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- Sugar Land, TX
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High schoolers look at a piece of art to make connections between early Baroque art and Baroque music. In this art and music lesson, students focus on the painting The Boy Violinist, by Hendrick Terbrugghen. They listen to the music to determine its mood before comparing and discussing the mood portrayed in the painting. They create an original mood painting.
Two areas of the arts are addressed in this series of terrific lessons. Sixth graders look at artistic styles and create pieces of art that represent each period. The music lessons focus on the same time periods. Learners listen to, and compare works from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic time periods. This 21-page plan has everything you need embedded in it to allow you to successfully implement the lessons with your young art lovers.
Chopin was a lovely composer who played the piano masterfully. Third graders are introduced to Chopin, his piano sounds, triple meter, music patterns, movement, and the waltz. They listen to his music while hearing the story Butterflies Fly, they then move in time to the music to show what triple meter looks like. This integrated lesson includes extensions and adaptations to include every learner.
Upper graders explore the similarities, differences, and depth of pop music from the Romantic era and the 20th century. They listen to selections that exemplify the Baroque, Romantic, and 20th century periods, then create presentations that represent one of the three music periods. An extensive link list to various music videos and audio clips is available.
Kids compare and contrast music from the past to the present. They listen to and review the characteristics of Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Pop music. Then, they discuss the differences in each and how musical icons from the past have influenced pop music of today. Two fun extensions are included.
Classical period music is defined by its characteristics and distinctive sound. A set of notes assists upper graders in recalling and analyzing music from the classical period based on musical terminology. An example analysis of Eine Kline Nachtmusik also helps learners along.
Students recognize western music from a specific time period. In this music instructional activity, students become familiar with the works of composers of the time period they are studying and create a timeline of the composers works. Students can identify characteristics of that composers work.
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.
Fourth graders experience the excitement and diversity of the great Faires of the Middle Ages. This unique series of lessons allows learners to intimately investigate the colorful era of the Middle Ages. This cross-curricular lesson has pupils engage in math, science, art, music, and performance activities. An impressive array of worksheets and activities are embedded in this series of lessons. Outstanding!
Hone those musical ears to identify consonance and dissonance in music being played live or on a recording. Learners will work through four activities where they will listen to consonant and dissonant notes being played first by the teacher, then via recording. The concepts are then applied as they compose a piece using both consonant and dissonant tones. Suggestions are included for every grade.
Fifth graders work in groups in order to research a specific music era or dance style to share with the class. They have studied different music styles that are included in the lesson plan and now they have the choice to research one. There is a test included in this lesson plan for assessment purposes.