Aaron Copland, The Music of an Uncommon Man Lessons and Activities based on the Works of Aaron Copland By Patrick Bolek, Norma Freeman, Linda Rann Teacher Book and Enhanced CD 64 pages Aaron Copland, The Music of an Uncommon Man serves as a general music resource for young people of all ages.
Aaron Copland, The Music of an Uncommon Man Lessons and Activities based on the Works of Aaron Copland By Patrick Bolek, Norma Freeman, Linda Rann Teacher Book and Enhanced CD 64 pages
Aaron Copland, The Music of an Uncommon Man serves as a general music resource for young people of all ages. Part I contains lessons and activities for some of Aaron Copland s more popular works, including Fanfare for the Common Man, and his ballets Billy the Kid, Appalachian Spring and Rodeo. The material is presented through reading activities, listening maps and singing. Part II presents and in-depth study of Copland s ballet Rodeo, specifically Hoe-Down, based on the Artful Learning transformative learning system developed by Leonard Bernstein. Working in learning centers, students engage in cross-curricular activities that are incorporated into the music lessons such as Language Arts, Reading, History, Fine Arts and more.
Components available include a Teacher Book/Enhanced CD, Student Book 5-Pak (part# 844150) and the Bernstein Century Copland CD (part# 853267) featuring Leonard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic. The Enhanced CD that is included in the Teacher Book contains supporting materials, audio folksong recordings and student handouts for duplication. A Classroom Kit is also available (part# 844149) with 1 Teacher Book/Enhanced CD, 20 Student Books and the Bernstein Century Copland CD.
Teacher Book Contents Part I " The Music of Aaron Copland Fanfare for the Common Man Celebration from Billy the Kid Songs from Billy the Kid Meet Aaron Copland Variations on Simple Gifts from Appalachian Spring Cowboy Dance painting Hoe-Down from Rodeo Songs of the Saddle Meet Leonard Bernstein
Part II " Working Together Artful Learning Unit of Study: Working Together Introduction & Overview Activities Summary Experience: Partners, Partners The Masterwork Inquire: Inquiry Center 1: Take a Bow Inquiry Center 2: Songs of the Saddle (melody, lyrics, chord symbols) Inquiry Center 3: Once Upon a Painting Inquiry Center 4: Westward, Ho!
Create: Original Creation: Opening Night Showcase
Reflect: Reflection Connection " Inquiry Centers & Working Together Final Reflection
Part III " Student Activity Pages (also available on enclosed Enhanced CD)Bibliography
Enhanced CD Track ListingAudio Files (each with vocals and then accompaniment only) Songs from Billy the Kid Medley Simple Gifts Hop Up, My Ladies If He d Be a Buckaroo
PDF Files Brass/Percussion Flashcards Aaron Copland Timeline Hop Up, My Ladies What Do You Hear? If He d Be a Buckaroo What Do Your Hear? Meet Leonard Bernstein Discovery Cards Inquiry Center Procedures/Unit of Study Overview Experience: Partners, Partners Experience: See, Hear, Feel Experience: Telling the Story Experience: The Story of Rodeo Inquiry Center 1: Take a Bow " Student Instructions IC 1: Take a Bow " Meet Aaron Copland, the Composer IC 1: Take a Bow " Meet Agnes de Mille, the Choreographer IC 1: Take a Bow " Behind the Scenes Fun Fact Sheet IC 2: Songs of the Saddle " Student Instructions IC 3: Once Upon a Painting " Student Instructions IC 4: Westward, Ho! " Student Instructions IC 4: Westward, Ho! " Map of the Louisiana Purchase IC 4: Westward, Ho! " Meet the Explorers IC 4: Westward, Ho! " Discovery Cards IC 4: Westward, Ho! " Map of the Lewis and Clark Expedition Opening Night Showcase " Program Reflection Connection, Part I " Inquiry Centers Summary Reflection Connection, Part II " Working Together Summary Final Reflection " Deepening Questions
Bernstein Century Copland CDAppalachian Spring Rodeo, Four Dance Episodes Billy the Kid Fanfare for the Common Man (Version of Symphony No. 3, Fourth Movement)