Ideal for Year 7 to 9, and an excellent choice for Saint Patrick’s Day, this project is fully resourced with enough activities for up to 3 hours of fun-packed, exciting, quality learning.
This project deals first with characteristics of Irish Music, and then moves onto Irish instruments. Listening and written tasks are incorporated, here. There is then a focus on the Dorian mode, and a couple of further written notation activities. The main task follows, which is a 4-part Jig composed by myself: Bodhran (rhythm) part; Chord part for either keyboard/ piano or guitar (chord grids provided); 2 melody/ countermelody parts. Students are taken through the learning of each part, and then set to task on a group performance. Extension tasks explore the addition of a drone and/ or Irish ornamentation (taps, cuts, and rolls). Finally, students assess themselves against the 10-point success criteria on the PowerPoint and evaluate their achievement.
In this download pack, you will receive:
1 x Starter Word Search introducing key words associated with Irish Music (Literacy)
1 x 11-page worksheet with 10 separate tasks covering the whole range of listening, theory, and performing skills, plus contextual and historical knowledge of Ireland.
1 x 3-minute annotated video demonstrating the 4 main characteristics of Irish Music with plenty of incidental learning embedded.
1 x 22-Slide PowerPoint which is beautifully presented and animated with Objectives, every single task ‘chunked’ for easy content delivery, Answers, extension tasks, and much more.
1 x Main task focusing on group performance in the form of an Irish Jig (composed by myself)
27 x MP3 files modelling the individual parts, the main task and extension tasks.
1 x Potato Famine fact sheet, focusing on the responsibility of government in crisis situations, and specifically the British government’s role in the deaths of so many Irish. (PSHCE)
1 x Crossword for homework to recap key words relating to Irish Music (Numeracy)
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