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Spirituals during Slavery

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Jordan Stephens

In this lesson, students are introduced to spirituals - songs created and sang by enslaved African Americans for many reasons including: expressing values, a source of inspiration and motivation, an expression of protest and coded communication. Students will listen to spirituals and sing a spiritual, then identify characteristics of spirituals. Students will decode a spiritual.

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GRADE LEVEL
PK-2 3-5
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Tempo in Your Feet

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Jessica Grant

Students will be able to name and describe the following tempo markings: adagio, andante, moderato, allegro, and presto. They will be able to move kinesthetically at each named tempo, and be able to identify the tempo of a piece of music they hear by moving to the rhythm.

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PK-2 3-5
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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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PK-2
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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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Time Signatures and Multiplication

Posted May 04, 2011 by Erika Charlebois

Students will practice time signatures and multiplication by recording rhythms in measures with different time signatures and reporting how many counts are in a song.

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GRADE LEVEL
PK-2
SUBJECT
Math
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The Rhythm of Poetry: Part Two

Posted May 03, 2011 by John Schneider

Poetry is like a song. When you read poetry, you hear and feel different phrases and beats, created by the placement of punctuation and choice of words. As students listen to Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, third movement Alla Turca: Allegretto in A minor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, they will hear how music also has phrases of different lengths and music notation that creates beats the listener will hear and feel. Students will learn how to critique poetry for its rhythm and beats, created by both word choice and punctuation.

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GRADE LEVEL
6-8
SUBJECT
Language Arts
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The Rhythm of Poetry: Part One

Posted May 03, 2011 by Erica Schmidt

Poetry is like a song. When you read poetry, you hear and feel different phrases and beats, created by the placement of punctuation and choice of words. As students listen to Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, third movement Alla Turca: Allegretto in A minor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, they will hear how music also has phrases of different lengths and music notation that creates beats the listener will hear and feel. Students will learn how to write poetry that has rhythm and beats, created by both word choice and punctuation.

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GRADE LEVEL
6-8
SUBJECT
Language Arts
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It's Spring, Mr. Vivaldi!

Posted May 05, 2011 by Kathy Davis

This lesson plan was developed for three- to five-year old developmentally delayed students. It is a very simplified study of the three movements of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons: Spring. The three movements demonstrate the tempos of allegro and largo, and provide  opportunity for children to move in dance and play rhythm instruments to the music and the words of Vivaldi's sonnets. Varied art activities, nature walks and children's literature about spring and the weather are an integral part of the lesson.

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Syncopation with Stravinsky's Rite of Spring

Posted May 16, 2011 by Nicole Dissinger

Students will learn and understand what syncopation is through physical activities relating to the human body. They will also learn a dance to a musical selection from Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.

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All Levels
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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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