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RE: [teacherartexchange] Jeannie needs help with music/art connections lessons


From: Theresa Parker (tlparker77_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Feb 03 2006 - 21:26:00 PST

Maurice Sendak and Tchaikovsky weren't friends because they lived in
different centuries, but Sendak did illustrate Hoffmann's book on the story
of the Nutcracker and also designed brilliant sets and costumes for the
Pacific Northwest Ballet's Christmas production of the Nutcracker (in
Seattle). I'm not sure if this is helpful, but that's what came to mind.

Theresa Parker
Gig Harbor, WA

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>Subject: [teacherartexchange] Jeannie needs help with music/art connections
>Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2006 16:26:07 -0500
>Dear Teacher Art Exchange Members,
>Jeannie's post won't go through - so I am posting it for her.
>She is co-teaching art/general music with the band director.
>From Jeannie:
>The Band Director and I have come up with a brilliant plan on
>coteaching our general art/general music classes. Today was Day 1 and
>it went great, we just talked about general stuff and how to the two
>are related on occasion, etc. etc..
>Now... next week we are going to introduce different time periods each
>day and have the kids listen to examples and show them art examples
>and do little excercises.
>She wants to do a general project (I am not good at quick and easy
>general projects, I like long and intensive). So.... I need your
>ideas. This is for the middle school, 8th graders.
>Does anyone out there know of any composers that were friends with
>artists? I would like to generate a list so that the kids can create
>posters. I would like for these posters to be amazing... the challenge
>is that we are combining the classes and my room "overflow-eth".
>Whatever project needs to have simple clean up and be easy enough
>(yet interesting) for the band Director to follow as well. Please
>I hope someone out there will spark the dead lightbulb in my head.
>Have a super weekend!
>Jeannie in GA
>Jeannie here is one idea from me. Have the students design and make a
>musical instrument. It must make a sound and be pleasing to look at.
>This would tie in science, too. Sound is studied in the 8th grade
>science curriculum around here.
>The instrument could be culturally inspired. Students would be
>responsible for their own materials. Much of it could be a homework
>assignment. This wouldn't be a quick/short lesson - it could stretch
>over several days - it does fit the bill for "general" project.
>Have student brainstorm words that are used in both art and music.
>Make a list - see who came up with the most words. Here is a page I
>started (just to give you an idea):
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