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Nutcracker Suite: Active Listening Strategies



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Nutcracker Suite
Active Listening Strategies for the Music Classrooom
By Wesley Ball 
Book and CD 
32 pages
For grades 2-6

Make music listening fun and active with creative visuals and activities for Tchaikovsky's holiday standard The Nutcracker Suite. The activity book and CD features a variety of reproducible listening maps and activities, teaching suggestions and a full-length recorded version of this masterwork. 

Lesson Plans
1. Overture
2. March
3. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
4. Russian Dance
5. Arabian Dance
6. Chinese Dance
7. Dance of the Reed Pipes
8. Waltz of the Flowers
9. Assessment: What Do You Hear?

Reproducible Activity Sheets
1. The Story of the Nutcracker (Synopsis of a tale by E.T.A. Hoffmann)
2. The History of the Celesta
3. The Life of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
4. The History of the Flute
5. The History of Names
6. The History of the Harp
7. The History of the Suite
8. Puzzle
Supplemental Resources
Answer Key 

There are also a student 20-pack (item 828419) and Classroom Kit (item 828420), both available separately.


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