Animals

An African Safari into Creativity

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Janet Rowland

In this lesson students will assign an orchestral instrument to an African animal, using characteristics which they have in common. The students will write a cinquain poem and create a poster (collage) with their African animal as the theme.

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A Carnival of Animals and Children

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Kathy Davis

This lesson is designed to teach positional, directional and spatial skills, social skills, large motor skills, creative skills, and oral vocabulary using the "Aquarium" movement from Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint- Saëns. The lesson is designed specifically to teach early childhood developmentally delayed students but can the challenge can easily be increased to make it appropriate for older grades or ELL classes.
 

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PK-2
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Animal Poetry

Posted Apr 30, 2010 by Jessica Grant

Using Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals as a stimulus prompt, students will generate descriptive language of several animals (with special focus on verbs), culminating in the writing of a poem about the animal of their choice.

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GRADE LEVEL
3-5
SUBJECT
Language Arts
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Beethoven's Sixth Symphony: Pastoral

Posted Aug 16, 2009 by Sonja Rivera

Students discover how music can create a visual image in one’s mind as they listen to Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony – Pastoral.  As the image takes shape, the students create a visual representation of their image to include the aspects of nature which Beethoven included in this wonderful composition.

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GRADE LEVEL
3-5
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Guess What's on My Mind?

Posted Aug 15, 2009 by Sheng-Yin Lin

Students can use music to read each other’s minds!  As students learn to differentiate tempo and dynamics to interpret the mood of the music, they will express it through physical movement that allows their classmates to guess what is on their mind.

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3-5
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This is Tempo!

Posted Aug 15, 2009 by Sherrie Matic

This is Tempo gives students the skills and knowledge to listen to music in a new way.  With their new special vocabulary to define the speed of music, they can actually analyze and create music using their new skills.

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3-5
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Movement of the Animals

Posted Aug 13, 2009 by Sue Swenson

Students will understand that music can interpret movement as they focus on how the movement of animals may be best represented by music.  Through their knowledge of tempo and dynamics, the instruments of the orchestra, and knowledge of the physical attributes of animals in the wild, students will create a short musical composition to interpret what they have learned about the movement of animals.

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GRADE LEVEL
3-5
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Pedro y El Lobo (Peter and the Wolf)

Posted Aug 12, 2009 by Cathleen Colby

Peter and the Wolf becomes Pedro y El Lobo as students in Spanish class are given the opportunity to increase their vocabulary with an exploration into the classic musical tale by Sergei Prokofiev.  This lesson provides practice in new vocabulary and natural dialogue as the students create a new ending to the tale and perform it in front of their peers.

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GRADE LEVEL
9-12
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