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The Town Musicians of Bremen
New ReviewTake a listen to "The Town Musicians of Bremen" by the Brothers Grimm with a nine minute audiobook. The story details four elderly animals that join together to make a band and travel their way to find an unlikely home thanks to their...
2nd - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
A Bear of a Poem: Composing and Performing Found Poetry
Scholars work collaboratively to compose a found poem from one of their favorite stories. With a finished product in hand, class members form a circle and perform their work for an audience by taking turns reciting one line till the poem...
K - 2nd CCSS: Designed
The Elements of Music—How do Composers Plan?
New ReviewThe introduction to Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake and the finale of his Symphony No. 4 provide young musicians with an opportunity to investigate the music elements composers employ to develop the themes they want to create. They compare the...
5th - 8th
Using Poetry As inspiration for Composition
A reading of Robert Frost’s The Road Not Taken launches an interdisciplinary study of the connection between the meter of a poem and that of a melody. Composers, including many popular musicians like Bob Dylan and Jim Morrison, often use...
9th - Higher Ed