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Lesson Plan for Symphony No. 4, Op. 90, Mvt. I "Italian" (1833)
9th - 12th
Young scholars study the life and musical compositions of German composer, Felix Mendelssohn. They listen to and analyze 'Symphony No. 4, Op. 90, Mvt. I' describing how the mood of the composition is reflected in key, tempo and rhythm.
Hero or Tyrant: Connecting Beethoven’s Third Symphony to Napoleon, Part One
9th - 12th
The second and third movements of the Eroica, Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, provides listeners with an opportunity to connect to French Revolution and to Napoleon Bonaparte. As they listen to the music, individuals draw what their ears...
Hero or Tyrant: Connecting Beethoven’s Third Symphony to Napoleon, Part Two
9th - 12th
Was Napoleon a tyrant or a hero? Answers could vary depending on the political point of view. Learners listen to Beethoven's Symphony #3 while considering Napoleon's undemocratic tyranny. They listen to the piece in five parts, each time...
Music Math: Create a Clapping Symphony (Plus Fraction Math)
3rd - 12th
Students read simple music to create a symphony of clapping (all grades). Plus fraction math for grades 5-up. They explain how musical notes relate to fractions and identify a variety of musical notes for example, whole, half, and...
Teaching the Instruments of the Orchestra to Young Students using the San Francisco Symphony Kids’ Website
Using the San Francisco Children's Orchestra web site, first graders build listening and instrument identification skills. Each child wears head phones, listens to ID, and finds various instruments on the included worksheet.
Beethoven's Sixth Symphony and the Expression of Feeling through the Arts
Pre-K - 2nd
Here is an activity used originally to finish off a unit on country life and nature. It requires learners to have a basic understanding of harvest, rural life, and autumn. They'll use what they know to construct dance movements showing...
A Level Notes: the Symphony Explanation Worksheet
5th - 7th
In this music worksheet, students read a short explanation of the symphony as a musical form for a large body of instruments before reading about the four major sections. They use a chart at the bottom of the second page but there are no...