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.;Contents:Lesson Plans1. Overture2. March3. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy4. Russian Dance5. Arabian Dance6. Chinese Dance7. Dance of the Reed Pipes8. Waltz of the Flowers9. Assessment: What Do You Hear?Reproducible Activity Sheets1. The Story of the Nutcracker (Synopsis of a tale by E.T.A. Hoffmann)2. The History of the Celesta3. The Life of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky4. The History of the Flute5. The History of Names6. The History of the Harp7. The History of the Suite8. PuzzleSupplemental ResourcesAnswer Key;There;are also a student 20-pack (item 828419) and Classroom Kit (item 828420), both available separately.