Music Video Field Trip
Students produce music videos featuring their own original poetry and music. Before and during the field trip, students engage in each step of the process, working in groups to decide on a concept, create original spoken word poetry, digitally compose their own music, coordinate dance routines, and perform and film the final product.
Students draw upon their literacy skills to create spoken word poetry and math skills to arrange rhythm patterns. They also expand their technical knowledge using cutting-edge music composition tools. The result is a fusion between art and technology that introduces students to the production process.
The music video workshops can help students authenticate learning, visualize abstract concepts, and develop confidence with technology. The video production project can be used as a platform to enhance your classroom curriculum. For example, the topic of the poetry and music can be based on a story or play, represent a scene from history, illustrate a scientific discovery, or convey any concept or idea.
Music Video Field Trip Information
Duration: Two hours
Grade Level: Grades 3-12
Group Size: 10-25 students, divided into teams of 4-6
Students take away: A copy of the final recording on DVD
Suggested content areas:math, language arts, science, social studies and music
The Learning Experience
Students create spoken word poetry.
Students learn about rhythm, timing and sequencing.
Performing arts skills
Students learn expression through music and movement and coordinate the overall look of a video.
Students learn how to use music looping composition software and experience the chromakey production technique for special effects.
Critical thinking skills
Students respond to one another’s music videos.
Students work in small groups and negotiate roles and project details.
Students make choices about all aspects of their productions.