This is a plan for making music in a classroom using all available instruments in 1 or 2 lessons. Mainly for elementary education. There are suggestions for introducing the music (Vivaldi’s Summer mvt 2). There are preparatory games and activities. Different options of making our own music are given from which the teacher may choose what suits him/her best.
12 original listening maps that make “The Four Seasons” easy to understand. Antonio Vivaldi wanted to describe pictures of nature and people during the seasons. The material offered and the suggestions for teaching were designed for 3rd-6th grade but may be used for younger or older children and adults as well. A historical introduction about Vivaldi and his era, explanations on how to follow the maps and suggestions for creative teaching in music, the arts and movement are also included (pages 5-18). The Listening maps and the teaching suggestions can be used by: music teachers working in general schools, in music schools or in private studios. every teacher who would like to plan writing, moving or painting activities with his/her students inspired by the Four Seasons. parents who would like to listen to this piece of music with their children. For Spring 1, Summer 1, Autumn 3, Winter 1 I created: A coloured map with pictures drawn by an artist. The same map in black & white processed so that it can be reproduced in a more user-friendly manner than it would be if you simply selected the b&w option of printer for the coloured map. A map without the pictures. Children are asked to draw them as they wish. (Spring 1, Summer 1 & Winter 1.) A puzzle with the pictures in random order. Children can be asked to cut them out and put them in the right order while listening to the music. For Autumn 1 and Winter 3 I created: A coloured map with pictures drawn by an artist. The same map in black & white so that it can be reproduced and shared in class. For Spring 2, 3, Summer 2, 3, Autumn 2, Winter 2 I created: A black & white map where the main idea is written on the top of the paper and children are asked to draw a picture following the composer’s idea. In most of them I also included the structure of the piece. For Summer 3 I created a graphic map of the piece. The original pictures are hand-painted by the artist Petros Gkosiopoulos with great details and the most vivd colours.
An e-book with a collection of pictures, videos and information about Vivaldi, Venice and Baroque era. It also includes activities suitable for online lessons.
12 online puzzles with all the pictures Vivaldi described in his famous concertos named “The Four Seasons”. The pictures were hand-painted by the artist Petros Gkosiopoulos. The puzzles may be used as a game during an online lesson or as a leisure activity at home. They have pictures for every movement of Vivaldi’s concertos and may be used complementary to any lesson about the Four Seasons and Vivaldi. Children may enjoy the vivid colours in the paintings (bright yellow for summer, green for spring, red for autumn, white and blue for winter) while remembering of Vivaldi’s intentions. Each puzzle consists of 40 pieces for children 7-11 years old. You can change the number of tiles from 24 to 300 if you click “Play as” on the right top of the picture. This way you choose the level of difficulty depending on who plays it. The paintings in the puzzles are some of the paintings included in the listening maps of my book (available at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/listening-maps-and-teaching-suggestions-for-antonio-vivaldi-s-the-four-seasons-11872065). In the book they are presented in a different way, suitable for the understanding of the musical structure.
Simple ideas to create a story about Vivaldi’s Spring 1 while using a Listening Map which can help in making music for this story. For general teachers and music teachers in elementary schools.
Simple ideas to introduce Spring 1 in the classroom. Addressed to any teacher who wants to add movement in her/his lesson. Includes diagrams showing the spots each group of children may take.
An e-book with a collection of pictures, videos and information about Vivaldi, his life and major works and Summer, Autumn & Winter from “The Four Seasons”. It includes information, images, games and activities suitable for online lessons.