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Creating with Tempo and Dynamics

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Janet Rowland

This lesson uses Aaron Copland's Billy the Kid as a stimulus for creative thinking. The students will listen for changes in tempo and dynamics in Billy the Kid. Then students will create an abstract painting, and describe the tempo and dynamics they heard in a written composition.

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3-5
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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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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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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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Surprise! Fun with Food - A Lesson in Dynamics and Adjectives

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Valerie Danels

Students will learn the dynamic levels in musical terms and learn about adjectives in Language Arts, specifically adjectives that describe what kind. Students will listen to Haydn's Symphony No. 94 in G Major, often referred to as the Surprise Symphony.  Students will gather instruments found around the classroom, and sample quiet and noisy foods.

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GRADE LEVEL
3-5
SUBJECT
Language Arts
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Music and Early Man

Posted Aug 16, 2011 by Anita Ullner

When did music develop?  What role did music play in pre-civilization?  This lesson asks students to interact with the music and art of the hunters and gathers, and determine what role it played in their culture.

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6-8
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Washington Portrait

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Leah Nellis

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.

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PK-2 3-5
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A Fork is a Fork is a Fork ... Or is it?

Posted Feb 15, 2011 by Jana Jean

Ever see a glass tuning fork? Are some materials better suited to make tuning forks? Students will learn the history of the tuning fork and the latest technological advances. They will learn how a tuning fork works and why some materials are better suited to make tuning forks.
 

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GRADE LEVEL
6-8 9-12
SUBJECT
Science
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A Musical Visit with Babar

Posted Mar 09, 2011 by Janet Mulligan

This lesson will introduce students to Babar, an elephant portrayed in the children's books by Jean de Brunhof. Students will listen to Francis Poulenc's musical composition of the same name, written to reflect the scenes in Jean de Brunhof's book. Students will gain an understanding of how powerful the use of simple rhythm instruments is in retelling the story. Students will also create visual works of art based on the sounds they hear in the audio performance.

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PK-2
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The Nutcracker Ballet

Posted Mar 09, 2011 by Cristy Pollak

This lesson will introduce students to the music of composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky and prepare them for a field trip to see The Nutcracker Ballet. Students will write a poem from the images they imagine or visualize while listening to a two selections from The Nutcracker.

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6-8
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Peter and the Wolf with Puppetry

Posted Mar 09, 2011 by Kathy Davis

This is a simplified version of Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf taught in a developmental delay program for special needs students and English language learners, ages 3 to 6 years. It is easily adapted to meet the needs of older children with the same educational needs. The purpose of the lesson is to provide the students with a variety of experiences performing and telling the story of the fable that Sergei Prokofiev has set to music, and to introduce the students to various instruments of the orchestra.

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