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The Wonder Pod Toolkit

The Wonder Pod Toolkit

The Wonder Pod Toolkit is an exciting young person centred resource using innovative technologies with fun workshops to enable everyone to learn new skills and form healthy friendships through creativity. The kit includes warm up games, one off activities and extended projects/lesson plans utilising the technology introduced earlier in the kit. Each activity explains the ideal group size, time needed, equipment you will need and the skills that will be developed - from team building and leadership to just pure fun! This kit is perfect for music, media and drama teachers who are looking to introduce technology into their classes. It's also a great way to try something new!
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The Music of Frederic Chopin - WebQuest and Music Composition Project

The Music of Frederic Chopin - WebQuest and Music Composition Project

In this lesson, students learn fun facts about Frederic Chopin and his music as they complete a WebQuest (Internet Scavenger Hunt) to answer questions about the topic. Then, they use that knowledge to create a music composition of their own, using Chopin’s style, using Soundation, a free Web 2.0 music creation and editing program. A complete answer key is provided for the WebQuest for easy grading, along with resources for both teachers and students. The student questions are included in both a print version and a digital (editable) version to make it easy for students to complete the lesson digitally or on paper. Also included are tutorial links to assist students with the software for the music project. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in upper elementary as well. Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Fun Facts about Frederic Chopin WebQuest Activity (print and Editable digital files included) • Fun Facts about Frederic Chopin WebQuest Answer Key • Creating Music in Chopin’s Style using Soundation
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The Music of George Gershwin - WebQuest and Music Composition Project

The Music of George Gershwin - WebQuest and Music Composition Project

In this lesson, students learn fun facts about George Gershwin and his music as they complete a WebQuest (Internet Scavenger Hunt) to answer questions about the topic. Then, they use that knowledge to create a music composition of their own, using Gershwin's style, using Soundation, a free Web 2.0 music creation and editing program. A complete answer key is provided for the WebQuest for easy grading, along with resources for both teachers and students. The student questions are included in both a print version and a digital (editable) version to make it easy for students to complete the lesson digitally or on paper. Also included are tutorial links to assist students with the software for the music project. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in upper elementary as well. Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Fun Facts about George Gershwin WebQuest Activity (print and Editable digital files included) • Fun Facts about George Gershwin WebQuest Answer Key • Creating Music in Gershwin’s Style using Soundation
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Christmas Songs:- Dance along to Xmas songs!

Christmas Songs:- Dance along to Xmas songs!

Christmas Songs - is a playlist of Xmas songs, the students choose the song and then everyone can party along. These are popular classics, that everyone knows and if not the lyrics are included. The activity is interactive for students to choose a song. It has an accompanying Visual symbol Board to print out. It was created for students with special needs (SEN) for teaching life skills but can be used as a valuable resource for early years.. On TES I have created a Christmas resources which has fun activities to celebrate Xmas and a Making Mince Pies:- Visual Recipe or Making Gingerbread People: Visual Recipe- check them out
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A Mean Old Man - Scrooge gets up to date! Full Length Musical for Secondary Schools and Sixth Form

A Mean Old Man - Scrooge gets up to date! Full Length Musical for Secondary Schools and Sixth Form

This is a full length musical packed with outstanding songs - there's no 'filler' here! Scrooge is an estate agent, pay day loan shark, scrap gold merchant with an intern on a government training scheme. THERE CAN BE OVER 60 SPEAKING PARTS. PLEASE listen to the overview or go to the You Tube movie of the songs as performed by pupils at a secondary school. I've attached some of the backing tracks to give a flavour of the quality of the music on offer. There's really too much stuff to put it on to the TES site. I will provide what you need including full scores, backing tracks demo tracks and any other advice you need. Here's a synopsis: A Mean Old Man Synopsis Scrooge is alive and well and living in your local town as the proprietor of ‘Scrooge and Marley’ - estate agent, ‘unwanted’ gold dealer and pay day loan shark. His long suffering clerk is still Bob Cratchit; Bob is on a Government training scheme but the only education he gets from Scrooge is in the school of hard knocks. Cratchit moonlights in a band - he hopes to make it on an X Factor type programme but he has to keep regular money coming in to support Mrs Cratchit and the improbable number of Cratchettes - including of course a simpering do goody Tiny Tim (or Tina depending on casting). The show starts with a dance duet performed to a smoky jazz number ‘Wish For The Moon’ which tells Scrooge that his number is up. The dancers personify giving and taking and dance around a static figure with his back to the audience. Carol singers enter and ask Scrooge for a donation - whoops! Then we have the charity collectors who are dismissed, followed in short order by Darren and Sharon - Scrooge’s nephew and his - well - common (in every respect) law wife. Scrooge refuses their kind overtures and reluctantly gives Cratchit Christmas day off; Cratchit escapes the office and meets up with his fellow band members who wonder what they would do with all that money. As Scrooge reaches home we are treated to the sight of Marley (complete with dreadlocks and FX on Ghetto Blaster) who resembles his cousin Bob very strongly; in his own brand of punk ska he warns Scrooge of the three ghosts who will visit him that night. Scrooge poo poos this and settles down with his Freemans catalogue - he has just opened the ladies underwear section when he is interrupted by what appears to be an early 1960s cheesy pop singer who announces that he is the ghost of Christmas Past (‘long past?’ - ‘not on your nelly - your past - the rock’n’roll years!!) Download the script for more info!
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Megamusicals - The Hit British Musicals of the 1980s

