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To the Beat of a Different Drum
Students describe the sounds, moods and styles of two different types of music. After reading an article, they discover how a journalist uses language to describe and give feelings to the music. They review a type of music of interest to them and research its cultural resonance.
6th - 12th Language Arts 13 Views 87 Downloads
The Beauty of Beethoven
Listeners interpret Beethoven's Fifth Symphony using excerpts from Plato about beauty and its purpose. High text complexity in Plato is appropriate for strong readers, older students, musicians, or philosophy classes. Lesson has easy links to navigate the Plato excerpts, but the link to Beethoven audio is non-functional.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
Sheryl Crow and Willie Nelson - Lesson 1
Appeal to your music lovers with this lesson. Middle and high schoolers listen to and describe music from contrasting styles. They identify the common elements between gospel and bluegrass music and have a class discussion regarding the genres.
7th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Listen Up: Antigone Rising
Upper graders listen to and watch a documentary about an all female group Antigone Rising. They discuss how females are portrayed in the rock world, the type of music they play, their song lyrics, and what they note in the documentary. Note: Antigone is a character from an opera, it could be interesting to analyze the band's choice or connection to that name.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
A Shape-Note Singing Lesson
Students discover the shape-note method of singing. In this reading and notating music lesson, students learn the four shapes of the shape-note method and the tradition of Sacred Harp singers. Students sing the shapes of "Yankee Doodle" and "Chester," learn to lead and keep tempo, and are introduced to harmony.
3rd - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 52 Downloads
Sing it Well!
Students research world culture by collaborating on a performance with their class. For this harmony lesson, students practice using singing techniques to accompany the voices of their classmates and create melodies from a list of different songs.
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 21 Downloads
Voice-Leading for Roots
Young scholars discover how to write four-part harmony between two chords whose roots are a perfect fourth (or the inverted perfect fifth) apart. They identify the common tone between chords and analyze the bass movement of two chords.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 4 Downloads
Beethoven: Reading Across the Curriculum
Fifth graders study the life and music of Ludwig von Beethoven by reading informational texts. In this music history lesson plan, 5th graders use music notation, geographic maps, listening maps, organizational diagrams, and time lines as informational texts to learn about Ludwig von Beethoven.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 29 Views 99 Downloads
Reflection and Evaluation
Fourth graders create a three-part performance of a song and evaluate their own performances using criteria they developed. In this musical critique lesson, 4th graders watch a video of a professional musical performance and write evaluations for it.
4th Language Arts 4 Views 13 Downloads
Lesson Plan for Danse by Claude Debussy
High schoolers study the life and music of Claude Debussy. They listen to and compare the orchestration and compositional technique of the Debussy composition, 'Danse.' They compare a piano arrangement to an orchestrated version.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 8 Downloads
Ohio Regional Cultures
Fifth graders study the Ohio regional cultures and the role music plays in culture. In this culture and music activity, 5th graders complete research and make a presentation that illustrates an Ohio cultural group and its location, customs, practices, social behaviors, and music.
5th Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
The Business of Art: Klein String Competition
Students study classical music and learn about competitions as well as musical careers. In this music study lesson, students read about the Klein String Competition and the importance of competitions in shaping musical careers. Students listen to classical music pieces and analyze the pieces.
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 15 Downloads