Learning about this nation’s twelfth president is fun when we combine music, writing, and performing to your lessons. Mix together a little Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, with historical facts and opinions, books, videos and even the Gettysburg Address. Your students will astound you as they create a class performance piece using their words, accompanied by Mr. Copland’s composition.
Students will gain an understanding of music’s relationship to the American, French and Russian revolutions. Students will also gain knowledge that music has changed over the last 200 years as a result of a musical revolution.
Through the use of music, students will make connections with the historical events in Colonial America and Europe during the early 19th century. Using the music of Sousa and Tchaikovsky, students will understand how music can become a patriotic symbol and help depict historical events.
Students deepen their understanding of the political and emotional events of the War of 1812 through the music of Tchaikovsky. Students will learn how different instruments are used for expressing a mood and illustrating events in history. Students will write a response to the music that informs about their own understanding of both the instrumentation and the important events of history.
Music was one way the soldiers of the American Civil War could both pass the time and remember home and family. They whistled or sang familiar songs while performing menial duties, and some played instruments such as harmonicas and fiddles during their free time. Students will compare and contrast a Union song and a Confederate song, and see firsthand what these soldiers were experiencing.
Engage students studying the Age of Democratic Revolutions in a series of deep listening activities to the second and third movements of Eroica, Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 to help develop their critical thinking, listening and writing skills on World History content standards. Students gain a deeper understanding of democratic ideals from the American and French Revolutions, having had more time thinking about how to frame and explain the events and upheavals taking place.
Develop students’ critical thinking and writing in world history classes studying the age of democratic revolutions by engaging them in a series of deep listening activities that link the second and third movements of Eroica, Beethoven's Symphony No.3 to relevant content standards in World History and Language Arts. Students will improve their ability to engage in five minutes of deep listening to music; participate in the 5-minute to 15-minute class discussions that follow; listen to and write down the ideas of fellow students in Cornell bulleted notes; and sp
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.
Students develop reading fluency and comprehension in nonfiction text as they learn about the period of time from post-Civil War to the 1930s. Students take notes and complete a finished project in the form of a slideshow to create art work, import pictures, and type text about the person they studied and music from a composer who lived during the same time period. The finished slideshow shares information and pictures about the person they studied, has transitions, and music from a famous composer.