What seems like a zillion years ago we started a Classical Conversations community in our area. And while we decided to break-off from CC, I continue to appreciate what they are doing.
Karen, over at the Wisdom and Rightesousness blog takes the good of CC and makes it great. Why? Because Karen takes creates lap books for the memory work. This does a couple of things for the student- it allows them to utilize more than one or two neural pathways as they memorize. It engages the wiggles. It adds dimension to sheer memory work. It other words, it contextualizes, affording better understanding to the learner. And isn't that a large part of what education is about?
Karen has just created a new Lapbook about the Orchestra. Of course, it will go very well with the CC music portion. But it is also an excellent stand alone for anyone NOT involved in a CC community, co-op leaders who are looking for a music unit, music teachers or anyone else looking to round out their music/orchestra/composer education.
Each section of the lapbook is divided by weeks consisting of Scope, Preparation and Materials, Instruction and Digging Deeper. The Digging Deeper section includes games, links and interactive tools, worksheets, crafts, information and activities.
We are definitely adding this to our curriculum this spring! And, total bonus for busy educators- this resource is open and go- it's all here. You add some card-stock,paper and a brad and you are ready to make a keep-sake lap-book.
Even better? ...beginning on Monday January 14th you can enter to win a FREE Orchestra Lapbook http://www.wisdomandrighteousness.com/resources/cc-cycle-1-orchestra-book The giveaway will end on Monday the 21st and the winner(s) will be given the download for this great new resource for CC families. I have 2 lapbooks to give away! So begin sharing and entering!!
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4) Chekc back on Monday, January 21. Winners have 5 days to contact me and collect their lap-books!