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Turkish Delights from Berlin Philharmonic Europakonzert: From Istanbul
Grades: 6-8
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In this lesson students will view the GREAT PERFORMANCES program BERLIN PHILHARMONIC EUROPAKONZERT: FROM ISTANBUL. They will then explore the significance of Istanbul in the cultural history of Europe and use the music of Mozart and Berlioz to enhance the telling of traditional Turkish folktales.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES:


1. Students will research and explain the significance of the history, art, music, culture, and architecture of Istanbul.

2. Students will respond to music through drawing.

3. Students will design a folktale production.


Materials:
A copy of GREAT PERFORMANCES' BERLIN PHILHARMONIC EUROPAKONZERT: FROM ISTANBUL
A selection of Mozart and Berlioz recordings
Art supplies
Large sheets of paper


Bookmark the following sites:

http://www.turkishembassy.org/start.html
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/middle_east/istanbul/history.htm
http://www.grovemusic.com


STANDARDS:

The Arts

Music Standards
http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/Standard.asp?SubjectID=11
Understands the relationship between music and history and culture.

Language Arts
http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/Standard.asp?SubjectID=7
Writing: Gathers and uses information for research purposes.
Viewing: Uses viewing skills and strategies to understand and interpret visual media.
Reading: Uses reading skills and strategies to understand and interpret a variety of informational texts.
Listening and Speaking: Uses listening and speaking strategies for different purposes.

Working with Others
http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/Benchmark.asp?SubjectID=22&StandardID=1
Contributes to the overall effort of a group.


 
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