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.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 30 Views 50 Downloads
Introduction to Ludwig van Beethoven
"Ode to la Tortilla" and "Ode to Joy"? Sure! Use Gary Soto's poem to introduce learners to the ode format. After examining the descriptive words Soto uses, class members study a poster of Ludwig van Beethoven, suggest words that describe...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Translations and Reflections of Triangles: Transformation Dances
Learners explore transformations in dance. In this cross curriculum geometry and dance instructional activity, students define and identify angles, reflections, and translations, then practice dance movements using a stretchy band that...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Migrations: Dance Stories about the Journeys of People
Bring social studies to life! This interdisciplinary instructional activity has young writers tell the story of the migration of diverse groups of people to the United States. Pupils view the work of selected choreographers and discuss...
4th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts
Creating a Landscape Through Art, Music, Dance, and Poetry
A brightly-colored David Hockney landscape painting inspires poetry, dance, music, and paper sculpture in this multi-faceted activity. After brainstorming words inspired by the painting, the whole class collaborates on a cinquain poem,...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts
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, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History