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The Nutcracker by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

For Students 4th - 5th
In this classical music appreciation learning exercise, students listen to a recording of The Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky. Students read about the composer and the structure of the piece. Students answer 5 questions and complete a...
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Lesson Plan for The Nutcracker Ballet

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students discuss the Nutcracker Ballet. They listen as the teacher reads "The Tale of the Nutcracker and the History of the Ballet," (included with the lesson). Students discuss dreams they have had. They listen to a portion of The Waltz...
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Tchaikovsky and the Nutcracker

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students study Peter Tchaikovsky, the author of the Nutcracker Suite. They listen to the associated music and view images of the author. They write a journal entry about their favorite part of the Nutcracker Suite.
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"Nutcracker"

For Teachers 5th
Students recognize the timbre of a celesta by listening to music that contains the celesta. They listen to music from Tchaikovsky's "Danse de la Fee-Dragee" (Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairies), track #14 and describe how the music...
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Our Story: Duke Ellington and Jazz

For Students K - 4th
Get parents or guardians into the swing of things with a jazzy homework assignment. A detailed six-page guide provides before, during, and after reading suggestions for Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra, Andrea Davis...
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Lesson Ideas for Any Music

For Teachers K - 12th
Music is a wonderful tool you can add to enhance the learning process for every subject. Here is a list of music selections that are categorized by subject, along with some neat teaching suggestions. You'll find songs suited to...
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Punctuating Titles

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Review guidelines regarding correct form in titles. Using an informative review box at the top of the page for guidance, learners underline, add quotation marks, and capitalize titles in 20 example sentences. They then write five...
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Symphonic Poetry (SMART Board Lesson)

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Let music and poetry collide in this well-orchestrated language arts lesson plan. After studying program music and C. Debussy's Prelude to an Afternoon Faun, view the attached SMART board lesson plan to read through "Fog" by Carl...
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Punctuating Titles

For Students 8th - 9th
It's so hard to remember how to punctuate titles! Give your class this practice packet to help them remember. On the first page, learners review the rules for punctuating the titles of short stories, monologues, commercials, etc. Then,...
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Punctuating Titles

For Students 7th - 9th
What are the rules for punctuating titles? Review the rules at the top of the first page before having your class complete the practice opportunities posted below. There are two parts: in the first, learners punctuate titles as...
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Symphonic Poetry

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students interpret the themes in Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture, create a 6-line poem based on the themes in the Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture, and define musical terms related to the study of programmatic music in...
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Color Moods

For Teachers 2nd
Can art be a mode of communication? You bet it can! Learners explore how colors are used to convey mood in art. First, the class listens to three very unique musical selections that convey three different moods. Then, they compare and...
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Flowering Philanthropy

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners plant flowers for others. They care for flowers. They summarize experiences through drawing, discussions and writing.

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