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Explore the Enlightenment period through literature, music, and autocratic rule. Each slide contains basic information on major Baroque, Classical, and political figures contemporary to the late 1700's and early 1800's. Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Frederick II, Joseph II, and Catherine II are all mentioned.
Students listen to "String Quartet no. 3 in C Major" by Haydn and describe what they think of the piece or of what the music reminds them discussing characteristics. They then practice breathing exercises, practice the C, F, B flat, A flat scales and work on "Antiquitus" dynamics.
Scherzo, cappricio, divertimento, and rando are all addressed in this look into humor through this classical music presentation. The slide show is very basic, but has some good background on Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, and Bach. The history of humor in music is covered from the Opera to Phyllis Diller. Included is a internet link section and reference list. Tip: Add background, pictures, and additional information to enhance this presentation.
Two areas of the arts are addressed in this series of terrific lessons. Sixth graders look at artistic styles and create pieces of art that represent each period. The music lessons focus on the same time periods. Learners listen to, and compare works from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic time periods. This 21-page plan has everything you need embedded in it to allow you to successfully implement the lessons with your young art lovers.
Students react to a series of statements about Beethoven, then read a news article about the sale of a 179-year-old manuscript by the musical genius. In this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and vocabulary activity, then students read the news report and participate in a class discussion. Lesson includes interdisciplinary follow-up activities.
Sixth graders are introduced to the classical period in music history. After listening to examples, they identify and describe the characteristics of music during this time period and research the main composers. Using the internet, they discover how the harpsichord evolved into the piano.
Students choose two composers to research and complete a compare and contrast study of them. In this composer research instructional activity, students select two composers to research. Students use Internet sources, the library, and music class resources to complete their research and comparison.
Fifth graders study the life and music of Ludwig von Beethoven by reading informational texts. For this music history lesson, 5th graders use music notation, geographic maps, listening maps, organizational diagrams, and time lines as informational texts to learn about Ludwig von Beethoven.