Reflection: Student Led Inquiry Stories by the Fireside: More Than Puppy Dogs And Ice Cream - Section 2: Musical Interlude: The Romantic Movement in Poetry and Music

 

Going into this activity, I knew I had both musicians in this class, and students who would be willing to react to the music. I planned on keeping the discussion "open," asking only "How might the songs reflect the Romantic movement?" I was not disappointed, and students really were able to at least begin to explain how they "heard" the elements of Romanticism, particularly imagination, in the pieces. In the case of solos, one student was able to draw connections to the individuality the Romantic movement celebrated. Students took charge of the discussion, sharing their ideas and reactions to the music. 

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Stories by the Fireside: More Than Puppy Dogs And Ice Cream

Unit 7: Literacy: Poetry by the Fireside (Romanticism Part I)
Lesson 3 of 6

Objective: SWBAT determine the themes present in Romantic poetry at the time of the American Renaissance by exploring the poets' choices in crafting the text.

Big Idea: Poetry publication is serious business. We're proposing a book cover that addresses the major ideas of four Fireside poets.

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