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Retelling the Story of the Three Little Pigs

Posted Apr 09, 2011 by Mary Bedient

This language arts lesson focuses on how to retell the story of the Three Little Pigs. The musical objective is for students to replace the characters in the original version of the Three Little Pigs with musical instruments. Students show their understanding of the instruments they choose by writing in the sounds and physical features of each instrument.

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GRADE LEVEL
PK-2
SUBJECT
Language Arts
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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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GRADE LEVEL
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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GRADE LEVEL
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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Music Sets the Tone (Theme)

Posted Apr 19, 2011 by Megan Byrum

Students will explore hyperbole, theme, and morals in this lesson.  Students will be able to identify hyperbole and analyze themes in literature. The students will also understand the components in a myth and be able to apply their learning while writing a myth. Students will write myths explaining a natural occurrence using classical music as an inspiration.

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GRADE LEVEL
6-8
SUBJECT
Language Arts
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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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GRADE LEVEL
PK-2
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Vibrating Columns of Air with Bottle Flutes and Panpipes

Posted Apr 25, 2011 by Helen Patten

This lesson is a small part of a larger unit on the science of sound. The unit has several sections, including: how sound is made, the elements of sound, how sounds travel, and how we hear sounds. This particular lesson is part of the section in which we distinguish the difference between musical sound and noise. We examine the different ways in which musical instruments make sound - or the different way each one creates vibrations of air.

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GRADE LEVEL
3-5
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Moving to Tchaikovsky

Posted Apr 26, 2011 by Elizabeth Sublett

Students will be able to identify "same" and "different" in sections of “Trepak” from The Nutcracker by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, while learning and practicing different kinds of locomotor and non-locomotor movements. Students will work on skipping, galloping, hopping, jumping, walking, tiptoeing as well as bending, twisting, and stretching all in time with the music. Students will be able to identify when the tempo of the music gets faster.

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GRADE LEVEL
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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Exploring Story Elements in Music

Posted Apr 26, 2011 by Megan Byrum

In this lesson, students will analyze and explore story elements while listening to the first movement, Allegro ma non troppo, of Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, also known as the Pastoral Symphony. Students will be able to define setting, plot, theme, and imagery (figurative language) and identify the above elements in a story. Students will apply their knowledge and create their own story elements.

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GRADE LEVEL
6-8
SUBJECT
Language Arts
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Sequencing with Beethoven

Posted Apr 26, 2011 by Angie Duncan

In this lesson, students will continue practicing sequencing (putting events in a logical order) after listening to the opening of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67, first movement, Allegro con brio. Students will create a storyboard with pictures and captions to describe the events that developed as they listened to the music. This lesson will encourage students to listen to music to develop a story. They will complete a storyboard to draw and then write the sequence of events that occurred throughout the music.

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GRADE LEVEL
PK-2
SUBJECT
Language Arts
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Peter and the Wolf, Arizona Style

Posted Jun 15, 2011 by Cate Malone

Students study the elements of story, idea and voice in writing, and listen to the story and music of Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev. Students will re-write the story of Peter and the Wolf by changing the setting to the desert habitat. Students will understand that they need to change the characters to those which would inhabit this setting.

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GRADE LEVEL
3-5
SUBJECT
Language Arts
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