ABC (Arts in Basic Curriculum)

The Arts in Basic Curriculum (ABC) Project provides leadership to achieve quality, comprehensive arts education (dance, music, media arts, theatre, visual arts and creative writing) for all students in South Carolina.
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Early Grades - Pretending with Scenery
Early Grades - Pretending with Scenery

Lesson

Students will learn about using their imagination to act out a story in an imaginary location, using the setting and items around them. Students will think creatively and problem solve. After some...

Cup Compositions
Cup Compositions

Lesson

Students will use plastic cups to create their own compositions using symbolic notation and traditional notation of half notes, quarter notes, and eighth notes.

Telling Time through Theatre!
Telling Time through Theatre!

Lesson

During this lesson, students will convert digital hours and minutes to analog time while being the hands of a clock!

Making Music With the Pout, Pout Fish
Making Music With the Pout, Pout Fish

Lesson

This lesson will be the culminating lesson at the end of a unit on instruments, tone color, and how music can help tell a story. The students would have already learned about the families of the...

“Inspiring Inventions!” (Design)
“Inspiring Inventions!” (Design)

Lesson

This lesson falls into the second nine weeks of school, after the study of Westward Expansion. This design project will lead to a new unit that focuses on the Industrial Revolution. Collaborating in...

Theme and Variation
Theme and Variation

Lesson

This lesson is the 4th of 6 lessons. The concept of theme and variation is introduced as another type of form which can be used in dance. Students will briefly review AB, ABA, and Rondo form and then...

History Comes Alive
History Comes Alive

Lesson

This integrated unit will encompass three parts. Students will begin by selecting a historical key figure they have studied during their time in 4th grade. After selecting their key figure, students...

Adding Lyrics
Adding Lyrics

Lesson

This lesson builds upon students' music composition skills by having them follow steps they have previously used, and then go one step further by adding lyrics. The objective is to have students...