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Elephants in Tutus

Posted Jul 06, 2011 by Debra Hoiem

Students will understand how three famous people made a significant contribution to the performing arts. They will read a timeline, demonstrate map skills, learn and perform a simple rhythmic pattern using various percussion instruments. Using adjectives and verbs, students will describe the animal that they have selected for their ballet performance. They will listen to an historical account of the event as well as listen and dance like elephants to Stravinsky’s Circus Polka: For a Young Elephant.

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Syncopation with Stravinsky's Rite of Spring

Posted May 16, 2011 by Nicole Dissinger

Students will learn and understand what syncopation is through physical activities relating to the human body. They will also learn a dance to a musical selection from Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.

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All Levels
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Quilting Your Way through the Orchestra

Posted May 16, 2011 by Dana McBurney

Students will recognize the instruments of the orchestra from sight and sound by utilizing the www.sfskids.org website. They will compare the sounds of different instruments and learn to classify them into four families. Students will make their own fabric square to be sewn into a quilt that will be displayed in the classroom.

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PK-2 3-5
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Great Gatsby's Jazz

Posted May 16, 2011 by Minu Dave

Students will understand the qualities of jazz and connect the music to The Great Gatsby, namely Fitzgerald’s writing style and his words. Students will also make a final determination whether jazz is a representation of social status and class.

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GRADE LEVEL
9-12
SUBJECT
Language Arts
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Mood Music in Literature

Posted Jun 06, 2011 by Sara R. Stahl

Students will listen to musical selections on the San Francisco Symphony's Kids website. Students will be able to select musical selections that match the mood and tone of a literary piece through examples and explanation.

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GRADE LEVEL
6-8 9-12
SUBJECT
Language Arts
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Moods

Posted Jun 07, 2011 by Donna Boyes

Students will determine moods created by a piece of music and will analyze how the composer created the feelings. Students will determine the character traits/moods of story characters by analyzing the adjectives, adverbs, and verbs used by the author. Finally, students will determine which piece of music best represents the characters from a story.

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3-5
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Duke Ellington and the Nutcracker Suite

Posted Jun 07, 2011 by Heidi Aarts Michels

Students will be introduced to the great jazz composer and band leader, Duke Ellington by listening to his re-composed, re-orchestrated version of Nutcracker Suite by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, following a previously taught thematic lesson about Tchaikovsky's classic. Students use there prior knowledge of musical concepts and the instrumentation of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite  to recognize similar melodies in Ellington's work to that of Tchaikovsky. Share and Discuss > View Lesson Plan (PDF 0.1MB)

 
 

Musical Polygons

Posted Jul 06, 2011 by Scott Nielsen

Drawing upon prior knowledge of polygons - their attributes and area - students will understand that music has a pulse which can be counted and related to geometric shapes.

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GRADE LEVEL
6-8
SUBJECT
Language Arts, Math
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Un Poema Musical

Posted Jul 06, 2011 by Monica Suyo

Students will create a poem in Spanish using different adjectives and emotion descriptors inspired by a classical music listening experience.

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6-8 9-12
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The Planets

Posted Jul 06, 2011 by Quyen Han

Planets have their own individual personalities as expressed through Holst’s composition, The Planets. Students learn about the science facts on planets and then are introduced to the musical facts and background from The Planets After that, students compare and contrast The Planets in a Venn diagram.

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GRADE LEVEL
6-8
SUBJECT
Science
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Music through the Ears of Beethoven

Posted Jul 07, 2011 by Jennifer Potts

Using Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, students will discover how difficult it is to compose music with a hearing loss. Children will develop an understanding of overcoming disabilities and preserving through life's struggles. Students will learn how to compose four bars of music using 4-4 time.

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Nature’s Adaptations Join Beethoven’s Ode to Joy Variations

Posted Jul 07, 2011 by Donna Natseway

Students will recognize and identify the sounds of different orchestral instruments; learn and use the tempo markings from the fourth movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9; research the similarities between adaptations in nature and variations in music/visual art; and create visual art which illustrates the connection among natural adaptations and music variations.

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GRADE LEVEL
9-12
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