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Music Work Sheet (Special Ed)

For Students K - 12th
Music is beneficial for all learners. Help your learners with special needs learn about different styles of music, as well as the ways that music is represented on paper, with 30 different worksheets. 
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GCSE Notes 2000: Classical Music

For Teachers 10th - 11th
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...
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A-rhythm-etic. The Math Behind the Beats

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Your learners will dance in their seats as this talented drummer connects math to music in a short video clip. Clayton Cameron shows how math puts the "cool" in various genres of music, including jazz, hip-hop, pop, R&B, and others,...
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The Magic Opera

For Teachers 1st - 4th Standards
Introduce your young learners to opera by dressing up as Mozart and recounting some of the fascinating details of his life and music. After exploring the Metropolitan Opera's site for kids, the class listens to a reading of Kyra...
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The Mozart Effect

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students develop a concept of why skepticism is important in science by looking at actual scientific studies regarding the effect of playing Mozart's music to infants. They record a journal of their inner thoughts and feelings while...
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Mozart's Magic

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Young scholars become familiar with the young composer through his life's story and his music. They get to make some music of their own by using musical instruments that exist both online and all around them.
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"Turkish Rondo" From Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

For Students 5th - 6th
In this music appreciation instructional activity, students listen to "Turkish Rondo" from Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Students read about the composer and the piece. Students follow a "listening map" and...
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Not Your Grandma's Music: A Lesson in Music History

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students experience and discuss the different musical periods such as Baroque, Classical and Romantic. In this music lesson, students discover musical theory and apply it to the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods. Students will...
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Identifying the ABA Form in Music

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students explore a form of music known as A,B,A. In this music recognition lesson, students identify different portions of music within the same song as either A or B. The students listen to specific songs and then complete a chart which...
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Humor and Iconicity in Classical Music

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed
Scherzo, cappricio, divertimento, and rando are all addressed in this look into humor through this classical music presentation. The slide show is very basic, but has some good background on Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, and Bach. The...
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Mozart

For Students 6th - 8th
In this music worksheet, learners find the words that are used to describe the life and times of Mozart. The answers are found at the bottom of the page.
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Mozart Magical Musical Life

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students read a story about Mozart's life. They also listen to samplings of Mozart's music. They have a class discussion on the impact Mozart had on music as a young boy, and the students' abilities to impact music themselves.
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The Mozart Effect

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students explore the Mozart effect. In this music lesson, students consider the effect of Mozart's music on young people through participation in a simulation and a discussion of its outcome.
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Classical Period Music - 1750-1810

For Students 9th
In this classical music worksheet, students examine a graphic organizer that explains 7 characteristics of the music. They examine characteristics such as melody, timbre, texture, dynamics, and melody. There are no questions associated...
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Classical Music Composers Puzzle

For Students 5th - 12th
In this composers word search puzzle, students identify the names of famous composers of classical music. Examples include Mozart and Bach. A list of 60 names is provided to assist students in their search.
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Amadeus Quiz

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Get out the text-book, and CD player to teach a lesson on Mozart. Afterward, you can administer this quiz which requires learners to complete 20 short-answer questions related to Mozart's life, operas, music, and general music terminology.
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"Eine Kleine Nachtmusik"

For Students 7th - 12th
Mozart was an amazing composer and "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" was one of his best-loved orchestral pieces. This handout provides a brief description of the instruments for which it was written, and how each section and part should be...
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Experience ABA Form

For Teachers 1st - 5th
In this musical forms identification instructional activity, youngsters select visual displays that represent an ABA pattern. They construct a chart with three columns labeled "A," "B," "A," listen to a musical selection, and fill in the...
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Putting Pitch In Its Place

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students focus on reading musical notations. They see, hear, practice and write notations in the lessons to become more independent readers of music. They complete a Rubric for Pitch Worksheet.
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Mozart Tonight/ Ah! Vous dirai-je, maman Theme and Vars. 1,5 and 8

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders analyze and practice the musical concept of contrasting segments. They view and discuss a musical whole that is described by the connections between the theme and variations and demonstrate the concept by composing...
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Tchaikovsky's Life and Career

