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Storytellers: Pearl Jam, Lesson 1
Students examine the meaning of genre, and specifically investigate the musical genre of grunge. They view and discuss photos, watch the video, "VH1 Storytellers: Pearl Jam," answer discussion questions, and paraphrase the lyrics to a Pearl Jam song.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Students investigate music and what causes the pitch of a sound. For this sound properties lesson, students listen to a story about animals and the instinctual pitch they have in their voice and how musicians have that as well. Students practice reading music and playing on a piano or xylophone to determine the change of pitch.
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Instrument and Visual Appreciation of Art
There are a lot of great ideas to be found here. To better understand the connection between art and history, learners research several music and art pieces, then relate them to major social events. They study the lives and works of Picasso, Hector Berlioz, Martha Graham and Aaron Copland.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Admirable Armonica Admirers
What do Ben Franklin and Wolfgang Mozart have in common? Find out about the musical invention, the armonica or glassy-chord. Learners will read about how Ben Franklin invented this new instrument and how Wolfgang Mozart came to play it. They'll study Mozart's Adagio in C Minor and write a paragraph describing his use of the armonica.
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Discuss tastes, biases, informed opinions, and critical analysis as you discover the works of Andy Warhol. You'll show your class a series of slides that depict multiple aspects of constructing a critical response to art. Vocabulary, examples, and real-life situations are used to help learners understand all that goes into responding to music, art, or literature in a critical and thoughtful way.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Students examine the relationship of today's pop vocal music and other American vocal genres. They describe distinguishing characteristics of representative music genres and styles from a variety of cultures. After listening to short examples of CD's and tapes, students engagee in a classroom discussion about pop vocal groups from each decade from the nineties going back to the forties.
3rd - 12th English Language Arts