Project Earth Rock is described as “a Key Stage 2 multi-media scheme of work for sustainability”. Its authors have developed a set of 12 clever songs and funny animations (many of them using children’s artwork) to help teachers and pupils explore environmental issues – and have a lot of fun in the process.
Its cross-curricular, animated, musical approach enables teachers and pupils to easily access themes such as climate change, energy use, transport, waste, water and rainforests. The 12 songs, lesson plans and accompanying film clips really bring these topics to life. The lessons can be implemented as a term of work or slotted piecemeal into the class curriculum. The video material is versatile and can be used as part of the lessons in the pack or for school assemblies and choir rehearsals. The resources have been extensively trialled in English and Scottish primary schools.
Designed for the class teacher rather than the music specialist, the pack consists of:
- A book of lesson plans with English and Scottish curriculum references
- Piano sheet music for assemblies and concerts
- A DVD with electronic (PDF) versions of the sheet music and lesson plans, plus:
- Song-teaching videos
- Karaoke videos
- Smartboard slides to accompany the lessons
- MP3 files with vocals
- MP3 files without vocals
There is a free sample lesson plan available to download from the website. Individual lesson packages can also be purchased and downloaded separately for those who don’t want to purchase the whole pack.
The price of the pack ranges from £150-£550 depending on school size, with the average school (200-400 pupils) paying £250.00. (This is a one-off payment rather than an annual licensing fee.)
PublisherBig Green Machine Ltd
- Teacher's Pack (£250)
- Price varies from £150-£550 depending on school size.
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