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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.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
A Season for Chapters
Art, music, poetry, and the beauty of the seasons is what you'll find in this very nice unit idea. You can use any of the suggested books and activities to engage your second graders in an exploration of the changes that take place throughout the year.
2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
"Spring" From The Four Seasons
By utilizing this classical music worksheet, 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. Learners follow a "music listening map" as they listen to the piece, and unscramble the names of the seasons.
4th - 6th English Language Arts
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.
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
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.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
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
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Mood in Music
Young scholars portray the mood of a piece of music in a drawing. In this mood in music lesson plan, students discuss how music creates a mood. Young scholars listen to Vivaldi's "Four Seasons," "The Wreck of The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" as well as the African-American "We Will Overcome.
9th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts
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.
4th - 6th Languages
High schoolers 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 lesson.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Students discuss seasons in temperate climates, how the changes affect the environment, and the clothing they wear for each season. Using paint, they create a picture depicting one of the seasons. As students paint, they listen to Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons.
1st - 12th Social Studies & History
Piano Dust Buster - Song Game
Piano practice has never been so fun! Cleverly scaffolded piano practice sessions lead to performances, all of which earn the player points. The app has a digital keyboard for playing when you're on the go, or enable the acoustic piano feature and the game will interact with your live instrument.
K - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts
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.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
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.
All Visual & Performing Arts
New Review The Giving Tree - Improvising Music for a Story
If you are reading The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, bring music to your class's interpretation with a lesson about musical improvisation. After listening to Vivaldi's Four Seasons, kids use their own understanding of music as well as classroom instruments to create background music for the story.
K - 2nd English Language Arts
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 plan. Next, they work individually to write a Limerick poem about one of the seasons while listening to Vivaldi's, "Four Seasons.
Language Focus Unit 6.2: Past Tense
What happened yesterday? Or three months ago? Go over the past tense with several exercises about simple sentences, time expressions, and affirmative and negative answers. Kids answer questions and fill in the blanks to complete sentences in the past tense.
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Not Your Grandma's Music: A Lesson in Music History
Students experience and discuss the different musical periods such as Baroque, Classical and Romantic. In this music lesson, students discover musical theory and apply it to the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods. Students will participate in numerous music classes each with a specific project or quiz.
2nd - 5th English Language Arts