Performing Arts-Music

Music and Early Man

Posted Aug 16, 2011 by Anita Ullner

When did music develop?  What role did music play in pre-civilization?  This lesson asks students to interact with the music and art of the hunters and gathers, and determine what role it played in their culture.

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6-8
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Take a Walk with Beethoven

Posted Aug 01, 2011 by Janet Henderson

After studying the life of Ludwig van Beethoven, students will listen to, become familiar with, and identify distinguishing characteristics of Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68, the "Pastoral". Selected landscape art will be explored and correlated with specific movements of the symphony. The sonnet, On Hearing a Symphony of Beethoven by Edna St. Vincent Millay, will be interpreted. Student poetry elicted by an imagninary walk in the meadow with Beethoven will be illusutrated with their art.

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3-5
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Cooperating Families, Cooperating Classrooms

Posted Jul 10, 2011 by Diane Immethun

To accomplish goals, members of families must cooperate, just as members of the orchestra must cooperate to create beautiful music. Similarly, students in a classroom have similar constructs; everyone must do their best for themselves as well as for the good of the whole. This lesson helps students understand that an orchestra, a family and a classroom must work together to accomplish great things.

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PK-2 3-5
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Music through the Ears of Beethoven

Posted Jul 07, 2011 by Jennifer Potts

Using Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, students will discover how difficult it is to compose music with a hearing loss. Children will develop an understanding of overcoming disabilities and preserving through life's struggles. Students will learn how to compose four bars of music using 4-4 time.

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Un Poema Musical

Posted Jul 06, 2011 by Monica Suyo

Students will create a poem in Spanish using different adjectives and emotion descriptors inspired by a classical music listening experience.

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6-8 9-12
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Rational Mozart

Posted Jul 06, 2011 by Grace Rhee

Students will become familiar with the value of each musical note from a whole note to a 16th note and be able to write out their value in terms of fractions, decimals and percents. They will convert between fractions, decimals and percents and be able to state the relationship between them.

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6-8
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Elephants in Tutus

Posted Jul 06, 2011 by Debra Hoiem

Students will understand how three famous people made a significant contribution to the performing arts. They will read a timeline, demonstrate map skills, learn and perform a simple rhythmic pattern using various percussion instruments. Using adjectives and verbs, students will describe the animal that they have selected for their ballet performance. They will listen to an historical account of the event as well as listen and dance like elephants to Stravinsky’s Circus Polka: For a Young Elephant.

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Compare and Contrast Composers

Posted Jun 15, 2011 by Stephanie LaPlante

Students will create a visual representation of what they think about, or feel from the music of Copland and Stravinsky. After reading books from the series Getting to Know the World's Greatest Composers, students will use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast the two composers (Stravinsky and Copland), their music, and the time period in which they lived to create a paragraph comparing the two composers.

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3-5
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Duke Ellington and the Nutcracker Suite

Posted Jun 07, 2011 by Heidi Aarts Michels

Students will be introduced to the great jazz composer and band leader, Duke Ellington by listening to his re-composed, re-orchestrated version of Nutcracker Suite by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, following a previously taught thematic lesson about Tchaikovsky's classic. Students use there prior knowledge of musical concepts and the instrumentation of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite  to recognize similar melodies in Ellington's work to that of Tchaikovsky. Share and Discuss > View Lesson Plan (PDF 0.1MB)

 
 

Moods

Posted Jun 07, 2011 by Donna Boyes

Students will determine moods created by a piece of music and will analyze how the composer created the feelings. Students will determine the character traits/moods of story characters by analyzing the adjectives, adverbs, and verbs used by the author. Finally, students will determine which piece of music best represents the characters from a story.

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3-5
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