Multi-Disciplinary Lesson

Multi-disciplinary lesson

George Gerrietts
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South Pekin Grade School

TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:

Notation Software
Music Production
Productivity Tools


Middle School


Music Technology


Pictures, Scanner, PowerPoint (or other presentation software), Finale Notepad or Music creation software


3 days/40 minutes each Minutes

Prior Knowledge and Skills:

Students will have some experience with creating multimedia presentations. Students have used notation software or music creation software.

NAfME standard of 1994 Addressed:

NAfME standard of 1994: Improvising melodies, harmonies, and accompaniments.
NAfME standard of 1994: Composing and Arranging Music within specified guidelines.
NAfME standard of 1994: Reading and notating music.

NAfME 2014: Creating 

NAfME standard of 1994: Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.

NAfME 2014: Connections


Pictures (may be digital)


Students use a variety of sound resources and electronic media when composing and arranging music. Using available technology, students will produce compositions and multimedia works.


Distribute pictures. Students will write a poem (6-8 lines) to express the mood of the picture. Students will scan the pictures and save files. (if necessary) Using PowerPoint, the students will create one slide with their picture and poem. Using Finale Notepad, the students will create a simple melody to match mood of picture and poem. (May use other music creation software) Students will save the song as an audio file (will require copy of Finale) Insert audio file into PowerPoint slide.


Checklist of elements to be included in presentation.

Follow Up:

Use movie clips and create score for them.

Items to Purchase:


When budget should be submitted:


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