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jessraines

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Special Lessons
« on: June 15, 2014, 07:31:25 PM »
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Re: Special Lessons
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2014, 04:13:24 PM »
Superstition Lesson
My kids really enjoyed this, I taught it in my 5th and 6th grade classes.

1. PPT with info about American superstitions- ask kids if it's the same in China
2. Another PPT with "Western" superstitions rather than just American
3. Worksheet- have them draw and write about a western/Chinese superstition

Short video about an unlucky day


Mr. Lucky's unlucky day
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Re: Special Lessons
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2014, 04:30:16 PM »
Music Day Lesson-

My kids also really enjoyed this.

PPT- When I described different types of music, I played a bit of each video. They loved Daft Punk and wanted to watch the whole video, they thought it was so weird. You could also play clips of other songs and have them guess which genre, they really enjoyed that.
Music/videos I used:
Classical: Beethoven's 5th Symphony
Country: Billy Ray's Achy Breaky Heart
Electronic: Daft Punk- Around the world
Jazz: Dave Bruebeck's Take 5
Rock (I talked about alternative music a little): Nirvana- Smells like Teen Spirit
Pop: Los de Rio's Macarena

Afterwards we filled in the blanks to a song. 4th and 5th grade did Here Comes the Sun by the Beatles, and 6th grade we did Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours." I would also recommend songs by Lenka or Adel, my kids freak over them- mostly 6th grade. Beatles/Mraz worksheets are attached.

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Re: Special Lessons
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2014, 04:45:11 PM »
I have a dream

I did this lesson as a coteacher wanted to inspire 6th graders and discuss what they wanted to do after school-what they wanted to do or be. If I did the lesson again I would show clips of each famous person afterwards, especially Michael Jordon and Elvis, they didn't know Elvis very well, but I think they've heard some of his songs.
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Re: Special Lessons
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2014, 04:53:07 PM »
About America:
I did this with Middle and High School Students
1.  Student life in America with Regional Pics ( I took out some of me and my family/friends).
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