Kids Interactive Music Link: Xploring Xtremes

ArtsEdge, Kennedy Center’s interactive website for music and arts education, is a free online resource  every teacher, librarian, parent, and caregiver should know about, but probably doesn’t. 

One of my favorite features was Xploring Xtremes. Kids can explore and analyze musical extremes in dynamics, tempo, and other elements of music, through a variety of listening, reading, and movement activities.  Listen to classical excerpts from the National Symphony Orchestra, meet the conductor, and enjoy a host of hands-on, interactive experiences. A Teacher’s Guide is available, and schools can incorporate these tools and stream the audio clips directly into the classroom or lab setting.

Try Xploring Xtremes now.

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