1. The teacher begins with a brief introduction, establishing terms and backgrounds relevant to 19th century European nationalism with the class.
2. The teacher then delves into each of the four countries and the music of their respective composers through interactive presentation and discussion, as students are asked for their opinions on critical questions.
3. The teacher uses slides, photography, and video examples to illustrate concepts and support discussion.
4. The teacher also performs live piano pieces to enhance presentation and discussion.
- Use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of major ideas, eras, themes, developments, and turning points in world history and examine the broad sweep of history from a variety of perspectives.
- Understand Music in relation to History and Culture
- Explore major movements in music, and the ways in which they expressed or shaped social and cultural values of industrial society.
- Listen to, analyze, and describe music performances
National World History Content Standards
Era 7:An Age of Revolutions, 1750-1914
Standard 4: Patterns of nationalism, state-building, and social reform in Europe and the Americas, 1830-1914.
Students will: evaluate major movements in literature, music, and the visual arts and ways in which they expressed or shaped social and cultural values in industrial society.
Era 8: A Half-Century of Crisis and Achievement, 1900-1945
Standard 1: Reform, revolution, and social change in the world economy of the early century
Students will: explain leading ideas of liberalism, social reformism, conservatism, and socialism as competing ideologies in the early 20th-century world.
Core Standard: Performing, Presenting, Producing
Anchor Standard #4. Analyze, interpret, and select artistic work for presentation.
(MU:Pr4.2.C.Ia-IIIa) Analyze how the elements of music (including form) of selected works relate to style and mood, and explain the implications for rehearsal or performance.
Core Standard: Responding
Anchor Standard #7. Perceive and analyze artistic work.
(MU:Re7.2.C.Ia-IIIa) Analyze aurally the elements of music (including form) of musical works, relating them to style, mood, and context, and describe how the analysis provides models for personal growth as composer, performer, and/or listener.
Anchor Standard #8. Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
(MU:Re8.1.C.Ia) Develop and explain interpretations of varied works, demonstrating an understanding of the composers’ intent by citing technical and expressive aspects as well as the style/genre of each work.
(MU:Re8.1.C.IIa) Develop and support interpretations of varied works, demonstrating an understanding of the composers’ intent by citing the use of elements of music (including form), compositional techniques, and the style/genre and context of each work.
(MU:Re8.1.C.IIIa) Develop, justify and defend interpretations of varied works, demonstrating an understanding of the composers’ intent by citing the use of elements of music (including form), compositional techniques, and the style/genre and context of each work.
Anchor Standard #9. Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.
MU:Re9.1.C.Ia Describe the effectiveness of the technical and expressive aspects of selected music and performances, demonstrating understanding of fundamentals of music theory.
(MU:Re9.1.C.IIa) Explain the effectiveness of the technical and expressive aspects of selected music and performances, demonstrating understanding of music theory as well as compositional techniques and procedures.
(MU:Re9.1.C.IIIa) Evaluate the effectiveness of the technical and expressive aspects of selected music and performances, demonstrating understanding of theoretical concepts and complex compositional techniques and procedures.
Core Standard: Connecting
Anchor Standard #10. Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
(MU:Cn10.0.C.Ia-IIIa) Demonstrate how interests, knowledge, and skills relate to personal choices and intent when creating, performing, and responding to music
Anchor Standard #11. Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding.
(MU:Cn11.0.C.Ia-IIIa) Demonstrate understanding of relationships between music and the other arts, other disciplines, varied contexts, and daily life.
New York State Learning Standards for Social Studies
Standard 2: World History
Students will: use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of major ideas, eras, themes, developments, and turning points in world history and examine the broad sweep of history from a variety of perspectives.
Standard 3: Geography
Students will: use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of the geography of the interdependent world in which we live - local, national, and global - including the distribution of people, places, and environments over the Earth's surface.
New York State Learning Standards for the Arts
Standard 1: Creating, Performing, and Participating in the Arts
Students will actively engage in the processes that constitute creation and performance in the arts (dance, music, theater, and visual arts) and participate in various roles in the arts.
Standard 2: Knowing and Using Arts Materials and Resources
Students will be knowledgeable about and make use of the materials and resources available for participation in the arts in various roles.
Standard 3: Responding to and Analyzing Works of Art
Students will respond critically to a variety of works in the arts, connecting the individual work to other works and to other aspects of human endeavor and thought.
Standard 4: Understanding the Cultural Contributions of the Arts
Students will develop an understanding of the personal and cultural forces that shape artistic communication and how the arts in turn shape the diverse cultures of past and present society.