Soundscape: How-to

In Soundscape, students:

  • Identify and create sounds that link to a specific time, place, character or idea
  • Visualize and embody a moment in time or an environment

Basic Instructions

  • Brainstorm ideas for sounds and words you could use to make your soundscape together
  • Ask participants to choose a sound they can repeat.
  • Have participants all practice their sound out loud all at once.
  • Inform participants that you will be the conductor and to watch your hands.
  • Ask participants to really listen to the sounds of others and think about how their sounds contribute to the overall soundscape.
  • Conducting participants to make their sounds group by group so the class can hear each small group’s sounds one at a time. Next begin layering one group over the other until all of the groups are making their sounds at the same time.

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Soundscape – Setting

Topic: Setting 
CLI Strategy: Soundscape
Subject: ELA 
Grade: Lower Elementary 

Students will be able to: Create and reflect on sounds to show their understanding of the setting of a story and how it changes.  Continue reading