Looking for ways to integrate more listening lessons and music history into your general music class? This colorful "Composer of the Month" set focuses on Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and is the eighth in the series!
This product includes:
*Directions to "Follow Me" Activity to "The Nutcracker Overture"
(appropriate for grades K-1--a similar file is in my Visuals and Activities for the Nutcracker
*Listening lesson slideshow for Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture"
(appropriate for grade 4 and above--this lesson focuses on eighth rest)
*Listening lesson for Tchaikovsky's "Symphony No. 4"
(appropriate for grades 4 and above--focuses on tam-ti or dotted quarter/ eighth, and uses the song "Little Birch Tree," which is included)
*"Be a composer like Tchaikovsky" 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 Tchaikovsky's "Chinese Dance"
(50 printable sheets with clip art of Tchaikovsky with movement directions on each--25 in color and 25 in black and white, and PDF with embedded music), appropriate for grades 1-5.
*SQUILT (Super Quiet UnInterrupted Listening Time) worksheet
--can be used with Tchaikovsky piece of your choice
*Slideshow about Tchaikovsky's life,
with student-friendly details
*Composer of the month bulletin board visuals
(includes letters for "Composer of the month," Picture of Tchaikovsky, World map pointing to Russia, Visuals for Tchaikovsky's most well-known works, and Composer/ Conductor/ Musician Visuals with definitions)
*Did You Know Cards:
Includes 8 different interesting facts about Tchaikovsky. These can be used during music lessons and/or read on morning announcements during the month Tchaikovsky is being studied
*Directions for the set
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, a MIDI arrangement of "Chinese Dance" is included, as that recording is royalty-free, but you will have to either access the YouTube links to recordings provided in the listening lesson slideshows, or provide the recordings for the other activities.
You can also purchase this as part of my "Composer of the Month" growing bundle.
Looking for more Tchaikovsky materials? Check out these:
Visuals and Activities for the Nutcracker
More Visuals and Activities for the Nutcracker
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
Composer of the Month: Igor Stravinsky
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