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Romanticism goes beyond the poetry of the big six from England, so don’t be afraid to let your students experience the art and music of the period. The PowerPoint covers basic philosophical roots, but is extensive in covering the themes of Romanticism displayed through art. Selected works of Gericault, Delacroix, Louis David, Fuseli, and Bierstadt are displayed and ready for discussion. Use this presentation to juxtapose the emotions in poetry read in class, or use it for writing prompts that introduce Romanticism.
Independent harmonies, homophonic music, intervals, and melody are all part of music theory and practice. Prepare your budding musicians for the big time with these activities focused on playing with accompaniment. This lesson is intended for learners who already have skills in musical performance.
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. They then research how musicians lived in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and come back to discuss how the music business has changed.
Art, music, and literature of the Romantic Movement in Germany, France, and England are the focus of presentation that would serve as a good overview of this era. The major works of the major figures are surveyed. The ideals, so obvious in the art and music, provide a great introduction to the literature.
Kant and Goethe. Shelley, Wordsworth, Lord Byron, and Keats. Goya, Gericault, and Delacroix. Beethoven, Schubert, and Chopin. Romantic literature, art, and music are the focus of a presentation about the European Romantic Movement of the 1800’s. Consider using the art and music to illustrate the concepts of Romanticism.
Students read portions of biographies about human rights activists before participating in a jigsaw activity in which they report out on what they read. They made a timeline of one of the human rights activist's lives. They write a newspaper article from the point of view of the person they researched.
Students explore the westward movement of African Americans. For this social studies lesson, students view PBS specials on the westward movement, discuss them, then work in collaborative groups to research a subtopic of the movement. After completing the research, each group will create accompanying documents from the time period, then graph and analyze population figures of the time period.