, sticks, guiros and shakers. Includes graphic notation score and standard notation score. Audio files of song and recorded example of percussion score accompaniment. Graphic score includes rests and repeat signs.

Our Local Community
A thematic unit on the topic of ‘Our Local Community’, integrating activities in music, dance, drama, media and visual art, Learning outcomes included, Performance items and opportunities, Includes songs, easy instrumental arrangement, movement, choreography, group work, business cards and pencil drawing.

To compliment this unit, also available is the instrumental arrangements for the song ‘The Lollipop Lady’. 4/4 time. Tuned percussion, shakers, guiros, triangles, sticks and drums, plus body percussion. Includes graphic notation score and standard notation score. Audio files of song and recorded example of percussion score accompaniment. Graphic score includes rests and repeat signs.

The Bush
A thematic unit on the topic of ‘The Bush’, integrating activities in music, dance, drama, media and visual art, Learning outcomes included, Performance items and opportunities, Includes song, soundscape, listening, movement, choreography, bush dance, partner work, group work, advertising and puppet making.

To compliment this unit, also available is the instrumental arrangements for the song ‘If You Go into The Bush’. 4/4 time. Tuned percussion, bells, vibraslap, drums, tambourines, tone blocks, guiros and shakers. Includes graphic notation score and standard notation score. Audio files of song and recorded example of percussion score accompaniment.

Shelters & Structures
A thematic unit on the topic of ‘Shelters and Structures’, integrating activities in music, dance, drama, media and visual art, Learning outcomes included, Performance items and opportunities, Includes songs, scat, listening, matching musical themes to pictures, moving, partner work, group work, design and construction.

To compliment this unit, also available is the instrumental arrangements for the song ‘Where Do You Go?’. 4/4 time. Tuned percussion, drums, cymbals, sticks, guiros and tambourines. Includes graphic notation score and standard notation score. Audio files of song and recorded example of percussion score accompaniment. Graphic score includes rests and repeat signs.

Communication
A thematic unit on the topic of  ‘Communication’, integrating activities in music, dance, drama, media and visual art, Learning outcomes included, Performance items and opportunities, Includes song, listening, easy instrumental arrangement, simple ballet, choreography, aerobic dance, partner work, group work, making props, tin can telephone and clay stamps.

To compliment this unit, also available is the instrumental arrangements for the song ‘Get Off the Telephone’. 4/4 time. Tuned percussion, tambourines, sticks, triangles and bells. Includes graphic notation score and standard notation score. Audio files of song and recorded example of percussion score accompaniment. Graphic score includes rests and repeat signs.

Cooking
A thematic unit on the topic of ‘Cooking’, integrating activities in music, dance, drama, media and visual art, Learning outcomes included, Performance items and opportunities, Includes song, listening, easy instrumental arrangement, matching musical themes to pictures, movement, choreography, line dance, group work, making a chef’s hat, TV camera shot plan and portrait.

To compliment this unit, also available is the instrumental arrangements for the song ‘Popcorn’. 4/4 time. Tuned percussion, body percussion, sticks and guiros. Includes graphic notation score and standard notation score. Audio files of song and recorded example of percussion score accompaniment. Graphic score includes rests and repeat signs.

Life Cycles
A thematic unit on the topic of ‘Life Cycles’, integrating activities in music, dance, drama, media and visual art, Learning outcomes included, Performance items and opportunities, Includes song, soundscape, listening, easy instrumental accompaniment, movement, choreography, group work, image projection and using threads to make an egg.

To compliment this unit, also available is the instrumental arrangements for the song ‘Big Old Fish’. 4/4 time. Found objects and home made instruments, triangles, guiros and drums. Includes graphic notation score only. Audio files of song and recorded example of percussion score accompaniment. Graphic score includes simple rests.

Turn Off the Tap – water conservation
A thematic unit on the topic of ‘Turn Off the Tap’, integrating activities in music, dance, drama, media and visual art, Learning outcomes included, Performance items and opportunities, Includes songs, easy instrumental arrangement, listening, movement, choreography, group work, dreamtime story, strip cartoon making and painting.

To compliment this unit, also available is the instrumental arrangements for the song ‘Tap Rap’. 4/4 time. Tuned percussion, drum, shakers and sticks. Includes graphic notation score and standard notation score. Audio files of song and recorded example of percussion score accompaniment. Graphic score includes simple rests and repeat signs.

The Farm
A thematic unit on the topic of “The Farm”, integrating activities in music, dance, drama, media and visual art, Learning outcomes included, Performance items and opportunities, Includes song, listening, sound map, dance steps and choreography, group work, sound effects, radio program and pencil rubbings.

To compliment this unit, also available is the instrumental arrangements for the song ‘Down on The Farm’. 4/4 time. Tuned percussion, body percussion, shakers, tambourines, guiros , triangles and sticks. Includes graphic notation score and standard notation score. Audio files of song and recorded example of percussion score accompaniment. Graphic score includes rests and repeat signs.

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