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Sheet music and fibonacci spiral Amazing Fibonacci

Amazing Fibonacci

Using the Fibonacci sequence of numbers, your students study math concepts of pattern, recursion, Pi and the Golden Ratio, developing their ability to analyze the structure of music.

Brass Brass Instruments and Pitch

Brass Instruments and Pitch

This lesson introduces students to the instruments of the brass family

Chinese performers Chinese Instruments

Chinese Instruments

Explore the similarities and differences between traditional western instruments and Chinese instruments while creating a Chinese instrument.

U.S. Army band on steps Civil War Music

Civil War Music

Learn how music was used in the Civil War

Pancho Villa Corridos About the Mexican Revolution

Corridos About the Mexican Revolution

In this lesson, students will be introduced to causes of the Mexican Revolution and key revolutionary figures

frog prince Finding Your Own Frog Prince

Finding Your Own Frog Prince

Students will use a traditional tale, “The Frog Prince,” and Jon Scieszka’s variation of it, The Frog Prince Continued, to create improvised scenes and then a book for a mini-musical.

sheet music First Rhythmic Composition

First Rhythmic Composition

This lesson introduces students to rhythm concepts, including the names and symbols associated with music notation

Mexican Corrido Form and Theme in the Traditional Mexican Corrido

Form and Theme in the Traditional Mexican Corrido

Students will learn about the traditional Mexican musical form of corridos, which dates back to the 1800s and continues to be very popular

The Drinking Gourd Constellation Harriet Tubman: Secret Messages Shared through Song

Harriet Tubman: Secret Messages Shared through Song

In this lesson, students are introduced to the African-American spiritual and its use of a secret language to share information within the slave community.

moon and raven Haunting Music

Haunting Music

Learn about orchestral “program music” inspired by the spooky and bizarre

Writing lyrics Learning From Lyrics

Learning From Lyrics

Students research contemporary songs (alternative, country, metal, pop, rap, and rock music) to study current social issues.

Native American Weaving Life of a Navajo Weaver

Life of a Navajo Weaver

Students experiment with interpretative dance as they recreate the weaving process to Native American music

Dancers in silhouette Lift Every Voice and Sing

Lift Every Voice and Sing

Explore and analyze Lift Every Voice and Sing, a poem by James Weldon Johnson.

Sheet Music Melodies and Math

Melodies and Math

After reviewing basic music theory, students compose their own music for the touch-tone phone

Drawing of a Monster Monsters

Monsters

This lesson is intended to have students investigate the idea of "monsters" in society

Painting of Nureyev by Jamie Wyeth Nureyev: After Petipa

Nureyev: After Petipa

Nureyev’s early life and work were affected by changing social, political, and cultural forces in Russia. His artistic genius was influenced by the work of Marius Petipa.

Painting of Nureyev by Jamie Wyeth Nureyev: Bringer of Light

Nureyev: Bringer of Light

This lesson focuses on the alignment of Nureyev’s artistic endeavors and achievements in the dance world of the West.

Painting of Nureyev by Jamie Wyeth Nureyev: The Unconquerable Will

Nureyev: The Unconquerable Will

This lesson provides an overview of how creative expression developed in the West, particularly in the development of dance.

The American Flag Oh, Say Can You See…

Oh, Say Can You See…

Students will learn about the history behind the writing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

pumpkin One Story, Many Tales

One Story, Many Tales

Through the study of various literary and fine arts versions of Cinderella, ESL students will practice their reading, writing, oral, and technology skills

Percussion Percussion Instruments and Pitch

Percussion Instruments and Pitch

This lesson introduces students to the instruments of the percussion family

Rhythm and Art: Elements of Art

Rhythm and Art: Elements of Art

Learn about the three elements of art (line, shape, and color) through a study of Torres-García's symbolism, Picasso's emotional use of color and Abstract Expressionism

Gesture Drawings Rhythm and Art: Gesture Drawing

Rhythm and Art: Gesture Drawing

In this lesson, students will explore connections between music and visual art

Broom Bristles Searching For Cinderella

Searching For Cinderella

There are more than 300 versions and variations of the tale known as "Cinderella"

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