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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 7 Views 6 Downloads
Percussion Instruments and Pitch
Young scholars 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. Young scholars 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, 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 15 Views 34 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 19 Views 75 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 40 Views 133 Downloads
Opera and Poetry
Sixth graders examine the basic elements of an opera in a three part instructional activity. 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
Students explore Western and Chinese instruments. In this cross-curricular music and history instructional activity, students identify and classify instruments. Students 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 lesson, 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
"Mambo" from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein
Young scholars 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 24 Views 74 Downloads
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Third graders listen to "The Sorcerer's Apprentice". Using the music, they identify the high and low parts in the orchestal composition. They compare the elements of a story to the piece of music and respond to the music and state how it makes them feel.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 13 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
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 activity 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