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Discover facts about the man behind classical favorites such as, Pathetique and the 1812 Overture. Here, you'll find biographical information about Tchaikovsky's life, his music, and his career. Both the 1812 Overture and Pathetique are...
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ROCKTOPIA—A Classical Revolution Study Guide

For Parents 6th - 12th Standards
Imagine a concert that combines rock and opera. Think Queen and Mozart, or Journey and Beethoven. Think vocalists, a 5-piece rock band, a choir of 40, and an orchestra of 20. Imagine seeing such a show. Don't stop believing!
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The Enlightenment Spreads: CH 22

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Explore the Enlightenment period through literature, music, and autocratic rule. Each slide contains basic information on major Baroque, Classical, and political figures contemporary to the late 1700's and early 1800's. Vivaldi, Bach,...
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Composers Timeline

For Students K - 12th
Take a quick tour through the last 350 years of music composition with an interactive timeline tool. As learners scroll through the years, they see which composers were born and working during the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern...
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Little Mozarts

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students improvise and create variations and harmonic accompaniments for songs. They compose and arrange songs as well as using a variety of sound sources when composing.
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Mozart and Music

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders experience performing arts by participating in a music performance. In this music history lesson, 5th graders practice playing notes on an instrument in class and discuss the challenges associated with making music....
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Classical Period

For Students 6th - 8th
For this music worksheet, middle schoolers find the vocabulary terms that are describing the classical period of music. The answers are found at the bottom of the page.
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students study the life and music of the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. They practice listening for the downbeat of a musical selection. They participate in a physical exercise where they march around in a circle and clap to the...
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The Mozart Effect

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Music has been said to effect short term memory. Learners test out this hypothesis, graphing how knowledge retention in a biology classroom changes when music is played in the background. In the end, a better appreciation of the dynamics...
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Theme and Variations

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students create a visual theme and variations while listening to the Mozart variations of "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star".
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VH1 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons Lesson 1

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students study the affect of a theme song can have on a show or performer. They compare and contrast an original television theme song with classical music.
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Composers and Musical Terms

For Students 9th - 12th
In this music worksheet, high schoolers look for the words found in the word search that name composers and parts of music. The answers are found at the bottom of the page.
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Mozart: Piano Sonata in B-Flat

For Students 6th - 7th
In this music instructional activity, students read about a sonata. Students also answer twenty questions about Mozart's Piano Sonata in B-flat.
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Comparison/Contrast Composer Study

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students choose two composers to research and complete a compare and contrast study of them. In this composer research instructional activity, students select two composers to research. Students use Internet sources, the library,...
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Mozart

For Students 5th - 9th
In this music worksheet, learners read a brief excerpt about Mozart's music and life. They respond to 11 questions in complete sentences related to the excerpt on Mozart.
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Mozart vs. Beethoven - Real Classical Composers

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Elementary schoolers are given an overview of the baroque, classical, romantic, and modern periods of music. They focus on the lives of Beethoven and Mozart; two of the greatest composers of all time. After listening to samples their...
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Music and Emotions

For Teachers K - 4th
Learners demonstrate, through art, an understanding of emotions as heard in music. They listen to various pieces of music and also read a Dr. Seuss book. They discuss the differences found between major and minor keys in terms of emotions.
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Sound

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Beautiful music doesn't just write itself, but if you ever feel bad about procrastinating, remember that Mozart wrote the overture to Don Giovanni the morning it premiered. Introduce young scientists to the elements of sound including...
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The Mozart Effect

For Students 9th - 12th
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a 6-paragraph article about the Mozart effect and respond to 8 short answer questions. Vocabulary words and definitions are included.
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Music and Emotions

For Teachers K - 4th
Students explore their feelings through music and art. In this music and arts lesson, students listen to My Many Colored Days and choose a color to go with each emotion. Students also describe their emotions while listening to various...
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Write to Music

For Teachers 4th
Students improve their creative writing skills. In this writing skills lesson, students learn about picture captions, story writing, critiques, poems, reports, letter writing, creative writing, and a rap poem.
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Hearing Harmony: What is Harmony?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Young musicians learn how to train their ears to hear the harmony of various types of musical compositions. They listen to monophonic music, chants, excerpts from symphonies, and concertos to develop an understanding of harmonic structure.
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Dance: Personal Soundtracks

