Stephanie Skolmoski has created a musical lesson plan about the song The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky. Lesson includes digital links to YouTube videos and free audio files. There are also several musical activities, theater (theatre) activities, dance activities and art activities to go along. Additionally, there is information about the composer, Tchaikovsky.This is the perfect lesson and activity for elementary school children and teachers.
The whole Nutcracker ballet can last about 2 hours, but most of the songs are under 5 minutes. The lesson could take about 30 minutes. Depending on the activity or activities you choose they could take anywhere from 15 minutes to a couple of days.
You can see an example of the lesson plan on Stephanie Skolmoski's blog