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Introduce Vocabulary: I'm a Little Teapot (Trapani)
There are many new words to learn in Iza Trapani's I'm a Little Teapot, which builds on the familiar nursery rhyme. Learners are acquainted with new in-text words before listening to you read. Suggested terms are: company, mighty, orchestra, patient, and stout.
K - 3rd Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Requiem "The Song of the Murdered Jewish People"
Music and poetry are vehicles that can tell many stories. Learners read the poem "The Song of the Murdered Jewish People" by Itzhak Katzenelson, then listen to the requiem it inspired; composed by Zlata Razdolina. Excellent background information provides the basis for a meaningful look at the portrayal of life and death through art.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 52 Downloads
GCSE Notes 2000: Classical Music
Classical period music is defined by its characteristics and distinctive sound. A set of notes assists upper graders in recalling and analyzing music from the classical period based on musical terminology. An example analysis of Eine Kline Nachtmusik also helps learners along.
10th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 46 Downloads
"Infernal Dance" From The Firebird, by Igor Stravinsky
This worksheet about Stravinsky's ballet, The Firebird, provides information about the composer, the ballet, and the "Infernal Dance." It also includes questions about the music, as well as extension activities such as a puppet show.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 98 Downloads
The Lion and More
Melody, rhythm, tempo, and dynamics; get out those recorders it's time to play music! Your class will work on playing two lion-themed pieces that exemplify two different styles, folk and waltz. They'll discuss the elements of music and the origin of each song.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 11 Downloads
Orchestra Instruments and Their Families
Students investigate the families to which the instruments of an orchestra belong. The identification of the instruments and their function in the playing of symphonies are made as they listen to the piece, "Peter and the Wolf."
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 20 Views 55 Downloads
Zin! Pluck! Bang!
Pupils investigate the different instruments in a symphonic orchestra. They discuss the music of William Grant Still. Students identify instrument families and individual instruments. They see, hear, and touch instruments used in William Grant Still's compositions.
K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Compare and Contrast Composers
Students identify various pieces of music that are familiar to them and define how the music made them feel. Then they select their favorite piece of music heard and the activities in which they like to do. Students also attend a concert and answer the questions posted in the lesson in the form of a critique.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads
Orfeo: Sinfonie e Ritornelli
Students identify the dramatic expression made by performance and how it relates to the content of the story L'Orfeo. They determine the form of orchestra and each instrumental group within the orchestra for this piece.
9th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
Meet Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov!
Students listen to music and review instruments of the orchestra. They explore musical terms, solo, texture and theme of the music and discuss other features of the music. Students research and discuss the life of Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov.
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
Bratislava Old and New
Students explore the capital of Slovak. In this World History lesson, students read an article that describes specific details about Bratislava, Slovak, then complete numerous activities that are centered around the article, such as a debate, a vocabulary assignment, a quiz, a spelling test and sentence starters.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Music Knowledge: pre/post test
While this is not a lesson, it could potentially take as long as one. This is a 73-question test to administer to those studying music. They'll need to answer questions regarding general music terminology, theory, and composition.
5th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 34 Views 113 Downloads
Learners discuss find out about the four types of musical instruments. They identify several instruments of each type. Students listen to a simple rhythmic music. They follow along with its notation. Learners identify treble and bass clefs.
1st - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Collective Nouns and Verb Agreement Practice
Break down subject and verb agreement with this exercise. This activity only deals with present tense verbs and collective nouns. Pupils learn how to make the verb of a sentence agree with the collective noun by reading sentences and, given a choice of a plural and a singular verb, circling or writing down the correct choice.
4th - 7th Language Arts 5 Views 101 Downloads
Lesson Ideas for Any Music
Music is a wonderful tool you can add to enhance the learning process for every subject. Here is a list of music selections that are categorized by subject, along with some neat teaching suggestions. You'll find songs suited to everything from science to social studies!
K - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 49 Views 69 Downloads