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Earthquake Symphonies

Posted Aug 16, 2009 by Rick Carreiro

Can earthquakes write music?  Using seismograms and music score sheets, students record the earth’s movements to create Earthquake Symphonies.  Students listen to and analysis the music of Beethoven’s Eroica and how it relates to the movement of the earth.

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9-12
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The Music of Oceans

Posted Aug 16, 2009 by Sheryl Doolittle

Through this multi-sensory lesson, students are introduced to the four oceans of the world.  The use of music, art and creative movement increase the experiential learning of all students.

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PK-2
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Revolutionary Music

Posted Aug 16, 2009 by Ann Callan

Students will gain an understanding of music’s relationship to the American, French and Russian revolutions.  Students will also gain knowledge that music has changed over the last 200 years as a result of a musical revolution.

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Star Spangled Music as a Patriotic Symbol

Posted Aug 16, 2009 by Christina Gammel

Through the use of music, students will make connections with the historical events in Colonial America and Europe during the early 19th century.  Using the music of Sousa and Tchaikovsky, students will understand how music can become a patriotic symbol and help depict historical events.

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War of 1812

Posted Aug 16, 2009 by Cassandra Schlievert

Students deepen their understanding of the political and emotional events of the War of 1812 through the music of Tchaikovsky.  Students will learn how different instruments are used for expressing a mood and illustrating events in history.  Students will write a response to the music that informs about their own understanding of both the instrumentation and the important events of history.

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Aaron Copland: Billy the Kid

Posted Apr 30, 2010 by Gail Claus

This integrated lesson, focusing on United States History, incorporates learning about the Wild West and the western outlaw Billy the Kid through the music of Aaron Copland.  The lesson provides musical reflection and each movement of Copland’s ballet Billy the Kid work and opportunity to experience deep listening for the elements of Dynamics, Articulation, Rhythm and Tempo (DART).

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Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring: A Myth is Born

Posted Apr 30, 2010 by Gail Claus

This lesson will contrast Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring (classical) and Stephane Furic's Crossing Brooklyn Ferry (jazz), and the role the poems Crossing Brooklyn Ferry by Walt Whitman and The Bridge by Hart Crane, bring to the music.

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A Walk Back In Time with Copland

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Lisa Cochrane

The lesson helps the students learn to compare and contrast their current life with the past. It is designed to help them learn to more thoughtfully listen to a composer's piece and write a descriptive paragraph of their interpretation.
 

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Beethoven's Sixth Symphony and the Expression of Feeling through the Arts

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Kathleen Helleskov

After exploring nature and country life through literature, poetry, visual art, science and social science, young children will explore feelings about nature by responding with movement to Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Opus 68, known as Pastoral Symphony, or Recollections of Country Life. By listening to the words of Beethoven (from documented source materials), students will become familiar with his feelings and his desire to express these feelings through his Symphony No. 6.

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Spirituals during Slavery

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Jordan Stephens

In this lesson, students are introduced to spirituals - songs created and sang by enslaved African Americans for many reasons including: expressing values, a source of inspiration and motivation, an expression of protest and coded communication. Students will listen to spirituals and sing a spiritual, then identify characteristics of spirituals. Students will decode a spiritual.

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PK-2 3-5
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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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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.

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