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Earth Art and Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Kathleen Helleskov

After viewing the work of artist Andy Goldsworthy (e.g. Passages, Time and/or in the award-winning DVD Rivers and Tides), students explore the elements of visual art by creating Earth Art, using found natural objects, during at least two of the four seasons. Throughout the process, the works and the commentaries of the student artists are recorded with still and video photography. Using I-movie, a DVD is created, combining the Earth Art images with the corresponding seasonal music of Vivaldi's Four Seasons.

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Emotions in Music

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Kate Sequeia

Music can portray and evoke emotions. What musical elements do you hear that make you feel a certain way? How does the composer use these elements to portray emotion? Students will listen to a musical selection and brainstorm the feelings it evokes, and then move into a writing activity about that emotion.

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Grieg and Chopin: Day and Night

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Kathy Davis

This integrated lesson uses Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46, first movement "Morning Mood," and Frederick Chopin’s Nocturne Op. 9, No. 2, to study day and night. As part of our science curriculum, we read and learned about day and night; routines at home and at school for day and night; and what animals are awake and asleep in the day and night.

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Haunting Music for Hallowe'en

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Christine Friend

Who are you? Where is your place in the world? These are questions that children (and adults) often ask themselves. This lesson draws parallels of self-discovery between composer Charles Ives's life story, as told in Gerstein’s What Charlie Heard, and the life of a lonely but dutiful scarecrow in Jane Yolen’s striking picture book, The Scarecrow’s Dance.

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3-5 6-8
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Introduction to the Orchestra

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Gail Claus

Students will gain a basic knowledge of acoustics, the families of instruments in the orchestra, an instrument’s pitch range, and how sound is produced by an instrument.

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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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Music: It’s a Matter of Opinion

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Stefanie Perkins-DeMoulin

This lesson utilizes Classical and Disco music to teach about Beethoven's life while integrating many language arts standards at the same time. Music, art, and math were also incorporated into the theme unit. The main objective of this unit is to teach fact and opinion. There is no right or wrong answer to what makes music, music. It's a matter of opinion.

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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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Nuclear Decay Series and Chain Reactions

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Jana Jean

After learning about the discovery of nuclear radiation and the development of nuclear weapons, students will create a claymation video to illustrate nuclear decay, fusion, fission and nuclear chain reactions. Student write scripts and story boards, create backdrops, clay characters, and add music, voice over and text to demonstrate their understanding of the subject.

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9-12
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Ode to Beethoven

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Lisa Gatewood

After learning about the life of composer Ludwig van Beethoven and listening to a variety of musical selections, the students will create an Ode to Beethoven to express their appreciation and knowledge for his life and musical talent. In addition, the students learned about the artist Andy Warhol, and will use this knowledge to create an art piece of Beethoven in the style of Warhol.

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