Lesson 14- Merce Cunningham: A Lifetime of Dance
Students analyze the techniques of modern dance choreography. They keep a journal as they observe the movement of people and animals. They use the movements to create a dance piece.
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Classics for Kids: Dvorak's "Slavonic Dance No. 7"
This short biography of Antonin Dvorak and map of Eastern Europe could accompany and supplement listening to "Slavonic Dance No. 7." Four questions support reading the geographic map, a "Listening Map" outlines the form of the...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
Lesson Plan for Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 (1938)
Learners study the life and music of composer, Samuel Barber. In groups, representing trees, water, and stars they use interpretive dance to tell the story of the musical composition, 'Adagio for Strings, Op. 11' by Barber.
5th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts
Improvising Music Through India, USA, and European Traditions
Students discover an Indian influence on Blues music. In this music lesson, students explore improvisation and compare the traditions of different cultures and styles. Students develop the blues scale, cyclical music, and compose short...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History