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Lucha Music

Posted Aug 13, 2009 by Cassandra Schlievert

The four styles of music within the Mexican culture are the backdrop for this lesson which provides students an opportunity to create percussion instruments and recognize the difference while playing each style.  Lucha Libre masks are also part of the culture and students gain a deeper understanding of it by creating their own masks.

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6-8
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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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Mr. Lincoln Through the Eyes of Aaron Copland

Posted Aug 13, 2009 by Jill Humrich

Learning about this nation’s twelfth president is fun when we combine music, writing, and performing to your lessons. Mix together a little Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, with historical facts and opinions, books, videos and even the Gettysburg Address. Your students will astound you as they create a class performance piece using their words, accompanied by Mr. Copland’s composition.

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Beethoven's Thoughts

Posted Aug 13, 2009 by Sherry Matic

Students write a descriptive essay explaining their thoughts and feelings while listening to Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, learning how to describe the musical elements that cause them to feel this way, and transpose these feelings into a watercolor art piece.  The students will present their essay and art work orally, and act out their responses during a physical education exercise.

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Listen to the Stories of the Four Seasons

Posted Aug 13, 2009 by Sheng-Yin Lin

Students will use their understanding of narratives (character, plot, setting, beginning, middle, and end) to create their own descriptive stories inspired by the music of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, and his words to his Sonnets.

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3-5
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Art, Story
 
 
 

Copland and Ellington

Posted Aug 15, 2009 by Sherrie Matic

Why do two composers from the same period of history compose different music?  Students will gain an understanding of how culture and history influences music as they analyze and compare the music of Aaron Copland and Duke Ellington, and learn how these composers used special sounds to enhance their music.

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Beethoven's Sixth Symphony: Pastoral

Posted Aug 16, 2009 by Sonja Rivera

Students discover how music can create a visual image in one’s mind as they listen to Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony – Pastoral.  As the image takes shape, the students create a visual representation of their image to include the aspects of nature which Beethoven included in this wonderful composition.

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3-5
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'Cmon - Feel the Noise!

Posted Aug 16, 2009 by Heidi Doyle and Joanne Sweet

How does someone who is deaf enjoy music?  Can they hear it?  Can they make it?  Through exploring the life and music of Evelyn Glennie, students will understand that music is sound produced by vibrations, and will create their own instrument out of found objects to compose a musical score for presentation.

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PK-2
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The Music of Oceans

Posted Aug 16, 2009 by Sheryl Doolittle

Through this multi-sensory lesson, students are introduced to the four oceans of the world.  The use of music, art and creative movement increase the experiential learning of all students.

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PK-2
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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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3-5
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Prehistoric Music

Posted Aug 16, 2009 by Cherie Luck

This lesson shows students where rock music really began! Students will create musical instruments with objects from nature.  Using their created instruments, students compose and perform a musical arrangement, while making connects with their knowledge of life during the Stone Age.

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6-8
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Music, Emotion, Mood and Line

Posted Aug 16, 2009 by Denise Stover

Students will understand that music communicates many thing.  Students will understand that music can be represented and expressed on paper through the use of line and color.

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6-8
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