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This is mainly for those working towards a comprehensive art
curriculum--Might get some ideas here to do with the music teacher.
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Below are the recent Music Links and Dance proformance information:
Music - Elementary/Middle School
ARTHUR focuses on themes and events central to children's lives and tries to
encourage a love of reading and writing.
Rhythms from Around the World
Explore rhythm and movement with music from many cultures.
Arthur's Recycled Rhythm Band
Creating percussion instruments helps children learn musical components and
helps to distinguish patterns.
LEARNING ADVENTURES IN CITIZENSHIP
Explore the culture and history of New York, and that of your own community.
Sing The Blues
Students learn about the characteristics of blues music and create their own
MISSISSIPPI RIVER OF SONG
Explore contemporary music along the Mississippi River.
Extension Activities: Episode One
Students explore Native American drumming and dancing; dance a polka; write
parody lyrics; and investigate syncopation and chord structure.
Extension Activities: Episode Two
Clogging, African-American drumming, bluegrass, and Mississippi steamboat
soundings and folksongs are explored in these activities.
Extension Activities: Episode Three
Play simple blues bass lines, invent blues lyrics, compare electric and
acoustic music, and learn about gospel style.
Extension Activities: Episode Four
Students learn more about improvisation, accompaniment, and compare zydeco
and Cajun styles of music.
MOUNTAIN BORN: JEAN RITCHIE
A chronicle of the life of one folk singer and songwriter, the discussion
questions explore the role of music in society and oral traditions.
Professional development resources and theme-based math activities for your
Music: Time and Music
Learn about fractions by reading musical notation.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN FRONTIERS
A series of science specials hosted by Alan Alda.
Science in Paradise: The Pan Man
Model how steel drum bands produce different pitches.
Great Performances "Can't Stop Now"
Wednesday, August 23, 2000 (8:30-9:30 pm)
This special salutes the Netherlands Dance Theater 3, the chamber company
Dutch choreographer Jiri Kylian that celebrates special dancers who once had
illustrious careers in ballet and contemporary dance, but later found
themselves too old for conventional troupes. (CC, Stereo, 1 year)
The music never stops on this companion site that proves that life for a
dancer doesn't have to end at 40. Take a look at the Nederlans Dans Theatre
and its offspring, NDT II and III with interviews with those who know them
well. Plus, view modern dance through modern technology with a video clip
from the program and access resources on the performers and their art.
(Available Wednesday, August 23)
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