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Learning Adjectives through the Duke

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Rachel Belmon

The students will describe the life of Duke Ellington and his contributions to the field of jazz. The students will create "nick names" similar to jazz performers of the 1920's by using adjectives that describe themselves. The students will create an original poem using a variety of popular vocabulary from the 1920s as well as adjectives that describe a mood they feel from listening to the musical selection. The students will create an illustration to decorate an adjective word wall in the room.

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Nuclear Decay Series and Chain Reactions

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Jana Jean

After learning about the discovery of nuclear radiation and the development of nuclear weapons, students will create a claymation video to illustrate nuclear decay, fusion, fission and nuclear chain reactions. Student write scripts and story boards, create backdrops, clay characters, and add music, voice over and text to demonstrate their understanding of the subject.

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GRADE LEVEL
9-12
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Quilt Making and Copland's Rodeo

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Nancy Potts

Students will listen to Rodeo, Saturday Night Waltz by Copland, and discuss the dynamics and tempo of the composition. They will understand why quilt making was very important in pioneer life.

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PK-2 3-5 6-8
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Romantic Pictures in America

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Sonya Fergeson

Students will improve vocabulary and writing skills by writing a sensory/descriptive story utilizing elements of both art and music as their inspiration. Students will pay close attention to the six traits of writing - editing our first drafts and making improvements in ideas and content, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency and conventions. Students will demonstrate an understanding of general musical terminology.

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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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Music and Early Man

Posted Aug 16, 2011 by Anita Ullner

When did music develop?  What role did music play in pre-civilization?  This lesson asks students to interact with the music and art of the hunters and gathers, and determine what role it played in their culture.

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6-8
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The Sound of Oklahoma's History

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Alice Pettit

After deep listening to Aaron Copland's Rodeo, Buckaroo Holiday, students will understand that music may add to and/or change the mood of written words, spoken words, or pictures for the listener or observer. They will also learn that music often tells its own story. Students will match historic photos to the music and learn to listen to music with open minds while visualizing what the music is depicting. Students used the photographs as models for their illustrations.

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GRADE LEVEL
3-5
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Heritage Song

Posted Feb 15, 2011 by Debbie Perry

Students listen critically to two distinct compositions by composer Aaron Copland to help them connect with their own family's traditions and cultures. Through interviews, art and writing, students will gain a better understanding of their own heritage.
 

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Ragtime with Scott Joplin

Posted Mar 09, 2011 by Dana McBurney

This lesson was created for primary age students but can easily be adapted into an intermediate or middle school social studies lesson. Students will explore a period of time when African Americans were striving to make their mark on American music. Ragtime music will be experienced through listening to classics, observing performances, researching the life of Scott Joplin, learning dances, and wearing self-made costumes of the era. They will reflect on the Ragtime music, the struggle of African Americans, and the life skills of successful people who persevere.

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GRADE LEVEL
PK-2 3-5 6-8
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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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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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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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