Looking for ways to integrate more listening lessons and music history into your general music class? This "Composer of the Month" set focuses on George Gershwin.
This product includes:
*Listening lesson slideshow for Gershwin's "An American in Paris""
(appropriate for grade 3 and above--this lesson focuses on ti-tika, grace notes, and articulation, such as tenuto and staccato)
*Listening lesson slideshows for Gershwin's "Three Preludes"
(appropriate for grade 1 and above--this lesson focuses on sol, mi, and la, and uses the second prelude of the three)
*"Be a composer like Gershwin" worksheet
(appropriate for grade 1 and above--separate composition worksheets for each of these concepts: ta and ti-ti, quarter rest, tika-tika, half note, ti-tika, tika-ti, syncopa, and tim-ka)
*Movement activity to Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue"
(25 color and black/white printable sheets with clip art of Gershwin with movement directions on each, and PowerPoint with embedded audio), appropriate for grades 1-5.
--can be used with Gershwin piece of your choice
*Slideshow about Gershwin's life
, with student-friendly details
*Gallery Walk Visuals and Worksheet:
Includes visuals that can printed out for gallery walk, gallery walk worksheet, and directions. Students either work individually or in small groups to answer questions around the room. This is a great way to get students thinking critically about Gershwin, his life, and music in general!
: Puzzle includes 7 clues about Gershwin's life. Includes key.
*Composer of the month bulletin board visuals
(includes letters for "Composer of the month," Picture of Gershwin, World map pointing to the U.S., Visuals for Gershwin's most well-known works, Two quotes by Gershwin, and Composer/ Conductor/ Musician Visuals with definitions)
: Has students keeping the beat in different ways to Gershwin's "I Got Rhythm"
*Did You Know Cards
: Includes 8 different interesting facts about Gershwin. These can be used during music lessons and/or read on morning announcements during the month Gershwin is being studied
*Directions for the set
Note: You can view the PDF's like a slideshow by going to "view," then "full screen."
Download the preview for more information and visuals.
These activities can be used for any month you choose, or if you'd prefer, can be spread out over the year. Please note that due to copyright, you will have to provide the recordings for the activities, except for the movement activity (since it includes embedded audio.)
Purchase this at a discount with my Composer of the Month, Bundled Set #2.
Interested in more composer sets? Check out my first "Composer of the Month" bundled set.
Check out these composer of the month sets:
Composer of the Month: Ludwig Van Beethoven
Composer of the Month: J.S. Bach
Composer of the Month: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Composer of the Month: Franz Liszt
Composer of the Month: John Williams
Composer of the Month: Johann Strauss II
Composer of the Month: Modest Mussorgsky
Composer of the Month: Peter Tchaikovsky
Composer of the Month: Scott Joplin
Composer of the Month: Georges Bizet
Composer of the Month: Clara Schumann
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