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“Conducting” music with fruit

Age: 10+ Time 4 hours (e.g. 2 sessions of 2 hours) Overview Using everyday items and Makey Makey to make music. Students learn how to focus on instructional language and musical rhythm. Goals (1) transferring theoretical information to reality (identifying electrically conductive materials) (2) collaborating in group (3) understanding, structuring and carrying out instructions based on  Full Article…

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Creative and Performing Arts Handbook

PROJECTS AND ACTIVITIES Animation and Cinema (Visual Media) Around the World in 6 Museums (Visual Arts) Music Maestros (Music) Photography (Photography) Typography (Visual Arts) It’s Showtime! (Drama) Graffiti (Visual Arts) All Stars Stage School (Cross-curricular) If you want you can get a digital draft of the MetroLine Network Map. The final version of the book will be available for  Full Article…

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All Stars!

Overview Now that students have had a taster of a variety of performing arts, they are given the opportunity to establish their own extra-curricular clubs. These clubs will collectively form the basis of your school’s All Stars Stage School. Description Ask them to form groups according to whichever activity they preferred e.g. acting, dancing, singing  Full Article…

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Bustin’ Moves

Overview Getting students (particularly boys!) to willingly participate in dance lessons is a perennial problem for many teachers. Here, we’ve used a combination of fun software, appealing video clips and fun activities to tackle the issue head-on.  This unit is split into four lessons and aims to improve learners’ ability to choreograph short dance routines.  Full Article…

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Documentary Divas

Overview In pairs, learners prepare, film and present a short ‘fly-on-the-wall’ documentary. One learner takes the role of the ‘star’ or ‘diva’ (popular choices include Marilyn Monroe, King Henry VIII and Dylan Thomas), the other takes the role of interviewer/film maker. This activity tests learners’ improvisation skills whilst also giving them the safety net of  Full Article…

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