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56 reviewed resources for tchaikovsky

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Tchaikovsky's Life and Career

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Discover facts about the man behind classical favorites such as, Pathetique and the 1812 Overture. Here, you'll find biographical information about Tchaikovsky's life, his music, and his career. Both the 1812 Overture and Pathetique are...
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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky—1812 Overture Projects

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Imagine being commissioned to compose a work for a huge celebration that should be exciting and patriotic. A work that would commemorate a dramatic battle victory. What instruments would you use? What melodies to tell the tale and echo...
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The Nutcracker by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

For Students 4th - 5th
For this classical music appreciation worksheet, 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 word...
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The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky

For Teachers K - 5th
Over the course of six lessons, scholars try their hand at composing and dancing after a thorough examination of the famous ballet, The Nutcracker, by Tchaikovsky. Participants watch and discuss the performance of two dances, create and...
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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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Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify what Tchaikovsky's personality was like and what kind of school he attended first. Then they identify and research what was happening in Russian politics during his lifetime. Students also identify who the composer was...
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Classical Musical Appreciation (Grades 5-6 / Lesson 1)

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Learners, using excerpts from Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, identify meaningful themes in music and consider power of aural symbols.
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The 1812 Overture

For Students 7th - 10th
In this 1812 Overture worksheet, students respond 9 short answer questions about the Tchaikovsky's overture and the other hymns or music that commemorate war.
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The Elements of Music—How do Composers Plan?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
The introduction to Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake and the finale of his Symphony No. 4 provide young musicians with an opportunity to investigate the music elements composers employ to develop the themes they want to create. They compare the...
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The Nutcracker

For Teachers 1st
First graders define a ballet as a story told through dance. They listen to melodies and demonstrate beat and accent through body movement. They watch the ballet.
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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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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 plan). Students discuss dreams they have had. They listen to a portion of The...
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Symphony No. 6

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students describe music in terms related to basic elements such as melody, rhythm, harmony, dynamics, timbre, form and style. Then they identify who Tchaikovsky was as well as his famous works. Students also identify the main theme on...
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The Nutcracker

For Teachers K - 12th
The Nutcracker, composed by Peter Tchaikovsky, has become a staple of the Christmas season. A unit plan centered around the famous ballet is packed with a variety of activities that are sure to excite learners of all ages.
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Sounds of the Season

For Teachers 7th - 8th
During Christmas time, use common carols and Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker music as the basis for writing advertisements. Learners can work in teams or individually as they listen to songs via the links provided. A "Christmas Music Comparison...
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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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The Nutcracker Teacher Resource Guide

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Clara becomes Marie, The Mouse King becomes a rat, and the Shadyside section of Pittsburgh becomes the setting for a modern interpretation of Tchaikovsky's famous ballet. Intended as a resource guide for a 2012 performance, the...
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Composers and Their Countries

For Students K - 12th
How many of the world's greatest composers were born in Austria? Or Germany? Or the United States? An interactive map provides young musicians with information about prominent composers in the last few centuries, as well as the periods...
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Composers Timeline

For Students K - 12th
Take a quick tour through the last 350 years of music composition with an interactive timeline tool. As learners scroll through the years, they see which composers were born and working during the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern...
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Nutcracker

For Teachers 6th - 12th
'Tis the holiday season and the Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and the Nutcracker Prince come alive with a teaching and study guide for Tchaikovsky's famous ballet. Background information, activities, games and puzzles are all included in...
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Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Dance of the Floreadores, Waltz of the Flowers in the Meter of Duke

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students contrast the meter and style of two different versions of the musical piece, "Waltz of the Flowers." Duke Ellington's meter in the "Dance of the Floreadores" is compared to Tchaikovsky's version in the "Nutcracker."
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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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The Dancing Flute

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students use a cardboard tubes as props as they create their own dance steps to express the emotions invoked in a portion of The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky.
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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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