Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Johnny Weissmuller, Best Known as Tarzan, Was Born

Johnny Weissmuller (1904 -1984) was a Romanian-born American swimmer and actor. Weissmuller was one of the world's best swimmers in the 1920s, winning five Olympic gold medals and one bronze medal. He won fifty-two US National Championships and set sixty-seven world records. After his swimming career, he became the sixth actor to portray Tarzan in films, a role he played in twelve motion pictures. Dozens of other actors have also played Tarzan, but Weissmuller is by far the best known. His character's distinctive, ululating Tarzan yell is still often used in films.

- Wikipedia

Lesson Plan Information
Title: Trashin' the Camp, AABA Song Form, with Tarzan
Objectives: Students will demonstrate an understanding of AABA song form through dance and Tarzan yells.
Concepts / Vocabulary: AABA song form
Grade Level: K-12
Subject: Music
Materials: Trashin' the Camp sound recording from Disney's Animated Feature Tarzan
Time Needed: Two 50-minute class periods
Provided by: Wave Music Studio
Year: 2008

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