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students create a musical autobiography. In this fine arts lesson, students explore the emotions that music can express by listening to and discussing a variety of music. Students construct a personal timeline and a collection of music...
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Composers and Their Countries

For Students K - 12th
How many of the world's greatest composers were born in Austria? Or Germany? Or the United States? An interactive map provides young musicians with information about prominent composers in the last few centuries, as well as the periods...
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The Life of Mozart

For Students 9th
In this Mozart worksheet, 9th graders read a one page biography about the composer. They answer 10 short answer questions and are encouraged to listen to Mozart's music.
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Wolfgang Mozart

For Students 4th - 6th
In this famous people worksheet, learners read a selection about the life of Wolfgang Mozart, then complete a variety of comprehension activities. An answer key is included.
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Classical Music Appreciation (Grades 5-6 / Lesson 2)

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Learners, using excerpts from Mozart's 'Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra in A Major', explore the ability of music to spark the imagination of the listener.
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Music Strikes a Soothing Chord

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students explore music therapy. In this health journalism lesson, students read the USA Today article titled "Music Strikes a Soothing Cord", respond to discussion questions regarding the article, and complete an activity based on the...
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Mozart's Piano Sonatas

For Students 9th - 12th
In this music worksheet, students examine the work of Mozart while focusing upon his works of piano sonatas. They answer the questions at the end of the passage.
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Music Appreciation:

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Young scholars list the four main families of musical instruments, name one instrument from each musical family, name three ways music is used in everyday life.
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Comparing Composers: Beethoven and Mozart

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students read brief biographies of Mozart and Beethoven and identify the composer identified in each of 15 statements on the student work sheet.
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The Songs in Uncle Tom's Cabin

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Experience Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin in an innovative, musical way. A list of audio links leads class members to spirituals from the novel, such as "Die in the Field," "The Wings in the Morning," and "Blow Ye the Trumpet."
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Boombox Classroom: Mechanical Instruments

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
In this music worksheet, students draw an illustration of a mechanical instrument they would like to build. They describe the material it would be made from. Students fill in the blanks to describe the mechanical instrument Haydn and...
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The 'Language of Dance'

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students choreograph dances. In this dance choreography lesson, students evaluate musical selections, then create a dance that capture the emotion of the music.
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Influences on Musical Styles

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students discuss music of other eras students discuss the influence of elements such as politics, social events, etc. on music of the time. They examine the cause and effect of musical diversity after watching a video segment: "Behind...
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Classical Music

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore the history of music written during the classical era. They compare the melodic contours of specific thematic music, identifying the trills, slurs and articulations. As a class, students discus the characteristics of...
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Overture to 'William Tell' by Gioacchino Rossini

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Composers and Their Styles

For Students 9th - 12th
In this music instructional activity, high schoolers find the words that are naming the major composers and the answers are found at the bottom of the page.
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Admirable Armonica Admirers

For Teachers 1st - 6th
What do Ben Franklin and Wolfgang Mozart have in common? Find out about the musical invention, the armonica or glassy-chord. Learners will read about how Ben Franklin invented this new instrument and how Wolfgang Mozart came to play it....
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Beethoven: The Sound and The Fury

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students view a documentary on Beethoven. His immortal compositions have survived for generations and are as much a part of the modern world as they were almost two centuries ago. After viewing, students discuss Beethoven and compare him...
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Notable American Composers

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students visit web sites for each of the composersand listen to selections of each composer's music and place important dates of the composers into a pre-printed time line.
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Composer Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Learners use a database to research a composer of their choice. They complete a composer scavenger hunt and complete a worksheet. They listen to their music as well.
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Lesson Plan for Danse by Claude Debussy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners study the life and music of Claude Debussy. They listen to and compare the orchestration and compositional technique of the Debussy composition, 'Danse.' They compare a piano arrangement to an orchestrated version.
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Groovy Time

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils compose their own eight measure melody in a D scale. Using a software program, they enter the half, quarter and eighth notes in the order they prefer. To end the lesson plan, they play their music for the class and critique...
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Characteristics of the Classical Period

