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Aaron Copland in the Heartland

Posted May 03, 2011 by Laura Knapp

Students will listen to Copland's Appalachian Spring while listening to a reading of Heartland by Diane Siebert. They will listen for sensory details in both the music and the literature. Students will then write their own poems and create a watercolor.

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GRADE LEVEL
3-5
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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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Rhythm
 
 
 

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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Venn Diagram for Peter and the Wolf

Posted May 04, 2011 by Paula Pendleton

This lesson provides students with an opportunity to listen to music and express their feelings through describing words, as they learn how to express themselves verbally. Using Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf, we compare the music of two characters at a time and complete a Venn diagram of describing words. Students select their favorite character, draw a picture of the character, and write a sentence or two about the character, using the descriptive language from our Venn diagrams, as they develop vocabulary and enhance their writing.

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GRADE LEVEL
PK-2
SUBJECT
Language Arts
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Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and Creative Writing

Posted May 04, 2011 by Maria Cruz

Students will analyze Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and connect it to creative thematic writing.

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GRADE LEVEL
9-12
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Tempo and Dynamics Using Poetry and Music

Posted May 05, 2011 by Barbara Williams

Students will relate musical and poetic vocabulary. They will identify specific tempos and dynamics of musical excerpts from the San Francisco Symphony's Kids Website which correspond best to word pattern and meter of a chosen poem. Students will show understanding through reading/reciting their poem to appropriate background music.

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GRADE LEVEL
3-5 6-8
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Biographical Slideshows

Posted May 05, 2011 by Sarah Fix

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.

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GRADE LEVEL
3-5
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BONG! DIDDLE! CRASH! Musical Onomatopoeia

Posted May 05, 2011 by Julie Silva

Students will learn about dynamics, tempo, acoustics and instruments in the music of Charles Ives. Students will be introduced to and learn about the literary term onomatopoeia, and how it can relate to the sounds composed by Ives in The Unanswered Question, Central Park in the Dark and Symphony No 4. Students will then relate the literary term to musical expression. Making the connection between literacy and music, students will create their own musical onomatopoeias using various media, such as watercolor, tempera paint, crayons, magazine text and markers.

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Comparing the Sounds of the North and South

Posted May 05, 2011 by Dolores Lopez

Students will listen to Civil War era music composed by nineteenth century composers from the North and from the South. The objective of this lesson will be for students to practice forming sentences which compare ideas using correlative conjunctions, coordinating conjunctions, and/or specialized prepositions (during, while, from, to). Students will describe both pieces of music. The teacher will create a Venn diagram using the students' descriptions. Students will connect ideas using sentence frames provided by the teacher.

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All Levels
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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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Introduction to American Colonial Music and Dance

Posted May 06, 2011 by Helen Patten

Students examine the role of music and dance in the lives of early colonists. Students will begin to learn the steps to the Virginia Reel without any music. The dance is performed to many tunes. After listening to several selections, students discuss and choose one tune to which they will dance during the Fifth Grade Colonial Days Celebration. The discussion should show students' understanding of colonial life and culture and influences that shaped it.

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GRADE LEVEL
3-5
SUBJECT
Social Science
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