Ms. Jackson taught 4th grade and worked with Ms. Hall, the CAPE teaching artist, on finding the overlap between music and poetry, and on using each to better understand the other, and to help the students express their individual voices.
Big Idea: Our big idea was voice, both as it pertains to the music classroom and literal definition, and also to writing. What is voice? What does it mean to have a voice?
Inquiry: How can we express our voice through poetry? How do writers express their voice? How do composers and musicians express their voice? What is voice in music? How does voice relate to timbre? How do we express our voice while being part of an ensemble?