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Dear Mr. Copland and Mr. Ellington

Posted Aug 13, 2009 by Sonja Rivera

After gaining familiarity with the lives and music of Copland and Ellington, students write each a formal letter expressing how culture is reflected in music.  Students create a bio-poem about the composer’s life and music.

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Stravinsky: Our Words, Our Vision

Posted Aug 16, 2011 by Audra Peters

Students will engage with the music of Igor Stravinsky and write a cinquain poem to express their interpretation. Students will use different art mediums to draw their vision of his music.

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GRADE LEVEL
3-5
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Star Spangled Music as a Patriotic Symbol

Posted Aug 16, 2009 by Christina Gammel

Through the use of music, students will make connections with the historical events in Colonial America and Europe during the early 19th century.  Using the music of Sousa and Tchaikovsky, students will understand how music can become a patriotic symbol and help depict historical events.

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Beethoven's Barometer

Posted Apr 30, 2010 by Leah Nellis

Students will have made visual and numerical representations of change by making aural observations of the musical dynamics of a recorded excerpt from Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, first movement. They will record the data in a bar graph and make observations about the changes and effects, which they may apply as a storytelling device.

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GRADE LEVEL
3-5
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First Tango in Flagstaff

Posted Apr 30, 2010 by Michelle Galloway

This lesson introduces Argentine culture through the study of Tango to students taking Spanish language. The lesson focuses on the works of vocalist Carlos Gardel and composer Astor Piazzolla, as well as the use of Spanish infinitive verbs.

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GRADE LEVEL
6-8 9-12
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Dance, Poetry, Tempo
 
 
 

Leaves in the Key of Autumn

Posted Apr 30, 2010 by Adele Sato

Students listen to Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, Autumn, and describe emotion, tempo, and dynamics. Students engage kinesthetically as they move to the music and learn about the composer. Students learn the scientific reasons for fall leaves changing color.  Students sing the poem "Little Leaves" to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle and the tune of Row, Row, Row Your Boat. Students do a choral reading of "Colors of Fall." Students will collect real autumn leaves, then draw and paint them as their interpretation of Vivaldi's Autumn.

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GRADE LEVEL
PK-2 3-5
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Stravinsky and the Firebird

Posted Apr 30, 2010 by Bonnie Raines

This lesson integrates language arts with visual and performing arts. Students immerse themselves in the world of the Russian folktale, The Firebird, and then explore other avenues of appreciating the tale through listening and dancing to Stravinsky's Firebird Suite, as well as engaging in theater and visual arts activities.

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Getting Inside Beethoven

Posted Apr 30, 2010 by Bonnie Raines

Students will develop the ability to articulate moods and imagery in music through poetry. They will be able to do this through comparing and contrasting two pieces of Beethoven's music via language and movement. They will depict Beethoven in an art piece and learn about his life.

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Animal Poetry

Posted Apr 30, 2010 by Jessica Grant

Using Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals as a stimulus prompt, students will generate descriptive language of several animals (with special focus on verbs), culminating in the writing of a poem about the animal of their choice.

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GRADE LEVEL
3-5
SUBJECT
Language Arts
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Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring: A Myth is Born

Posted Apr 30, 2010 by Gail Claus

This lesson will contrast Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring (classical) and Stephane Furic's Crossing Brooklyn Ferry (jazz), and the role the poems Crossing Brooklyn Ferry by Walt Whitman and The Bridge by Hart Crane, bring to the music.

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An African Safari into Creativity

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Janet Rowland

In this lesson students will assign an orchestral instrument to an African animal, using characteristics which they have in common. The students will write a cinquain poem and create a poster (collage) with their African animal as the theme.

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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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GRADE LEVEL
3-5 6-8
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