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Symphony No. 8 "Unfinished" by Franz Schubert
Students review vocabulary words and look at a piece of art work with one subject and play any or all of the familiar musical examples listed. They then identify the melody of each example and make a comparison between the art subject and the melody.
"Marche Militaire" by Franz Shubert
In this music appreciation worksheet, students listen to Marche Militaire by Franz Shubert. Students read about the composer and the piece and complete a one page activity sheet about the music.
Romantic Music: Beethoven and Schubert
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.
The Age of the "Isms"
For this online interactive world history worksheet, high schoolers answer 20 matching questions regarding government and society. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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. They then research how musicians lived in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and come back to discuss how the music business has changed.
The Great Depression and FDR's New Deal
Find out about FDR's vision and the New Deal plan that helped pull America out of the Great Depression. The presentation focuses New Deal programs such as the Works Progress Administration, Agricultural Adjustment Administration, and the Civilians Conservation Core.
The Romantic Vision
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.
Multiple Intelligences and The Illinois & Michigan Canal
Third graders engage in a wide variety of cross-curricular activities designed to give them a thorough understanding of the history of the Illinois & Michigan Canal. There are a very nice set of activities included in this plan!
VH1 All Access Spotlight: Josh Groban
Young scholars discuss the lyrics to You Raise Me Up, sung by Josh Groban, and identify the structure and markings in the song that show expressive qualities. They explore how composers use musical concepts to show meaning and mood in a piece of music.
200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons
Students discuss style and characteristics of musical time periods as well as the definition of "pop culture." They compare and contrast modern-day popular icons to music icons throughout history. This lesson requires a video, which is not included.
Right on Time!
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.
Sea Floor Spreading I
Students use Excel to explore the geodynamics Model equation for ocean depth around a sea-floor spreading center. They use an equation relating ocean floor depth to sea floor spreading rate and distance from spreading center for a geoscience context.
African-Americans in the American West
Students explore the westward movement of African Americans. In 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.
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.
Howards End Quiz
In this online interactive reading comprehension activity, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about E.M. Forster's Howard's End. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
After reading a selection on the life of Handel, learners utilize worksheets embedded in the packet in order to write a synopsis of his life's story. There is also a quiz on his life with questions such as: What kinds of music did Handel write?"
Music: Visions and Emotions
Ninth graders are provided with opportunities to develop the ability to assess how elements of music are used in a work to create images or evoke emotions. They listen to examples of program music.
Seventh graders create a graph of their Christmas gifts. They develop categories, compute fractional and decimal parts for each category, identify the number of degrees to represent each fractional part, and create a circle graph to display the data.
Hand in Hand- Art and Physical Science
Eighth graders are introduced to sound by integrating both music and art in the science classroom. Students discover how sound waves travel, compare and contrast musical instruments and the sounds they create, and make and perform a sound machine representing a Fairy Tale.