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Poetry Inspired by Music

Posted Apr 19, 2011 by John Schneider

Students will learn the structure of "March of the Trolls" by Grieg and compare it to the structure of a poem. Students will write a poem that has stanzas inspired by the themes in the music. Student will learn key vocabulary that is similar to or related between classical music and poetry.

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6-8
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Greek God of Music, Apollo, in Classical Music

Posted Mar 28, 2011 by Megan Byrum

In this lesson, students will learn about the ancient Greek god of music, Apollo, through two pieces of classical music. The students will discuss the role of music in ancient Greece. The students will analyze two musical compositions, Apollo by Igor Stravinsky and Apollo et Hyachinthus by Wolfgang A. Mozart.

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6-8
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Music and the Elements of a Story

Posted Mar 28, 2011 by Angie Duncan

Students will identify the character, setting, and plot of the story of Ballet of the Elephants and listen to Circus Polka: For a Young Elephant, composed by Igor Stravinsky for the ballet. Students will then listen to a piece of unidentified music to create their own character, setting, and plot diagram. They will use this diagram to create their own story that includes characters, a setting, and a plot (beginning, middle, and end).

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PK-2 3-5
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Dynamics and Literary Tones

Posted Apr 01, 2011 by Kari Monholland

Tone is a difficult concept for students to grasp in Language Arts because it is hardly ever specifically stated in the text. Students have a much easier time uncovering emotions in classical music even though it also is never specifically stated. By studying classical music and its use of dynamics and using words that show tone in correlation with dynamics, students will be able to gain a better grasp of the idea of tone in literature. Students will have a working understanding of musical vocabulary that describes the dynamics of a piece of music and how that relates to the overall tone.

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GRADE LEVEL
9-12
SUBJECT
Language Arts
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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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Boléro and the Writing Process

Posted Apr 09, 2011 by Sheila White

This lesson uses Maurice Ravel's Boléro as a way for students to "hear" the writing process. In this lesson, students will learn and practice all five stages of the writing process (prewriting, rough draft, revise, edit, final draft).

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GRADE LEVEL
6-8
SUBJECT
Language Arts
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Possessive Nouns and Identifying Instruments

Posted Apr 09, 2011 by Erika Charlebois

Students will identify the sound and appearance of different musical instruments, and write descriptive sentences using sensory adjectives and possessive nouns to describe the sound produced by each instrument.

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GRADE LEVEL
PK-2
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Language Arts
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Retelling the Story of the Three Little Pigs

Posted Apr 09, 2011 by Mary Bedient

This language arts lesson focuses on how to retell the story of the Three Little Pigs. The musical objective is for students to replace the characters in the original version of the Three Little Pigs with musical instruments. Students show their understanding of the instruments they choose by writing in the sounds and physical features of each instrument.

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GRADE LEVEL
PK-2
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Language Arts
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The Elements of Love: Shakespeare v Wagner

Posted Apr 09, 2011 by Minu Dave

While reading and performing Shakespeare's Hamlet, students will learn about the relationship between Hamlet and Ophelia. Students will explore the idea of love further through music, specifically Richard Wagner's three-act opera, Tristan und Isolde. Students will compare and contrast the different types of love expressed (in both the opera and the play) as well as compare and contrast the way love is communicated through music and dramatic performance.

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GRADE LEVEL
9-12
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Music Sets the Tone (Theme)

Posted Apr 19, 2011 by Megan Byrum

Students will explore hyperbole, theme, and morals in this lesson.  Students will be able to identify hyperbole and analyze themes in literature. The students will also understand the components in a myth and be able to apply their learning while writing a myth. Students will write myths explaining a natural occurrence using classical music as an inspiration.

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GRADE LEVEL
6-8
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Language Arts
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Fairy Home, Fairy Play

Posted Apr 25, 2011 by Gael Reed

The students will have a deeper understanding of the vocabulary words: gather, exciting, cooperate, activity and exhausted. Students will be able to compare and contrast two pieces of music, distinguish between real and fantasy, fiction and non-fiction. Students will be able to sequence a story, telling about main events and using vocabulary.

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PK-2
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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.

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PK-2
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