Flipped Classroom - Find your Rhythm

Flipped Classroom - Find your Rhythm

Lesson 11 of 12 in this unit

  • Secondary
  • Year 7 - 10
  • The Arts
  • Music
  • ...

Lesson summary

This lesson is designed for a flipped classroom, where students learn new content by watching a video in their own time. This strategy provides the opportunity for students to build their knowledge, attitudes and values by themselves, thereby freeing up class time for hands-on work. By watching this video students start to visualise different rhythms and reflect on their own ways of constructing rhythm.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • recognise and explore different ways of visualising rhythm
  • recognise different types of rhythm from around the world
  • Students reflect on their own music making and rhythm construction.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • describe rhythm. 

Lesson guides and printables

Lesson Plan
Student Worksheet

Lesson details

Curriculum mapping

Australian curriculum content descriptions:

Year 7 & 8 Music:

  • Analyse composers’ use of the elements of music and stylistic features when listening to and interpreting music (ACAMUR097)

Year 9 & 10 Music:

  • Evaluate a range of music and compositions to inform and refine their own compositions and performances (ACAMUR104)

Syllabus Outcomes: MUS5.7, MUS5.8, MUS5.9, MUS5.10, MUS4.7, MUS4.8, MUS4.10.

General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking, Ethical understanding, Intercultural understanding.

Relevant parts of Year 7 and 8 achievement standards: Students identify and analyse how the elements of music are used in different styles and apply this knowledge in their performances and compositions.

Relevant parts of Year 9 and 10 achievement standards: Students analyse different scores and performances aurally and visually. They evaluate the use of elements of music and defining characteristics from different musical styles. 

Unit of work: Artology Fanfare Competition.

Time needed: 30 mins.

Level of teacher scaffolding: Low – allow students to explore the topic independently.

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This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:

  • Collaboration
  • Digital literacy
  • Problem solving
  • Social skills

Additional info

This lesson is part of the Fanfare Competition unit. The unit is designed for students to build their aural and technical skills while exploring music as an art form through listening, composing and performing. Students are encouraged to apply their learning by planning and organising a composition for the Fanfare Competition.

The competition encourages young people aged 12‐21 years to write a new work to be recorded by the Australian Youth Orchestra and played in venues across Australia to replace the ‘cue bells’ for audiences to take their seats. It is a wonderful way to showcase young artists and musicians, and encourage creativity in young people.

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