For Students 6th - 9th
In this music worksheet, students identify the specific characteristics of the Classical Period in music. They define seven key terms related to the period and who the composers were of that time period.
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The 20% of Beethoven

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Compare Beethoven's fifth symphony to latin music and disco. Learners will listen to and discuss the elements found in the first part of Beethoven's composition. They'll then look for the same elements in Tito Puente and Bee Gees songs....
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Triple Meter

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students chant "Mabel, Mabel, Set the Table" in beats grouped in 4's using a percussive pattern. They repeat using 3's. Students sing a song in 4's and in 3's. they move to recorded music to practice threes. Students create Orff...
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The Clarinet Family

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this music learning exercise, students investigate the features and history of the clarinet. Students answer 6 multiple choice questions. No information is provided on the page.
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200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students discuss the style and characteristics of the Classical era and the genre of opera. They compare and contrast modern day popular icons to musical icons throughout history. They write original librettos to modern entertainment.
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200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students discuss style and characteristics of musical time periods as well as the definition of "pop culture." They compare and contrast modern-day popular icons to music icons throughout history.  This lesson requires a video, which is...
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An Introduction to Sonata

For Students 6th - 9th
In this music worksheet, students read an excerpt about the classical sonata and how it is defined. They also respond to seven questions based on what they read in the excerpt about sonata.
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A Rising People: Ben Franklin and the Americans

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners investigate Franklin's love of music and the concept behine his invention of the armonica. Student build a model and play it.
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Teaching Serialism with Technology

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders compose serialistic tone-row melodies using music notation software. This lesson includes an email address to receive all materials and worksheets involved in the week-long study.
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The Clarinet Family- Grades 4-5

For Students 4th - 5th
In this music worksheet, students learn about the clarinet family of woodwind instruments by looking at the 3 types of clarinets in a picture and completing 5 questions. There is no information on the page.
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Semicolon vs. Colon...And What is a Comma Splice?

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Designed originally for higher education, this PowerPoint could also be used to introduce your high schoolers to the semicolon, colon, and comma splice. The texts do not contain pictures or graphics; instead, they present information in...
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The Spread of Enlightenment Ideas

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Looking for a simple and straightforward reference on the Enlightenment for your young historians? Check out this list of key terms and important figures from the period, followed by a traditional assessment where your learners will be...
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Breaking News English: School Punishment

For Students 5th - 10th
In this school punishment worksheet, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write,...
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Past Simple

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this past simple tense activity, students fill in the blanks to sentences with verbs in the past simple tense. Students complete 20 sentences total.
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People power

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explore about the British ban on slave trading and compare it to high profile campaigns today. They discuss what motivates people to behave in this way? What do students want to change, and how would they go about doing this?
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Ludwig Van Beethoven

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students read an informational story about Ludwig Van Beethoven and write facts they learned when they are done reading. In this Beethoven lesson plan, students get together in groups to write their facts.
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KEYBOARDS

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders become familiar with appearance and characteristic sound of piano, identify piano as part of percussion family, find middle C on the keyboard, observe scale, chord, and "broken" chord, and listen to a well-known classical...
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VH1 Road to Fame: Harry Connick Jr.

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students are divided into groups of employees of a jazz radio station and a classical radio station. They role play their own broadcasts.
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Total English Advanced: Vision Vocabulary Quiz!

For Students 6th - 8th
In this key vocabulary review worksheet, students practice and consolidate unit vocabulary as they respond to 14 multiple choice questions.
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Celebrate The Four Seasons

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students investigate cause and effect and compare and contrast how recurring cycles are evident in multiple aspects of their education. They answer questions in the chosen field. Students model each aspect by interpreting, perceiving and...
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RELIGIOUS FESTIVALS AND DIVERSITY

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze the similarities and differences between religious festivals in December and/or January. They research the different holidays and make their comparisons.
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In pictures: Young reporters tour TVC

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students view a wide range of young reporters and their accomplishments. They view all the places they toured and then analyze one particular place in pictures. Students create a portfolio out of their pictures for view.

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