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To Vienna with Music from From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration
Grades: 9-12
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This lesson plan can be utilized with each year's GREAT PERFORMANCES broadcast of the New Year's Day Concert by the Vienna Philharmonic. In this lesson students will view the program; explore the world of Strauss waltzes, polkas, and marches; create a presentation about the cultural life of Vienna; and design a musical extravaganza.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES:


1. Students will research the history, art, music, and architecture of Vienna and make an oral presentation.

2. Students will respond to music through movement.

3. Students will design a musical production.


Materials:
A tape of the GREAT PERFORMANCES program FROM VIENNA: THE NEW YEAR'S CELEBRATION and recordings of Strauss waltzes, polkas, and marches.


Bookmark the following sites:

http://www.centralhome.com/ballroomcountry/history.htm
http://w3.rz-berlin.mpg.de/cmp/g_march.html
http://www.geocities.com/Vienna/1605/column.htm
http://www.dancetv.com/tutorial/waltz/
http://aeiou.iicm.tugraz.at/aeiou
http://www.austria.info/xxl/_site/us/_area/417410/_subArea/417430/geschichte.html
http://www.austria.info/xxl/_site/en/_area/408019/_ subArea/408044/_subArea2/408192/
_aid/306979/home.html

http://bobjanuary.com/sfamily.htm
http://www.grovemusic.com


STANDARDS:

The Arts

Music standards
http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/standardDetails.asp?subjectID=11&standardID=7
Understands the relationship between music and history and culture.

Language Arts
http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/SubjectTopics.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/standardDetails.asp?subjectID=22&standardID=1
Contributes to the overall effort of a group.


This lesson was originally prepared by Bay Breeze in 2002 and revised in December 2005.



 
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