TOPICS IN TEMPO

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Students LEARN that music tells a story. Using a piece of classical music as a soundtrack, students CREATE an original narrative.

Language Arts

Students COLLABORATE to compose an original piece of music using sound clips from the Topics in Tempo musical selection as their language. Students DISCOVER the challenges of communicating without a common language.

Social Studies

Students CONSTRUCT geometric shapes using toothpicks and marshmallows. As Math Maestros, they use those shapes as models to CONDUCT music in different meters.

Math

Topics in Tempo culminates with a INTERACTIVE experience that INTEGRATES each content-area lesson and features a performance by professional musicians. 

Live Professional Performance

Students build their own instruments using plastic containers and rubber bands. They EXPERIMENT with pitch and INVESTIGATE how sound travels.

Science

You will receive:

  • 4 Teacher Lesson Plans

  • All student materials, including hands on materials and copies

  • One hour teacher training session with Topics in Tempo developers

  • Live performance by professional musicisns

Implementing

Topics in Tempo

TESTIMONIALS

Integration of music into our curriculum is exactly what will engage our children in learning any new concept. We all loved it!

- 2nd grade teacher, Burton Valley Elementary, Lafayette, CA.

The live performance pulled the week together. It was the culmination and hearing professionals play and talk about their music that made a real connection with the students.”

- 5th grade teacher, Burton Valley Elementary, Lafayette, CA

The students were captivated and retained the material beautifully!

- 5th grade teacher, Castro Valley Elementary, Castro Valley, CA

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