Toolkit

TOOLKIT: SOUND INSTALLATION

THEME: SOUND
SUBJECT: EARLY CHILDHOOD
ARTIST: ROLF JULIUS / DANNY BRACKEN
GRADE: recommended PreK-5th grade
 
OBJECTIVES
Students will explore the sense of sound through art.
Students will learn how to describe & discuss different sounds in art/environment.
Students will explore how sounds are a part of our world.
 
KEY QUESTIONS
1. What sounds do you hear?  What do you see?  Do they match?
2. How do these sounds make you feel?
3. What is your favorite sound?  What is your least favorite sound?
 
BOOK REFERENCES
1. The Listening Walk by Paul Showers
2. This Jazz Man by Karen Ehrhardt
3. The Little Little Girl with the Big Big Voice by Kristen Balouch
4. Can You Hear the Sea? by Judy Cumberbatch
5. Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle
 
VISUAL REFERENCES
1. Red, (1996) by Rolf Julius
2. Music for the Garden, (1996) by Rolf Julius
1. What Does it Mean? (2014) by Danny Bracken
 
ACTIVITY
Using a projector, display a variety of images that have a corresponding sound (if you do not have a projector, you can print out images to tape up on a wall), some examples include a rainforest, a lion, popcorn or the wind. Ask students to make these sounds together and create a sound collage. Have students close their eyes and talk about if they can imagine being in a different place when they hear the different sounds. How do the different sounds make them feel? Do they feel differently when they hear the roar of the lion versus the pop of the popcorn?
 
BONUS
Using magazines and other collage materials, have students create a collage that represents one of the different sounds they heard. 

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PENNSYLVANIA CORE STANDARDS
VISUAL ARTS AND MUSIC
(9.1.3.A-9.1.5.A)
-know and use the elements and principles of each art form to create works in the arts and humanities
 
(9.1.3.B-9.1.5.B)
-recognize, know, use and demonstrate a variety of appropriate arts elements and principles to produce, review and revise original works in the arts
 
(9.1.3.C-9.1.5.C)
-recognize and use fundamental vocabulary within each of the arts forms
 
(9.1.3.D-9.1.5.D)
-use knowledge of varied styles within each art form through a performance or exhibition of unique work
 
(9.1.3.E-9.1.5.E)
-demonstrate the ability to define objects, express emotions, illustrate an action or relate an experience through creation of works in the arts
 

 
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