Yo-Yo Ma and a cello…a combination that’s music to our ears! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby hit all the right notes to bring you the life story of the world-famous cellist. See how the Chinese-American prodigy grew up with music in his blood in Paris and New York City. You’ll discover how a switch from violin to cello launched Ma on the path to classical music stardom. You’ll also follow all the major milestones of his career, as he went from the classrooms of Juilliard and Harvard to performing with the world’s greatest musicians and orchestras. Finally, you’ll learn just what it is that has earned Ma a reputation as the world’s greatest living cellist! Sound good? With Yo-Yo Ma, it always does!
Students learn how they can use their active imagination to solve problems, create, and have a positive impact on the world around them. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »
In this musical genres lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-8, students use BrainPOP resources to conduct independent and/or collaborative research on a selected musical topic. Students will share their research about a musical genre, instrument, musician, or aspect of learning music with the class using web 2.0 tools or other presentation methods. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for any grade level, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the life and works of historical figures. Students will research their selected historical figure, create a "Who Am I?" bag of clues about their figure, and invite classmates to deduce which historical figure they researched. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »