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The Sorcerer's Apprentice: 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons
Upper graders view the animated short, "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" and analyze how the music score was chosen to express the scene. They create an animation as they listen to a classical recording to experience the connection between music and descriptive imagery. Resource links and an animation cell worksheet are included.
Capitalization of Titles
Start by reviewing the mini-lesson included at the top of the page. Then, let your class attempt the capitalization exercise independently. There are 10 sentences, and only some of them include errors.
200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons
Students watch Bugs Bunny cartoons, discuss the role of classical music in them, create musical parodies, and discuss Bugs Bunny as a Pop Icon.
Students explore the art of the opera. They listen to examples of opera and conduct research to find out more about the opera world. Then they develop advertisements that focus on aspects that might interest young people about opera and inspire them to experience specific operas.
Ancient History: The Importance of Logistics in Greek & Roman Armies
Before one can understand the military tactics practiced throughout history, he needs to become familiarized with tactics practiced in the ancient past. Learners take a critical look at the military logistics used by Alexander the Great as he conquered Asia Minor and India, and how Scipio Africanus took New Carthage from Hannibal. The lesson culminates with a research paper or presentation and a self -assessment activity. Th lesson has excellent resources, is well written, and builds a solid foundation for later learning.
Lesson: Modern Day "Royalty"
The life-sized statue of St. Ferdinand, King of Spain represents royalty as it was seen in the past. Learners explore who is considered royalty in modern times and compare them to royalty of the past. They make a collage representing personal views of royalty and compose an essay that describes how single ideas can be expressed in different ways.
Romantic Period in Music, Art, and Literature
“Romanticism aims at enlarging experience by exploring the real.” This excerpt from Jacques Barzun’s From Dawn to Decadence introduces a PowerPoint that examines the characteristics of and the major figures in music, art, and literature created during the Romantic Age.
MUSICAL ELEMENTS OF THE LITTLE PRINCE
Young scholars demonstrate knowledge of musical instruments and the families of the orchestra. They acknowledge different voice types found in opera. Students interpret emotional expressions through listening. They compose sounds to express emotions.
To Honor All Children from Prejudice to Discrimination to Hatred....to Holocaust
Students analyze different perspectives of the history of the Holocaust. They experience primary and secondary sources along with pieces from literature, documentaries, songs and letters. A commitment of honor and dedication is expressed through the thoughts and feelings experienced by the survivors of the Holocaust viewed in this lesson.
Arabic Architecture in Spain
Students examine Arabic architecture in Spain. They explore the principles and teachings of Islam and campare them with Catholicism. Students examine paintings and maps to understand different things about the Arab culture. Also, students will explore the Internet to learn more.
Write a Festival Invitation
Sixth graders research the history of the Spanish fiesta of the April Fair in Seville. They listen to samples of flamenco music, explore a Spanish Culture website and answer questions on a student project sheet, and create an invitation for Seville's April Fair.
Fan(tom) of the Opera
Students explore the ways in which the worlds of popular music and opera can work together to complement the other. They work in small groups to analyze plot, characters, setting and themes of a popular opera using a summary of that opera as a guide.
Say It Loud!: A Celebration Of Black Music In America - Lesson 2
Students identify general business terms such as entrepreneur, corporation, marketing, demographic, promotion and distribution. They identify many Black music industry leaders and their contributions.
Exploring Egyptian Culture and Pyramids
Students access a variety of Egyptian Culture and pyramid related resources on the Internet. They explore various websites, read articles, create an Egyptian art figure, construct a model of a pyramid, and describe the mummification process.
I, Juan de Pareja
Students examine a work of historical fiction based on the life of an actual person who modeled for the painter, Diego Velazquez. Elizabethy Borton de Trevirio's story, "I, Juan de Pareja" provides opportuities for the reader to discover how individuals
Overture to 'William Tell' by Gioacchino Rossini
Learners create an awareness of how music creates a setting in a story or legend. They identify the instrumentation, dynamics and tempo used to create various settings for a musical story. They perform rhythmic patterns from listening selections by reading and clapping the notation.
This worksheet tackles the topic of verb phrases by providing an explanation of a verb phrase followed by several examples of verb phrases and their meanings. Students complete fill in the blank sentences with the correct verb phrase.
Past Versus Present Perfect
Using this 15 question activity learners practice using the past and present perfect forms of verbs. This would be a great worksheet for use with students in both upper elementary and older grades.
In order to review language skills, students in both upper elementary and higher grades can benefit from this activity providing an exploration of information related to Europe. This 12 question activity provides a reading passage, comprehension questions, and a multiple choice vocabulary quiz.
One Story, Many Tales
Students compare and contrast various versions of the fairytale Cinderella. For this folktale lesson, students read The Korean Cinderella and The Egyptian Cinderella and analyze the differences between the two stories. Students identify the main elements of folktales and write their own version of the story's ending.