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Learning Literary Terminology Through Music

Posted Aug 13, 2009 by Stefanie Friesen

While gaining exposure to a wide range of music – from classical to contemporary - students will understand that music and literature share a common language.  Students will understand that hearing the language of music helps us to understand the language of literature.

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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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Guess What's on My Mind?

Posted Aug 15, 2009 by Sheng-Yin Lin

Students can use music to read each other’s minds!  As students learn to differentiate tempo and dynamics to interpret the mood of the music, they will express it through physical movement that allows their classmates to guess what is on their mind.

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3-5
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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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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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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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Cartooning Stravinsky

Posted Aug 16, 2009 by Denise Stover

With a little help by Stravinsky, students understand music evokes mood, emotion and feeling.  In the process, students develop critical listening and thinking skills, and illustrate through cartooning what they believe is expressed in selections of The Rite of Spring.

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6-8
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Art, Stravinsky
 
 
 

Exploring the Night Sky with Van Gogh and Mozart

Posted Aug 17, 2009 by Kathy Davis

Throughout history, the night sky has been the object of much speculation, investigation and imagination by scientists and mathematicians, as well as the subject for creations and compositions by musicians and visual artists.  Mozart’s (12) “Variations on ‘Ah Vous Dirai-je Maman” and “The Starry Night” by Vincent Van Gogh will stimulate students’ interest in the art of the evening sky. 

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GRADE LEVEL
PK-2
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Conociendo a un gran compositor (Meeting a Great Composer)

Posted Apr 30, 2010 by Monica Suyo

Through this lesson students have the opportunity to research a classical composer of their choosing. This lesson involves the use of different skills such as: reading, translation, writing, and speaking in Spanish. Furthermore, students will be able to analyze their composer's life, and present feedback and insight on what they have learned.

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6-8 9-12
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Instrument and Visual Appreciation of Art

Posted Apr 30, 2010 by Kathy Smith

Students will learn to appreciate the beauty of the instruments in an orchestra, differentiate the sounds created by the instruments and relate the music to artwork Los Tres Musicos by Pablo Picasso, and the following exhibits at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum: The Guitar: Art, Artists and Artisans; The Power of Music - Photographic Portraits of Americans and their Musical Instruments 1860-1915.

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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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The Chemistry of Fireworks

Posted Apr 30, 2010 by Jana Jean

Students will listen to Music for the Royal Fireworks by George Frideric Handel (commissioned to celebrate the signed Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle in 1749) and design a virtual fireworks display to accompany the music. Students will learn that the specific colors in a firework display are created when atoms of a particular element or a combination of elements are energized by the firework's heat. They will learn that the shape of the firework display is determined by the shape and structure of one particular component inside the firework shell.

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GRADE LEVEL
9-12
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Physics
 
 
 
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