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Art, Language Arts, Music  


3, 4, 5  

Title – Emotions: Exploring Feelings
By – Becky Ansley
Subject – Music, Art, Language Arts
Grade Level – 3rd-5th
Topic: Emotions: Exploring feelings through music and art          
Anticipatory Set:
Materials & Resources: My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss, poster w/colors

1. Read My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss. Use as a tool for discussion of different emotions. Question how they were portrayed in book. Present poster with colors and ask children to name an emotion for each color. Fill in poster with emotion children decide on.

Goals & Objectives:
          1. The students will demonstrate through art an understanding of emotions as heard in music.
          2. The students will discuss the differences found between major and minor keys in terms of emotions.

Input & Modeling:

Materials & Resources: art supplies per group: colored pencils, crayons, markers, colored chalk, and multi-colored paper, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17 in G, K453 III (7:48), Mahler’s Symphony No 11. III, Funereal March (10:56), Robert Schumann’s Perfect Happiness (:45), Chopin’s Prelude in E Minor Op. 28 (2:01)

2. Explain how emotions can also be found in music. Listen to short examples (Robert Schumann’s Perfect Happiness, & Chopin’s Prelude in E Minor Op. 28). Have students call out emotions and colors as felt. Discuss, relating emotions to colors.

3. Listen to Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17 in G (major key). Children draw pictures using any available supplies. Teacher also participates, while observing and monitoring the class.

Guided Practice:
4. At the end of the music, break students into small groups of 2-3. In these groups, they must explain how they felt, and why they used the colors they did. Teacher goes first as an example for all.

Independent Practice:
5. Repeat step 3 for Mahler’s Symphony No 11. III, Funereal March.

6. Whole group discussion of what was different in the two pieces of music.

Student picks favorite of the two pictures done and explains it to the class in terms of emotions and colors.

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