With all of the excitement lately, I've been seeing lots of great activities for music lessons related to the one of the best movie series of ALL TIME, so I thought I'd put together a list of freebies, products, and activities that could work to get the kids excited AND teach them musical concepts!
#1: “Imperial March” listening lesson
I put together this free listening lesson to help students practice tim-ka, or dotted eighth/sixteenth. I used it with my 5th graders last year and they LOVED listening to the piece, and it was a great connection from what they learned in music class to music they love. Click the picture to download it.
#2: Beat swords
I saw these on Tracy King's blog, and think the idea is just fabulous. Plus, they'd be great to reinforce steady beat! Click the picture below to see Tracy's blog post!
#3: Star Wars Bulletin Board
I found this on Pinterest….so cute!! This is the brainchild at the couple at Music Teachers Rock
. Such a cute way to teach about form! If you click the picture, you can see the pin on Pinterest.
#4: YouTube video
This is an awesome video about the role of music in the films!
My friend Amy Abbott created this awesome set which looks like the opening credits, and has students read different rhythm patterns! If you don't want to buy the entire bundle, you can buy the individual sets.
If you have a parachute, this is an awesome activity by Cherie Herring to practice musical form while listening to the theme! (This makes me want to get a parachute!!)
So much could be done with this. I love how the vocal parts are layered, and how they take music that is typically instrumental and make it choral. SO FUN!
I hope that you get a chance to see the movie soon, AND to use some of these activities in your classroom! What are your favorite activities for the movies?