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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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Adventures in Tempo

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Carmen Cobler

Students will discover the differences in musical tempo between fast and slow.  Students will learn to use the correct musical terms to describe the tempo of each piece of music.  Students will use streamers and their bodies to show at what tempo each piece is played.

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PK-2
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An African Safari into Creativity

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Janet Rowland

In this lesson students will assign an orchestral instrument to an African animal, using characteristics which they have in common. The students will write a cinquain poem and create a poster (collage) with their African animal as the theme.

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Arcimboldo, Vivaldi and Healthy Foods Collage

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Laurie Burghardt

This lesson focuses on the collage-like paintings of the Italian Mannerist painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo. The four paintings named after the seasons are La Primavera (Spring), L'Esate (Summer), L'Autunno (Autumn), and L'Inverno (Winter). This lesson integrates an art history lesson on Arcimboldo, a visual arts lesson on collage, a health lesson on healthy foods, and a classical music appreciation lesson on Antonio Vivaldi and his four violin concertos entitles The Four Seasons.
 

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All Levels
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Art, Composer
 
 
 

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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Communities: Orchestral Communities, Personal Communities

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Jeff McQueen

Students will be able to relate the similarities and differences experienced by orchestra members and students of a first grade class as connected to the idea of the interdependence within a community. They will recognize that as members of a classroom community there are expectations for jobs, behavior, and intrinsic motivation to function to the best of the individual's ability.

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Compare and Contrast Movements of Beethoven's Symphony No. 3

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Valerie Danels

Students will be able to compare, contrast and reinforce musical vocabulary while listening to, learning about, and analyzing the movements of Beethoven's Symphony No. 3.

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3-5
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Does the Music Add Up?

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Alice Pettit

Students will understand the relationship between musical notes and fractional parts. They will become familiar with the concept of equivalent fractions. They will understand the importance of finding common denominators prior to adding fractions.

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3-5
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Earth Art and Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Kathleen Helleskov

After viewing the work of artist Andy Goldsworthy (e.g. Passages, Time and/or in the award-winning DVD Rivers and Tides), students explore the elements of visual art by creating Earth Art, using found natural objects, during at least two of the four seasons. Throughout the process, the works and the commentaries of the student artists are recorded with still and video photography. Using I-movie, a DVD is created, combining the Earth Art images with the corresponding seasonal music of Vivaldi's Four Seasons.

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Emotions in Music

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Kate Sequeia

Music can portray and evoke emotions. What musical elements do you hear that make you feel a certain way? How does the composer use these elements to portray emotion? Students will listen to a musical selection and brainstorm the feelings it evokes, and then move into a writing activity about that emotion.

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Grieg and Chopin: Day and Night

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Kathy Davis

This integrated lesson uses Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46, first movement "Morning Mood," and Frederick Chopin’s Nocturne Op. 9, No. 2, to study day and night. As part of our science curriculum, we read and learned about day and night; routines at home and at school for day and night; and what animals are awake and asleep in the day and night.

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Haunting Music for Hallowe'en

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Christine Friend

Who are you? Where is your place in the world? These are questions that children (and adults) often ask themselves. This lesson draws parallels of self-discovery between composer Charles Ives's life story, as told in Gerstein’s What Charlie Heard, and the life of a lonely but dutiful scarecrow in Jane Yolen’s striking picture book, The Scarecrow’s Dance.

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3-5 6-8
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