Music-Focused Lessons and Activities for the Digital Classroom
Visitors to the San Francisco Symphony’s Music Connectswebsite for children will discover the innovative ways symphony musicians are coming together to keep the music playing during this disruptive time. Students can explore and learn about the instruments in a symphony orchestra, and educators will find suggestions for lessons and activities that may be adapted to their school’s distance-learning plan and scaffolded to best suit the age group of their students. The music-focused lessons have been designed to facilitate curriculum connections with other disciplines. Activities are organized around Music Concepts and Listening Skills, Music and Language Arts, Music and Social Studies, and Music and Physical Sciences. The site also offers special playlists designed for familylistening, as well as activities to print out.
Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock and Roll is an exhibition by the MetropolitanMuseum of Art that tracks rock music’s seismic impact on society and culture—all through the instruments and sounds that defined its voice.
Developed by Boston Children’s Museum, the League of Extraordinary Bloggers is part of The Freeman Foundation Asian Culture Exhibit Series, administered by the Association of Children’s Museums. In the game, a criminal mastermind known as the FOX has been stealing important cultural landmarks and objects all across China, Japan, South Korea, and Vietnam. Working together, students will learn about Asia and assemble clues from each country to track down this criminal mastermind.