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Stravinsky, Munch, Vivaldi, Monet and Albers

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Laurie Burghardt

Compare and contrast Stravinsky's Rite of Spring to Vivaldi's Four Seasons, La Primavera (Spring). Pair the music of Stravinsky with the art of Edvard Munch. Pair the music of Vivaldi with the art of Claude Monet. Discuss the similarities and differences. Discuss Josef Albers’ Homage to the Square entitled “The High Spring”. Discuss how color and mood are connected. Create a color square in the style of Josef Albers to represent the pairings of Stravinsky & Munch and the pairing of Vivaldi & Monet.

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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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The Sound of Oklahoma's History

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Alice Pettit

After deep listening to Aaron Copland's Rodeo, Buckaroo Holiday, students will understand that music may add to and/or change the mood of written words, spoken words, or pictures for the listener or observer. They will also learn that music often tells its own story. Students will match historic photos to the music and learn to listen to music with open minds while visualizing what the music is depicting. Students used the photographs as models for their illustrations.

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3-5
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Four Seasons of a Deciduous Tree

Posted Feb 15, 2011 by Laura Knapp

While studying ecosystems, students will focus on the changes that occur in deiciduous forests throughout the seasons of the year. With that knowledge, students will listen to and analyze Vivaldi's The Four Seasons. As a culminating activity, students will use oil pastels to show what a dedicuous forest would like like during each season.
 

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PK-2 3-5
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Art, Dynamics, Tempo
 
 
 

Heritage Song

Posted Feb 15, 2011 by Debbie Perry

Students listen critically to two distinct compositions by composer Aaron Copland to help them connect with their own family's traditions and cultures. Through interviews, art and writing, students will gain a better understanding of their own heritage.
 

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A Musical Visit with Babar

Posted Mar 09, 2011 by Janet Mulligan

This lesson will introduce students to Babar, an elephant portrayed in the children's books by Jean de Brunhof. Students will listen to Francis Poulenc's musical composition of the same name, written to reflect the scenes in Jean de Brunhof's book. Students will gain an understanding of how powerful the use of simple rhythm instruments is in retelling the story. Students will also create visual works of art based on the sounds they hear in the audio performance.

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PK-2
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Ragtime with Scott Joplin

Posted Mar 09, 2011 by Dana McBurney

This lesson was created for primary age students but can easily be adapted into an intermediate or middle school social studies lesson. Students will explore a period of time when African Americans were striving to make their mark on American music. Ragtime music will be experienced through listening to classics, observing performances, researching the life of Scott Joplin, learning dances, and wearing self-made costumes of the era. They will reflect on the Ragtime music, the struggle of African Americans, and the life skills of successful people who persevere.

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PK-2 3-5 6-8
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Walking with Beethoven

Posted Mar 10, 2011 by Karen Morgan

Students move and listen to Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, second movement Andante molto mosso, known as Scene by the Brook, as they imagine taking a journey with Beethoven along a path. They focus on the dynamics and tempo of the music and work to build their own personal image of what it might look like and feel like to take a walk with Beethoven beside a brook. As they listen to the entire Symphony No. 6, students will work in teams to create a visual representation of each movement using oil pastels.

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Composing the Canyon

Posted Apr 09, 2011 by Sara Stahl

In the years following World War I, American composers like Ferde Grofé (1892 – 1972) sought new models of composition to authentically capture the American musical identity. The Grand Canyon Suite (1931) by Grofé reflects a strain of American composition in the 1930's where orchestral works depicted scenes of American life in a modern world. Inspired by the grandeur of the Grand Canyon, Grofé paints a musical impression of a day in the canyon for the listener, translating the beauty of nature into a tangible art form.

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Aaron Copland in the Heartland

Posted May 03, 2011 by Laura Knapp

Students will listen to Copland's Appalachian Spring while listening to a reading of Heartland by Diane Siebert. They will listen for sensory details in both the music and the literature. Students will then write their own poems and create a watercolor.

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BONG! DIDDLE! CRASH! Musical Onomatopoeia

Posted May 05, 2011 by Julie Silva

Students will learn about dynamics, tempo, acoustics and instruments in the music of Charles Ives. Students will be introduced to and learn about the literary term onomatopoeia, and how it can relate to the sounds composed by Ives in The Unanswered Question, Central Park in the Dark and Symphony No 4. Students will then relate the literary term to musical expression. Making the connection between literacy and music, students will create their own musical onomatopoeias using various media, such as watercolor, tempera paint, crayons, magazine text and markers.

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It's Spring, Mr. Vivaldi!

Posted May 05, 2011 by Kathy Davis

This lesson plan was developed for three- to five-year old developmentally delayed students. It is a very simplified study of the three movements of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons: Spring. The three movements demonstrate the tempos of allegro and largo, and provide  opportunity for children to move in dance and play rhythm instruments to the music and the words of Vivaldi's sonnets. Varied art activities, nature walks and children's literature about spring and the weather are an integral part of the lesson.

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