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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 15 Views 33 Downloads
Opera and Poetry
Sixth graders examine the basic elements of an opera in a three part lesson. 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 12 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 23 Views 74 Downloads
Young scholars explore Western and Chinese instruments. In this cross-curricular music and history lesson, students identify and classify instruments. Young scholars view websites that include Chinese cultural history, and write a paragraph based on research done.
K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 13 Downloads
Students discuss the structure of the musical film "The Bolero." In this film arts activity, students watch "The Bolero" before participating in discussion questions and watching a second performance of the same musical. Included in this learning guide is helpful background information about the composer and the composition.
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Students explore Chinese instruments. In this Chinese instrument music lesson, students listen to a performance by Liu Fang and describe the sounds they hear. Students classify western and Chinese instruments according to their instrument family.
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 22 Downloads
Fourth graders work in pairs and choose one instrument from the orchestra to research. They are introduced to the software and use it to search for their instrument. They then may go onto the website, "DSOkids.com" to find out more about their instrument and others of interest.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 1 Download
The orchestra plays the National Anthem and discusses their origin. Pupils listen to other nation's National Anthems, and discuss how they felt while listening. As the students play the National Anthem, the teacher sings. The pupils write lyrics, or create an anthem that represents their family.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Exploring the Brass Family
Third graders explore the four basic instruments of the Brass Family in the four lessons of this unit. The French horn, trumpet, trombone, and tuba are inspected as students develope a familiarity with their sight and sounds.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 40 Downloads
Music of Russia
Music around the globe may sound different, but it always tends to function partly as a mode of communicating religion, rights of passage, and oral tradition. Delve into the world of Russian music. Folk, peasant, Cossack, and orchestral music developed in Russia are briefly covered.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 17 Downloads
Song Writing: Recording Your Song
In this music worksheet, students read an excerpt on recording with a company, who the producer is, and what arrangements need to be made. They respond to six short answer questions related to recording their own song in a studio.
6th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 31 Downloads
Vocabulary Study: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Vacuous, ineffable, hauteur. Languid, nebulous, somnambulatory. Pasquinade, supercilious, punctilious. The extraordinary and beautiful diction of The Great Gatsby is the focus of a series of vocabulary exercises designed to accompany a study of F.
10th - 12th Language Arts 41 Views 36 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Sounds Like Great Science!
A phenomenal lesson on sound is here for your third graders! In it, learners engage in hands-on activities, watch video, take part in Internet activities, and complete tasks in cooperative groups in order to explore the world of sound and how sound plays such an important role in people's lives.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts 15 Views 53 Downloads
Carnival of the Animals and Aquarium and Magic Fish
Engage little learners in this moderately developed three-lesson unit on the composer Camille Saint-Saens and his piece "The Carnival of Animals." Each lesson includes a listening, discussion, and an art project to engage your class in understanding the music and the composer, while working on descriptive vocabulary and creative thinking skills.
1st Visual & Performing Arts 21 Views 91 Downloads
Do monsters really exist? Find out what your class thinks with these discussion questions prior to reading Beowulf. Incorporate music and a video clip into the anticipatory set to engage your learners. Take a day to search online for websites about monsters and have scholars write up reports about their findings.
12th Language Arts 26 Views 79 Downloads