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Kindergarten Carnival!

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Gael Reed

This is a series of lessons on Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns, and is the culmination of a science unit on animals. During the animal unit, students learned about the different ways animals move. As an extension to the concept of how animals move, they were introduced to the book that accompanies the music of Carnival of the Animals. Each day we read and listened to one selection from the book and CD. We discussed various musical elements such as dynamics, tempo, and orchestration.

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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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Mozart and The Magic Flute

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Cynthia Conn

This is a collaborative lesson that integrates technology, language arts, and music. It was implemented by the technology teacher, librarian, and the third grade classroom teachers.

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3-5
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Oiseaux exotiques (Exotic Birds)

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Adele Sato

Students will be able to identify Olivier Messiaen's Oiseaux exotiques. Students will acquire some knowledge about the composer and how he replicated real bird calls musically in this composition. Students will be able to create a drawing of their own exotic bird and describe it in great detail so that another student will be able to recreate the drawing. Students will learn the importance of accurate description in writing and following directions in drawing.

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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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Surprise! Fun with Food - A Lesson in Dynamics and Adjectives

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Valerie Danels

Students will learn the dynamic levels in musical terms and learn about adjectives in Language Arts, specifically adjectives that describe what kind. Students will listen to Haydn's Symphony No. 94 in G Major, often referred to as the Surprise Symphony.  Students will gather instruments found around the classroom, and sample quiet and noisy foods.

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GRADE LEVEL
3-5
SUBJECT
Language Arts
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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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GRADE LEVEL
PK-2 3-5
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The Rite of Spring and Fantasia

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Karen Travis

Students will listen to Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, discuss what spring time means, and create a list of adjectives for the music. Then, they will watch the part of the Disney film Fantasia that re-interprets the same music. Students will add to their list of adjectives, retell the film's story, and compare the original music to the film's story. After listening again, and moving to the music, they will write and draw a response.

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PK-2
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Washington Portrait

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Leah Nellis

This cooperative improvisation between fifth and second grade students can be planned and performed in less than one hour, but preparation for the event should include several previous experiences including viewing the famous painting, Washington Crossing the Delaware by Emanuel Leutze, hearing the historical details from a variety of sources, engaging in student discussions of the events surround the planning and the Battle of Trenton and identifying targeted musical concepts.

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PK-2 3-5
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The Poetry of Present Progressive Verbs

Posted Jun 15, 2011 by Cate Malone

Students will be able to create lists of different parts of speech after listening to Rodeo, Hoe-Down by Aaron Copland.  Students will use these different parts of speech to create a free verse poem.

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3-5
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Poetry with Expression

Posted Feb 15, 2011 by Sarah Fix

Students will have a better understanding of how musical terms, dynamics and tempo, can apply to other disciplines. Students will use musical vocabulary to help determine how to read poems with greater voice and expression.

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All Levels
SUBJECT
Language Arts
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Poetry Inspired by Music

Posted Apr 19, 2011 by John Schneider

Students will learn the structure of "March of the Trolls" by Grieg and compare it to the structure of a poem. Students will write a poem that has stanzas inspired by the themes in the music. Student will learn key vocabulary that is similar to or related between classical music and poetry.

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6-8
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