Listening To A Fanfare
In this music learning exercise, students read the biography of a composer and then focus upon his primary work of creating graphic compositions.
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Listening for History: Using Jazz Music as a Primary Source
Designed as a teacher resource, a packet identifies resources and approaches instructors can use to incorporate jazz into their history classes. Materials are identified by historical era, from the roots of jazz prior to World War I to...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Learning to Become: Listening to Events
Students make inferences, determine cause and effect and find the overall message through analyzing song lyrics. In this lyrics analysis lesson, students listen to "The End of the World' by S. Dee and A. Kent and analyze the lyrics....
6th - 9th English Language Arts
"Mars" from The Planets
Gustav Holst's The Planets provide young musicians an opportunity to examine how composers can create a suite: a collection of smaller pieces grouped to explore a single topic. After listening to "Jupiter," they examine "Mars" in detail,...
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Consonance and Dissonance Activities
Hone those musical ears to identify consonance and dissonance in music being played live or on a recording. Learners will work through four activities where they will listen to consonant and dissonant notes being played first by the...
K - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Introduction to Pre-production: Developing Ideas
Continue with creating documentaries with the fourth instructional activity in a series. After explaining the concept of preproduction, send groups off to make some decisions about their films. Groups can use the handout and the four...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Designed