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Students research a musician or composer of their choice and present their research through a written paper and free choice activity. This lesson can be done over the course of five to six classes with some homework. The paper correlates with the English Language Arts Curriculum as set forth by the NC Standards.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 55 Downloads
Comparison/Contrast Composer Study
Pupils choose two composers to research and complete a compare and contrast study of them. For this composer research lesson, students select two composers to research. Pupils use Internet sources, the library, and music class resources to complete their research and comparison.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 28 Downloads
Lessons for Hight School Music Classes: Lesson 1
The phrase, "You sold out" has been thrown around among musicians that have lent their talents to the corporate world. Here, the class engages in an interesting discussion on how musicians make a living and the influence of commercialism and marketing in today's society.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 15 Views 35 Downloads
19th & 20th Century Composers: Exoticism
VH1 Music Studio has put out another great lesson that incorporates analysis, compare/contrast, and musical terminology. Kids will listen to the song "Habanera" considering the use of specific instruments in evoking a sense of location. They then compare that to the use of Indian instruments in several of the Beatle's pieces.
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads
Compose and Decompose Angles
What does it mean to decompose an angle? You can compose and decompose angles just like shapes or numbers. Real-world examples are used to demonstrate how angles can be broken into smaller parts. An angle is decomposed into two smaller parts and then recomposed to create a larger angle.
4 mins 4th - 5th Math 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Designed
What is a Musician and How Do I Act During Performances?
Students attend a variety of school concerts and performances to determine how to act at them. In class, they role-play audience members as well as describing the role of performers, composers and conductors. They repeat the lesson whenever there is another performance at their school.
K Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 26 Downloads
Louisiana's Legendary Musicians
Young scholars identify and interpret what legendary traditional musicians of Louisiana that allows them to hear new genres of traditional music. They also identify what it means to be a legendary artist and read, write, and create a project about these extraordinary figures.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 20 Downloads
Interviews with Famous Composers
Students research a composer using both Internet and print media. They demonstrate how to read a piece of music. They conduct interviews of each other to determine material for a news broadcast which they videotape as they simulate being camera and production crews.
5th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
GEOGRAPHY, SPANISH, AND MUSICIANS
Students explore the connection between music and culture. In this Spanish music lesson, students label maps to show the Spanish speaking countries. Students study Spanish musicians, label where they live on the maps and write a report about their lives.
2nd - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 24 Views 134 Downloads
Camp for Composers - Activity 1
Young scholars compose original songs in 4/4 time to learn the elements used in the formation of music: tempo, pitch, meter, rhythm, and melody. This introductory instructional activity can be done in two 30-minute class periods.
4th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 31 Downloads
Challenge young mathematicians' ability to compose and decompose shapes with this fun geometry puzzle. The goal is simple, locate all of the rectangles shown in a picture of three overlapping rectangles. Perform this activity as a whole class, in pairs, or as an independent learning activity, depending on the young scholars' needs.
K - 3rd Math 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Musician Extraordinaire Based on the DC Quarter Reverse
Students develop an understanding of the role of a musician, composer, and conductor. For this musician lesson, students examine the District of Columbia quarter and see that Duke Ellington is on the reverse side. They define performer, composer, and conductor before discussing Duke Ellington and his contributions to jazz music.
4th - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Duke Ellington: Great American Musician and Composer
Students delve into the life and music of Duke Ellington as a major American musician and composer. The elements that made the sound of his orchestra unique and the talents of his band members are explored in this lesson.
3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 56 Downloads
Eighth graders utilize primary sources from the Eastern North Carolina Digital Library to research nineteenth century North Carolina composers. They conduct Internet research, complete a research worksheet, and create a rap about their selected composer.
8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
ELA Lesson Plan Focusing on Artists and Composers
Students research a selected composer and artist. They write a biography about each one and include information about at least two works created by the chosen artist or composer. Students note similar characteristics of their compared personalities.
5th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 18 Downloads