Lesson Plan Library

Explore lessons created by Keeping Score teachers.

Current participants can login to post a lesson plan | Download Adobe Acrobat Reader

Find Lesson Plans

25 - 36 of 38 Lesson Plans Found

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.

Share and Discuss > View Lesson Plan (PDF 0.1MB)
GRADE LEVEL
3-5
COMMENTS
0
 
 
 

Voice of the Fanfare

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Cate Malone

Students will be able to describe elements and history of fanfare music. Students will compose an essay for an important person in the "voice" of a fanfare.

Share and Discuss > View Lesson Plan (PDF 0MB)
GRADE LEVEL
3-5
COMMENTS
0
TAGS
Copland, Voice
 
 
 

Washington Portrait

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Leah Nellis

This cooperative improvisation between fifth and second grade students can be planned and performed in less than one hour, but preparation for the event should include several previous experiences including viewing the famous painting, Washington Crossing the Delaware by Emanuel Leutze, hearing the historical details from a variety of sources, engaging in student discussions of the events surround the planning and the Battle of Trenton and identifying targeted musical concepts.

Share and Discuss > View Lesson Plan (PDF 0.3MB)
GRADE LEVEL
PK-2 3-5
COMMENTS
0
 
 
 

The Poetry of Present Progressive Verbs

Posted Jun 15, 2011 by Cate Malone

Students will be able to create lists of different parts of speech after listening to Rodeo, Hoe-Down by Aaron Copland.  Students will use these different parts of speech to create a free verse poem.

Share and Discuss > View Lesson Plan (PDF 0.1MB)
GRADE LEVEL
3-5
COMMENTS
0
 
 
 

A Fork is a Fork is a Fork ... Or is it?

Posted Feb 15, 2011 by Jana Jean

Ever see a glass tuning fork? Are some materials better suited to make tuning forks? Students will learn the history of the tuning fork and the latest technological advances. They will learn how a tuning fork works and why some materials are better suited to make tuning forks.
 

Share and Discuss > View Lesson Plan (PDF 0.9MB)
GRADE LEVEL
6-8 9-12
SUBJECT
Science
COMMENTS
0
 
 
 

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.
 

Share and Discuss > View Lesson Plan (PDF 0.1MB)
 
 

Aaron Copland Meets the Old West

Posted Apr 25, 2011 by Maria Cruz

Students will develop the skill to write more expressively using descriptive words and phrases such as adjectives, adverbs, metaphors and similes in order to make their writing come alive, and be more visual and engaging.

Share and Discuss > View Lesson Plan (PDF 0.1MB)
 
 

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.

Share and Discuss > View Lesson Plan (PDF 0.3MB)
 
 

Choosing Fonts to Describe Music

Posted Apr 09, 2011 by Cynthia Conn

This is a lesson that integrates technology and music. Through this lesson, students complete several activities, including: 1) recognizing how body language and visual images (paintings and photos) convey emotion or meaning; 2) discussing what fonts are (i.e., styles of text) 3) deep listening and describing musical pieces, including comparing and contrasting musical pieces; and 4) using a template with descriptions about each music piece, students select an appropriate font to match the music.

Share and Discuss > View Lesson Plan (PDF 0.3MB)
GRADE LEVEL
PK-2 3-5
COMMENTS
0
 
 
 

Going West

Posted Apr 26, 2011 by Jennifer Potts

Students will study the pioneer life through the sounds of Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring. After gaining knowledge of the pioneer's daily life, struggles, and hardships, students will collaborate to create a pioneer scene using modeling clay. Students will use the flip cameras to capture a Claymation® video of the pioneer life incorporating Appalachian Spring as background music, as they learn about the trials and hardships of pioneer life as they moved west into a new frontier.

Share and Discuss > View Lesson Plan (PDF 0.1MB)
GRADE LEVEL
PK-2
COMMENTS
0
 
 
 

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.

Share and Discuss > View Lesson Plan (PDF 0.1MB)
GRADE LEVEL
3-5
COMMENTS
0
 
 
 

Introduction to American Colonial Music and Dance

Posted May 06, 2011 by Helen Patten

Students examine the role of music and dance in the lives of early colonists. Students will begin to learn the steps to the Virginia Reel without any music. The dance is performed to many tunes. After listening to several selections, students discuss and choose one tune to which they will dance during the Fifth Grade Colonial Days Celebration. The discussion should show students' understanding of colonial life and culture and influences that shaped it.

Share and Discuss > View Lesson Plan (PDF 0.1MB)
GRADE LEVEL
3-5
SUBJECT
Social Science
COMMENTS
0
 
 
 
25 - 36 of 38 Lesson Plans Found