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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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Native American Instruments and Nature

Posted Aug 13, 2009 by Andrea Crisp

Students will understand the relationship with nature reflected in Native American music.  Students will understand that instruments have different voices that reflect these relationships.

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GRADE LEVEL
9-12
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Scheherazade’s New Tale: Strong Introductions

Posted Aug 15, 2009 by Kristin Machamer

Students will use the music of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade to inspire a strong introduction to a story.  By assuming the role of Scheherazade, students will write an introduction and collaborative story about Sinbad the Sailor.  They will then take a comparative look at their own creations and the original story by Rimsky-Korsakov.

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3-5
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Second Graders - Take Five!

Posted Aug 15, 2009 by Heidi Doyle and Joanne Sweet

Students learn that it is possible to use some of the same strategies for understanding music that we use to understand literature.  Students have an opportunity to identify a musical theme when played by in a variety of styles.

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GRADE LEVEL
PK-2
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Copland: Life Then and Now

Posted Aug 15, 2009 by Bonnie Redfern

Copland, an American maverick, becomes a storyteller as he writes about life in the early years of America.  His Appalachian Spring helps students understand how people, places and things change over time, while his musical sketch reinforces the six traits of writing.

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PK-2
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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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GRADE LEVEL
3-5
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Copland and Ellington

Posted Aug 15, 2009 by Sherrie Matic

Why do two composers from the same period of history compose different music?  Students will gain an understanding of how culture and history influences music as they analyze and compare the music of Aaron Copland and Duke Ellington, and learn how these composers used special sounds to enhance their music.

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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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GRADE LEVEL
3-5
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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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The 20% of Beethoven

Posted Aug 16, 2009 by Scott Nielsen

Understanding that musical themes are the same even if they are played in different styles can help students understand that numbers maintain their same value even if they appear in different forms.

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GRADE LEVEL
6-8
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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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Stravinsky: Our Words, Our Vision

Posted Aug 16, 2011 by Audra Peters

Students will engage with the music of Igor Stravinsky and write a cinquain poem to express their interpretation. Students will use different art mediums to draw their vision of his music.

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3-5
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