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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.
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."
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.
Students 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. 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.
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.
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.
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.