Students complete their space mission by practicing and completing goals set by the teacher to earn squares on the giant game board (2 ft x 3 ft) hung in the studio.
Students must visit all of the planets, the sun, the moon, and the space station to earn all 11 planet cards. Each card features a QR code and website link to a focused listening activity, and questions about the video. Students will learn about the 7 movements of Holst’s’ The Planets and compare to other movie and space music of movies. In addition, they will also learn theory concepts such as dynamics, ostinato, key signatures, tempo, time signatures, motifs, major or minor, and what a tone poem is, applying each to their original composition about Pluto.
Each student’s goal is to finish the game during the year. Because they choose their path in the game, students are not able to easily see who is in the lead. However, competitive students may be motivated to finish first. They will ask who is first or if anyone has finished, and teachers may add a competitive aspect to the game by awarding a prize for the top finishers.
Teacher and parent-approved! Both teachers and parents have noticed increased motivation and results with this practice motivation program!
Your students will be excited to move their character on the board and see their progress in this incentive program for piano lessons or any music student.
This assignment book download includes answer pages, a place to track where students have been on the game board, and lessons assignment pages. Each student will also need one set of coordinating postcards.
Coordinates with Music is Out of This World Teacher Kit
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Additional Required Materials for Game
Postcards (1 set per student) sold separately.