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Great Gatsby's Jazz

Posted May 16, 2011 by Minu Dave

Students will understand the qualities of jazz and connect the music to The Great Gatsby, namely Fitzgerald’s writing style and his words. Students will also make a final determination whether jazz is a representation of social status and class.

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GRADE LEVEL
9-12
SUBJECT
Language Arts
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Mood Music in Literature

Posted Jun 06, 2011 by Sara R. Stahl

Students will listen to musical selections on the San Francisco Symphony's Kids website. Students will be able to select musical selections that match the mood and tone of a literary piece through examples and explanation.

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GRADE LEVEL
6-8 9-12
SUBJECT
Language Arts
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Moods

Posted Jun 07, 2011 by Donna Boyes

Students will determine moods created by a piece of music and will analyze how the composer created the feelings. Students will determine the character traits/moods of story characters by analyzing the adjectives, adverbs, and verbs used by the author. Finally, students will determine which piece of music best represents the characters from a story.

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GRADE LEVEL
3-5
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Duke Ellington and the Nutcracker Suite

Posted Jun 07, 2011 by Heidi Aarts Michels

Students will be introduced to the great jazz composer and band leader, Duke Ellington by listening to his re-composed, re-orchestrated version of Nutcracker Suite by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, following a previously taught thematic lesson about Tchaikovsky's classic. Students use there prior knowledge of musical concepts and the instrumentation of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite  to recognize similar melodies in Ellington's work to that of Tchaikovsky. Share and Discuss > View Lesson Plan (PDF 0.1MB)

 
 

Musical Polygons

Posted Jul 06, 2011 by Scott Nielsen

Drawing upon prior knowledge of polygons - their attributes and area - students will understand that music has a pulse which can be counted and related to geometric shapes.

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GRADE LEVEL
6-8
SUBJECT
Language Arts, Math
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Music through the Ears of Beethoven

Posted Jul 07, 2011 by Jennifer Potts

Using Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, students will discover how difficult it is to compose music with a hearing loss. Children will develop an understanding of overcoming disabilities and preserving through life's struggles. Students will learn how to compose four bars of music using 4-4 time.

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Nature’s Adaptations Join Beethoven’s Ode to Joy Variations

Posted Jul 07, 2011 by Donna Natseway

Students will recognize and identify the sounds of different orchestral instruments; learn and use the tempo markings from the fourth movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9; research the similarities between adaptations in nature and variations in music/visual art; and create visual art which illustrates the connection among natural adaptations and music variations.

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GRADE LEVEL
9-12
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Cooperating Families, Cooperating Classrooms

Posted Jul 10, 2011 by Diane Immethun

To accomplish goals, members of families must cooperate, just as members of the orchestra must cooperate to create beautiful music. Similarly, students in a classroom have similar constructs; everyone must do their best for themselves as well as for the good of the whole. This lesson helps students understand that an orchestra, a family and a classroom must work together to accomplish great things.

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GRADE LEVEL
PK-2 3-5
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Take a Walk with Beethoven

Posted Aug 01, 2011 by Janet Henderson

After studying the life of Ludwig van Beethoven, students will listen to, become familiar with, and identify distinguishing characteristics of Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68, the "Pastoral". Selected landscape art will be explored and correlated with specific movements of the symphony. The sonnet, On Hearing a Symphony of Beethoven by Edna St. Vincent Millay, will be interpreted. Student poetry elicted by an imagninary walk in the meadow with Beethoven will be illusutrated with their art.

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GRADE LEVEL
3-5
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