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Recommended Grade Level(s)

  • 3-5

Primary Subject Area(s)

  • Music
  • Physical Education

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Activity Description

Introduce students to Morse Code and then use mine signals to teach auditory sequencing by having students clap-out the mine signals. Next, have students work with partners to create a code (e.g., A-B-B-A, a musical combination of notes, dance routine) they could use as a signal in a mine or other job situation. They will act out their codes using music or dance to other groups in the class.

Standards Addressed

  1. Music
    1. Grade 5 Standards
      1. 4.5.1: Create music to interpret readings or dramatizations.
      2. 6.5.1: Compare and contrast simple elements of music when presented aurally.
  2. Physical Education
    1. Grade 4 Standards
      1. 3.5.2Bb: Apply partner skills while creating a movement sequence.
      2. 3.5.2C: Create a movement phrase, accurately repeat it and then vary it, making changes in the time, space, and/or qualities of movement.
      3. 3.5.3A: Create a movement sequence to express an idea/concept.
      4. 3.5.3B: Discuss interpretations and reactions to a movement sequence.

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