Megamusicals - The Hit British Musicals of the 1980s

This resource is intended for KS3 Drama students. It teaches them about the rise of one of the most successful genres of theatre - the Megamusical. Students will learn about the emergence of the sub-genre during the 1980s, as producers such as Cameron Mackintosh and composers such as Andrew Lloyd Webber created iconic musicals such as Cats, Les Miserables and The Phantom of the Opera. These combined universally appealing stories, catchy songs, creative sets and spectacular special effects into a unique and exciting production, allowing British theatre to reach new heights of commercial success. This resource will prove useful for drama students seeking to learn more about the making of musicals and their impact with audiences all over the globe. It is especially useful for those seeking to learn about staging and set design, as it places particular emphasis on set designers like John Napier, who played a major role in making the Megamusicals stand out by giving them a distinctive visual style which could impress theatregoers throughout the world. The Megamusicals resource contains a Powerpoint, a transcript to be used by both teachers and students, a worksheet containing questions for students, and a sheet containing a unique homework assignment which will allow students to demonstrate their creativity and their understanding of musical and theatrical conventions.
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A Christmas Welcome - brilliant song to start your Christmas Concert

A Christmas Welcome - brilliant song to start your Christmas Concert

This is simple to sing - yet extremely effective. This works from year 2 up to adult. It's a simple three part song with three melodies that all work together and finishes on a great three part chord - harmony by stealth! It makes a great start to any Christmas Concert - it just works. The Lyrics are: 1 Time is back again welcome back again Though it's been a year Since the music played seasons come and fade Now we're singing here - Christmas 2 Time is near The music's here - Christmas 3 Time is near, it's a year, we've been here Sing our song, it's so long. now we're here - Christmas And that's it! Your singers/class/choir/whole school will learn it in ten minutes. Get them to go to the youtube link and learn it at home. Get in touch if you have any questions or requests. musicals4kidz.com
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Arts Award Bronze Log Book

Arts Award Bronze Log Book

A user-friendly log book for students to use to complete their portfolio for Arts Award Bronze. Perfect for those who are lower ability or KS2/3. This has been used and approved through moderation.
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Ready, Steady Elves! Christmas musical play for ages 5 - 9

Ready, Steady Elves! Christmas musical play for ages 5 - 9

Look at the date – Santa’s going to be late! There’s pandemonium at the North Pole - Santa Claus has overslept! Worried that there are just a few hours till Christmas, Santa calls a crisis meeting – the Elves need to speed up! But that’s not quite as easy as it seems… The presents are still not wrapped, the magic sleigh is in the garage for repairs, and there’s disaster at the laundry when Santa’s Christmas suit shrinks in the wash! Can things get any worse…? Yes, they can - the reindeer have all caught colds! Join us for a rollercoaster ride of festive frolics, packed to bursting with fun-filled songs and hilarity. And with one final surprise that even Santa doesn’t see coming, this might be the most magical Christmas ever… Running Time (including music): Approximately 35 minutes. Cast: 29 speaking parts (easily adaptable to approximately 15 - 55). The cast can also be expanded further with non-speaking parts; suggestions for expanding or reducing the cast are provided in your Play Pack. Your Play Pack includes: - Instrumental and vocal backing tracks for 7 songs; - MP3 of all audio tracks , incidental music and sound effects; - Click-n-Sing karaoke-style videos for every song; - Editable scripts; - Cross-curricular educational activities; - Cast and props list, - Staging advice; - Printable posters and programmes. - Lyric sheets and music scores; Everything you need for the perfect play - just add kids! Want to upgrade to include the Book and CD? Just copy and paste the following URL into your browser: www.easypeasyplays.co.uk/collections/plays-by-term-autumn-winter/products/ready-steady-elves-3-age-options-1
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