Famous Composers and Musicians Teacher Resources
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19th & 20th Century Composers: Exoticism
VH1 Music Studio has put out another great instructional activity 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.
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 15 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 students' needs.
K - 3rd Math 4 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 20 Views 39 Downloads
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 56 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
Be Sharp and Never Flat
An outstanding lesson on music awaits your young composers! They learn about patterns found in music, the different sections of an orchestra, and see the differences between musicians and a composer. Excellent streamed videos and good worksheets are included in this outstanding lesson plan.
2nd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 41 Downloads
Using Poetry As inspiration for Composition
A reading of Robert Frost’s The Road Not Taken launches an interdisciplinary study of the connection between the meter of a poem and that of a melody. Composers, including many popular musicians like Bob Dylan and Jim Morrison, often use poetry as inspiration for melodies.
9th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 28 Downloads
The Role of the Musician and His Instruments in the Civil War
Students become aware of the role music and the musician played in the Civil War. Students recognize the drum, fife, bugle, cymbals, and sax horn when shown photos of these instruments. Students sing a variety of songs from the Civil War era.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 5 Views 39 Downloads
Introduction to Ludwig van Beethoven
"Ode to la Tortilla" and "Ode to Joy"? Sure! Use Gary Soto's poem to introduce learners to the ode format. After examining the descriptive words Soto uses, class members study a poster of Ludwig van Beethoven, suggest words that describe this mystery man, and craft their own odes of praise for the composer, all while listening to "Ode to Joy.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 25 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Finding the Area of Polygons
Third graders are exposed to finding the area of polygons by decomposing figures and recomposing them into rectangles. This strategy allows children to expand on their prior knowledge of constructing shapes by rearranging parts into squares.
2nd - 4th Math 69 Views 52 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Creating an Original Opera
This may be a lot to ask of a high schooler, but then again, who knows? Pupils work in groups to explore, write, and then perform an original opera. They view versions of The Magic Flute and La Traviata, then compose a plot, characters, script, and music which will become their original opera.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 10 Downloads
A great source of nonfiction reading material, this resource consists of a series of five short reading passages about modern music, composition principles, and various composers. Accompanying each reading is a different activity for learners to complete.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 44 Views 692 Downloads
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.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 25 Downloads
Grandfather Tang's Story
It's amazing the complex figures that can be made using only a few simple shapes. Following a class reading of the children's book Grandfather Tang's Story by Ann Tompert, young mathematicians use sets of tangrams to create models of the book's characters.
K - 2nd Math 8 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Now you see them, now you don't! This fun peek-a-boo activity engages young mathematicians in developing their ability to compose and decompose numbers. After being presented with a series of counters, children close their eyes while the teacher covers some of the counters with a piece of paper.
Pre-K - 1st Math 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Designed
Composing and Illustrating Homeric Similes
If you're beginning The Odyssey and would like to address figurative language and basic story elements, this resource could be useful. Over the course of two days, class members identify the main events, explore characters, identify figurative language, create their own similes, and write and illustrate a children's book version of a section of the poem.
9th Language Arts 6 Views 106 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable