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Music History: Venice and Vivaldi
Venice, the birthplace of classical music and amazing composers. Discover a bit about life in Venice and the contributions of the composer, Vivaldi. Information regarding his life, his musical contributions, and a break down of his piece The Four Seasons are discussed. A list of musical terms is defined in the context of the presentation.
Concerto for Recorder, Oboe and Bassoon by Antonio Vivaldi
Students study the life and music of Antonio Vivaldi. They analyze and practice playing the various parts of Concerto a la Vivaldi on recorders. They record themselves and compare their performance to that of the same composition played on oboe and bassoon.
Antonio Vivaldi-The Four Seasons
Second graders uncover the form, timbre, and the significance of Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" in the five lessons of this unit. The use of instrumentation forms the basis of the lessons.
Students listen to two selections of Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" symphony. In groups, they identify and describe the mood and musical elements used to represent each season using correct vocabulary. They write their observations in a paper to end the activity.
"Spring" From The Four Seasons
By utilizing this classical music activity, upper elementary children listen to "Spring" from The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi. They will read a biography of the composer and answer four multiple choice questions. Students follow a "music listening map" as they listen to the piece, and unscramble the names of the seasons.
Second graders discuss how their weather changes by examining temperatures, clothing needs, and plant life. They talk about the identifying factors of the seasons and complete a Venn Diagram about weather in a guided lesson. Next, they work individually to write a Limerick poem about one of the seasons while listening to Vivaldi's, "Four Seasons."
Young scholars identify music by composer Antonio Vivaldi, listen for the "form" of the music, explore life of Vivaldi, and correlate music with weather and history.
Classical Music Appreciation (Grades K-2 / Lesson 3)
Learners demonstrate the events and feelings of spring through movement. They listen to and discuss Vivaldi's 'Spring,' from The Four Seasons, and act out the events in the music.
Musical Form and Sibelius Groovy Music Shapes
Students create a song using the form ABACADAEA. Students listen to a musical piece created by Vivaldi that is an example of this musical form. Then students use software to create their own musical forms representing this pattern.
Disney's Little Einsteins: O Yes, O Yes, It's Springtime
Students, after viewing an episode on the music of Antonio Vivaldi and a print from the artist Utagawa Hiroshige entitled Mountains and Rivers on the Kiso Road, participate with the characters on the screen. They experience a variety of fine works of art and classical music.
Winter Through the Arts
Young scholars read the book The Snowy Day and discover various winter themes. In this winter lesson, students develop movements to express the feeling of a snowstorm. Young scholars also construct winter-themed art pieces.
Mood in Music
Students portray the mood of a piece of music in a drawing. In this mood in music lesson, students discuss how music creates a mood. Students listen to Vivaldi's "Four Seasons," "The Wreck of The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" as well as the African-American "We Will Overcome." Students draw whatever they think of when they hear the different songs, distinguishing happiness, sadness, melancholy, or excitement.
The White Stuff, Winter in Canada
Students write sound poems inspired by works of art they have viewed, create paintings with snow as subject, create zines about their perceptions of winter, and update one of Robert Harris' winter sports illustrations. Four lessons on one page.
Celebrate The Four Seasons
Students investigate cause and effect and compare and contrast how recurring cycles are evident in multiple aspects of their education. They answer questions in the chosen field. Students model each aspect by interpreting, perceiving and connecting information.
The Many, Varied, and Unusual Places and Things on Earth
Students discover how energy flows through communities because of the relationship between producers, consumers and decomposers. Examining various ecosystems, they identify the materials that cycle continuously through them. They label the major biomes of the Earth and discover their characteristics.
Native Language Arts Seasonal Poem
Intended for native Spanish speakers, this plan provides an opportunity to create a class semantic web describing the different seasons and listen to Vivaldi's "Four Seasons." Learners will work together to revise their semantic webs, replacing the adjectives with richer, more developed vocabulary.
The Enlightenment Spreads: CH 22
Explore the Enlightenment period through literature, music, and autocratic rule. Each slide contains basic information on major Baroque, Classical, and political figures contemporary to the late 1700's and early 1800's. Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Frederick II, Joseph II, and Catherine II are all mentioned.
Music Genres 1
For this music worksheet, students study a list of performing artists or groups, ranging from Vivaldi to The Sex Pistols. Students match the artist to the music genre.
Vivaldi, The Time Period and Dance Procedure
Students become acquainted with the characteristics and major events of the Baroque era. They will demonstrate knowledge of movement in high, middle, and low space, and will choreograph short movement patterns to accompany selections
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