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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.

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3-5
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Copland, Voice
 
 
 

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.

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3-5
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Poetry with Expression

Posted Feb 15, 2011 by Sarah Fix

Students will have a better understanding of how musical terms, dynamics and tempo, can apply to other disciplines. Students will use musical vocabulary to help determine how to read poems with greater voice and expression.

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All Levels
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Language Arts
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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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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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GRADE LEVEL
PK-2
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The Nutcracker Ballet

Posted Mar 09, 2011 by Cristy Pollak

This lesson will introduce students to the music of composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky and prepare them for a field trip to see The Nutcracker Ballet. Students will write a poem from the images they imagine or visualize while listening to a two selections from The Nutcracker.

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6-8
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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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Peter and the Wolf with Puppetry

Posted Mar 09, 2011 by Kathy Davis

This is a simplified version of Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf taught in a developmental delay program for special needs students and English language learners, ages 3 to 6 years. It is easily adapted to meet the needs of older children with the same educational needs. The purpose of the lesson is to provide the students with a variety of experiences performing and telling the story of the fable that Sergei Prokofiev has set to music, and to introduce the students to various instruments of the orchestra.

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The Tempo of Understanding

Posted Mar 10, 2011 by Cate Malone

This lesson compares the tempo of music to the tempo of reading. By having students learn about tempo through music, poems and movement, they will gain an understanding and be able to explain times when they should use a slower or faster tempo when reading.

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GRADE LEVEL
PK-2 3-5
SUBJECT
Language Arts
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Reading, Tempo
 
 
 

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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Mozart vs. Beethoven - Real Classical Composers

Posted Mar 10, 2011 by Adele Daw

This lesson is designed to help students understand that Classical music can refer to music composed during a period in music history known as the Classical Period rather than the style of all symphonic music. The students will be given a brief overview of the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern Periods of music. Next, students will learn about the lives of two famous composers of the Classical Period, Beethoven and Mozart.

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3-5
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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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3-5
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