Developing Awareness of Emotional Responses
Goal: Students become aware of their emotional responses to music cues and communicate their emotions using emotional vocabulary.
Teacher plays music cues and students observe and communicate their emotional responses. Students develop movie titles to music cues and then demonstrate understanding by creating an individual drawing or movie title to a new music cue.
May connect to these Common Core Standards & National Arts Standards:
Language Arts: Writing
Language Arts: Language
CCSS.ELA-Literacy L.K.4, L.K.5
CCSS.ELA-Literacy L.1.4, L.1.5
CCSS.ELA-Literacy L.2.4, L.2.5
Language Arts: Speaking & Listening
CCSS.ELA-Literacy SL.K.1, SL.K.4, SL.K.5
CCSS.ELA-Literacy SL.1.1, SL.1.4, SL.1.5
CCSS.ELA-Literacy SL.2.1, SL.2.4, SL.2.5
“In the video, the narrator explained how a cookie, or music, are not feelings, but they can make you feel something. Today, let’s be aware of our emotional responses to music. We will use an expanded vocabulary to communicate how the music makes us feel.”
Ex: “I am going to play some music. Listen and think about how it makes you feel. Silently give your feeling a word or phrase. Your word can be an emotion word, like MISERABLE or EMBARRASSED, or it can be a sensation word, like JUMPY or TIRED. It can even be a phrase like, “Wanting to run away.”
[Turn OFF visuals on projector to avoid showing music label.]
“We’ve used different words to describe our emotions in response to the music. Sometimes we felt the same about the music as our friends, and sometimes differently, and that’s OK. We focused on our own emotional responses, and we used words to communicate how the music made us feel.”
“I am going to play another piece of music. I want each group to decide on an emotion or sensation word or phrase that best matches the music. Members of your group may have different responses. If so, try to choose one word or phrase that is agreed upon.”
Play CALM track. After 30 seconds, lower volume.
“How does this music make you feel? Think of a word or phrase that describes your emotion then write/draw about a time you felt that way.”
Choose an emotion word that goes with the music, and then: