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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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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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Seasons Rondo

Posted Mar 28, 2011 by Donna Boyes

Students will work in groups to compose pieces of music to represent a season of the year. They will combine the pieces into a Rondo form.

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PK-2
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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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Native American Music and Rhythm

Posted Apr 19, 2011 by Nicole Dissinger

Students will understand the basics of rhythm and its correlation with Native American music. They will also create their own Native American and know how to develop their own rhythm.

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PK-2
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Choosing Fonts to Describe Music

Posted Apr 09, 2011 by Cynthia Conn

This is a lesson that integrates technology and music. Through this lesson, students complete several activities, including: 1) recognizing how body language and visual images (paintings and photos) convey emotion or meaning; 2) discussing what fonts are (i.e., styles of text) 3) deep listening and describing musical pieces, including comparing and contrasting musical pieces; and 4) using a template with descriptions about each music piece, students select an appropriate font to match the music.

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PK-2 3-5
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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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9-12
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Introducing Tempo

Posted Apr 19, 2011 by Gail Van Ooteghem

My lesson is an introductory lesson on tempo. Students will be introduced to the vocabulary terms of largo, moderato, and presto. Students will relate these terms to their own environment, through movement with their bodies, and then apply this knowledge to music.

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PK-2 3-5 6-8
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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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