Students create a visual/verbal composition using the opening of Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 as a model. A motif is magnified upon creation. They also move in accordance to the music of Beethoven and create their own dance.
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Beethoven: Reading Across the Curriculum
Fifth graders study the life and music of Ludwig von Beethoven by reading informational texts. In this music history lesson, 5th graders use music notation, geographic maps, listening maps, organizational diagrams, and time lines as...
5th Visual & Performing Arts
The Business of Art: Klein String Competition
Students study classical music and learn about competitions as well as musical careers. In this music study lesson, students read about the Klein String Competition and the importance of competitions in shaping musical careers. Students...
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Not Your Grandma's Music: A Lesson in Music History
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...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts
In the Shadow of My Country: A Japanese American Artist Remembers
Students analyze artist's themes and means of communication, think critically about their sources of information, and weigh claims of national security against the civil liberties of diverse groups.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History
Beethoven Manuscript Sold at Auction
Students react to a series of statements about Beethoven, then read a news article about the sale of a 179-year-old manuscript by the musical genius. In this current events lesson plan, the teacher introduces the article with a...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History