BrainPOP's Arts & Music module supports teachers with arts-integrated instruction, as well as some art history curriculum, for third through eighth grade (though many high school teachers may also find it useful). The video lessons are grouped into five main topics: Famous Artists & Musicians, Art Concepts, Learning Music, Making Music, and Music Genres.
Use these videos as engaging introductions to various topics. The majority of the lesson plans focus on implementation and application. They list the online tech tools and (mostly) easy-to-locate art materials you'll need -- from replicating percussion sounds and harmonizing to creating Impressionist compositions or Picasso-esque self-portraits. As with other BrainPOP content, high school teachers might want something more targeted at teens. If that's the case, consider clicking the recommended webinars and screencasts listed on the Lesson Ideas page.Continue reading Show less
Key Standards Supported
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 6 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words or phrases based on grade 8 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 9–10 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Reading Informational Text
Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.
Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.
Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums (e.g., print or digital text, video, multimedia) to present a particular topic or idea.
Analyze various accounts of a subject told in different mediums (e.g., a person’s life story in both print and multimedia), determining which details are emphasized in each account.
Speaking & Listening
Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.
Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, sound) and visual displays in presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.
Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest.
Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.