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Bratislava Old and New
Young scholars 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
Trey and Dave go to Africa: Music
Trey from Phish and Dave from the Dave Mathews Band took a trip to Africa to explore music, culture, and history. Your class watches this episode from VH1's Music Studio to understand how African culture and music have influenced modern American artists.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 25 Views 47 Downloads
Investigating Brass Instruments and Pitch
Students observe the sounds of different brass instruments in order to understand how to create different pitches. In this musical lesson, students create a "brass" instrument from everyday household objects. The students discuss the relationship between pitch and the way their instrument is shaped.
1st - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 63 Downloads
Beethoven Manuscript Sold at Auction
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.
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History 11 Views 66 Downloads
Playing With Your Food
Students discover about the form and function of traditional musical instruments, then use this knowledge to create non-traditional instruments that replicate the sounds of traditional instruments. They use vegetables to create their instruments!
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 5 Downloads
Music Conducting: Classroom Activities
Turn the class into a percussive orchestra and let the kids take over as conductor. You'll explain a few ins and outs of what a conductor does. Then you hand over the baton and let your budding Beethovens conduct each other as they play percussive instruments.
K - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 47 Downloads
Rhythm, Math, Rhythm
Students play instruments in math class to learn the interconnectedness between math and music. In this math lesson, students subdivide a piece of music, clapping rhythms and charting rhythm patterns in the song. A guided discussion concludes the lesson.
5th - 8th Math 16 Views 20 Downloads
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 51 Downloads
Percussion Instruments and Pitch
Students play string instruments to discover how the pitch changes on various string instruments. In this pitch lesson, students listen to video clips and play an online music game. Students become familiar with music vocabulary.
4th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 29 Downloads
Woodwind Instruments and Pitch
Students explore musical pitch. In this cross curriculum musical instruments and "sound" physics lesson plan, students identify and describe common traits of woodwind instruments. Students research "pitch" and what causes pitch fluctuation by viewing a number of web sites.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 15 Views 36 Downloads
Duking It Out
Students read and discuss 'Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra: Mixing Treasures by Duke Ellington and Edvard Grieg,' exploring how jazz transformed European music and the influence jazz has had on modern music. They write musical reviews.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 14 Views 32 Downloads
Sergei Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf"
Fourth graders study Sergei Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf." They explore the characters and the instruments that represent the characters. They create their own version of "Peter and the Wolf" for the purpose of introducing the kindergartners to the classroom instruments and developing a love for music (much like the purpose that Prokofiev wrote his).
4th Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 73 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 14 Views 45 Downloads
Students discover music that was inspired by the spooky and bizarre. In this music of Hector Berlioz and Camille Saint-Saens lesson, students identify elements of music and listen to the Symphonie Fantastique and Danse Macabre.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 112 Downloads
Opera and Poetry
Sixth graders examine the basic elements of an opera in a three part lesson plan. Part one includes listening to opera excerpts and analyzing the excerpts in writing; part 2 includes recognizing the elements of a quatrain, identifying and creating rhyme schemes, and writing their own quatrains based on Greek or Roman myths.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 43 Downloads
"Mambo" from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein
Students encounter and study "Mambo" from "West Side Story," by Leonard Bernstein. They practice utilizing musical elements (instrumentation, tempo, and dynamics) to create a certain mood for a scene with music. Each student interprets or imitate various experiences through pantomime, dramatization, role playing, etc.
8th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 21 Views 73 Downloads