George Gershwin, Composer
Students are introduced to the life and works of George Gershwin. As a class, they listen to his most famous pieces of music and discuss how his music is still heard today in many films. They complete a worksheet to end the lesson.
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"Andante" From Rhapsody in Blue
In this classical music learning exercise, students listen to a recording of "Andante" from Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin. Students read a biography of the composer. Students unscramble the names of musical instruments and write an...
5th - 6th English Language Arts
"Tritsch Tratsch Polka" by Johann Strauss
In this music appreciation instructional activity, students listen to "Tritsch Tratsch Polka" by Johann Strauss Jr. Students read about the composer and the history of the piece. Students answer five questions about the music.
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts