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Ballet and Classical Music
Fourth graders explore ballet. In this dance and music humanities lesson, 4th graders practice ballet positions and play a card game using French ballet vocabulary. Students count beats in rhythm patterns and listen to classical music associated with ballet.
Classical Music Aprpreciation
Students listen to pieces of classical music by Handel and Palestrina. They explore the concepts of timbre and polyphony. In groups, they are to identify when different tones of music are being played.
Who Wants To Be A Mini Maestro?
Students are introduced to classical music. They listen to Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. They interview each other in regards to their feelings about the music and the paintings they produced while listening to the piece.
Music in Words
Your class can build strong, well-represented opinions about the music they hear. They listen to, and share thoughts about, a piece of classical music. Then they write a piece of music or a poem, and analyze their peers' work and their own creative processes. Extra web links, interdisciplinary connections, and extension activities are all included.
Classical Music Appreciation (Grades K-2 / Lesson 5)
Students explore the classical music excerpt, 'Sunrise,' by Maurice Ravel. They listen to the excerpt, analyze the musical piece, participate in a visualization, and create an illustration of the sunrise depicted in the music.
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.
The Business of Art: Klein String Competition
Students study classical music and learn about competitions as well as musical careers. In this music study lesson, students read about the Klein String Competition and the importance of competitions in shaping musical careers. Students listen to classical music pieces and analyze the pieces. Students review music terminology, research the history of the violin family, and write a short report about the topic.
Musical Math Challenge
Fourth graders engage in a lesson in which problem solving is set to music - like musical chairs. They listen to classical music to set a thought-provoking atmosphere. This is also an excellent method of reinforcement or review.
Wonderful World of Color
Learners compare the paintings and lives of William H. Johnson and Henri Matisse through their use of line, color, and patterns to publish an individual fact book. They then create an imaginary painting while listening to classical music.
Classical Music Appreciation (Grades 5-6 / Lesson 2)
Students, using excerpts from Mozart's 'Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra in A Major', explore the ability of music to spark the imagination of the listener.
Introduction to contemporary Classical Music
Eighth graders are introduced to classical music by listening to the music. They also examine how the music evolved and what the composers are trying to say.
Classical Music Appreciation
Young scholars, using excerpts from Bach's 'The Hunting Catata', examine the folk traditions of singing lullabies.
Classical Music Appreciation (Grades 3-4 / Lesson 1)
Young scholars listen to, analyze, and describe excerpts from Benjamin Britten's, 'Finale From the Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra'. They listen to the entire piece, and identify the different instruments by their sound.
Classical Musical Appreciation (Grades 5-6 / Lesson 1)
Students, using excerpts from Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, identify meaningful themes in music and consider power of aural symbols.
Classical Music Appreciation (Grades K-2 / Lesson 6)
Students, using excerpts from 'Symphony 5' and 'Symphony 9', compare and contrast between two of Beethoven's works.
Classical Musical Appreciation (Grades 3-4 / Lesson 2)
Fourth graders, using excerpts from Smetana's 'The Moldau', explore musical description and use pictures to represent musical events.
Classical Music Appreciation
Students listen to music from Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance. They participate in a mock graduation in which they share their greatest accomplishment.
Classical Music Appreciation (Grades 5-6 / Lesson 3)
Students, using excerpts from Chopin's 'Waltz in C Minor', explore the waltz form and discuss how art and culture are shaped by historical events.
Classical Music Appreciation (Grades 3-4 / Lesson 6)
Fourth graders, using excerpts from Telemann's 2nd movement of the 'Recorder Suite in A Minor', examine solo works, the recorder, and the science of music.
Classical Music Composers Puzzle
In this composers word search puzzle, students identify the names of famous composers of classical music. Examples include Mozart and Bach. A list of 60 names is provided to assist students in their search.