Dvorak Project
Prelude
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Postlude
Review
Chapter Topic
Harry Burleigh/ Spirituals
Dvorak in
NYC
Dvorak meets Burleigh
Dvorak
& Native
Americans
Influence on Afric. Amer. in Classical Music
Spillville, Iowa
New World Symphony
Controversy
Over NWS
Postlude
Review
Song(s)/Documents
Go Down Moses
New World
Symphony
(NWS)
Deep River
Native/Pow
Wow/Drum
Music
(NWS)
Swing Low
Sweet
Chariot
(NWS)
American String quartet
New World Symphony
New World Symphony
Various Harry Burleigh songs
N/A
Song Activity
Soundtracks of our Lives-Story Behind the song
What Do I Hear?
Song comparison
Story Behind the Song (discussed in book)
What Do I Hear?
Song comparison
What Do I Hear?
Song comparison
Story Behind the Song
Story Behind the Song
Story Behind the song
What Do I Hear? &
Story Behind
Clips from all songs from book
Research Topic/Strategy
History and importance of the Spiritual in the US
Spirituals,
influence on Dvorak
Read for information;
Note-taking from Chap
Two
Native music influence on Dvorak
Influence of Spirituals on NWS 1st & 2nd Movements
Influence of Native music
New World Symphony
Opinion versus Fact
Harry
Burleigh
Career
Biblio-
graphy
Cite
sources
Objective(s)
Understand who Burleigh was & his impact on the spiritual
Understand Dvorak’s idea behind NWS
Understand
How Burleigh meeting Dvorak was important
Deepen understanding
Dvorak’s idea behind
NWS
Deepen understanding
Dvorak’s idea of “true” American music
Deepen under-
Standing
Of Native music
Deepen under-standing of symphonic music
Deepen under-standing of reviews and criticism
Deepen under-standing of Burleigh
Create MLA
Style
Works
Cited
page
Essential Question(s)
How were spirituals important to African Americans?
What is “true” American music based on according to Dvorak?
How could Burleigh and Dvorak help each other?
What is “true” American music based on according to Dvorak?
Why did Dvorak stress importance of Spirituals and Native music?
How does cultural background influence creative art?
What makes a symphony?
How did the cultural landscape of NYC and Boston affect reviews?
How did Dvorak and
Burleigh influence
each
other?
Why is
Citing
sources
import?
Product
Complete research graphic organizer
Research Native and Spiritual melodies
Research
Dvorak, National Conservatory
Research Buffalo Bill/WNY Native Americans
Research journalism at the time based on his ideas
Research on Dvorak’s cultural background
Research on symphonic music
Research on classical music world at Dvorak’s time.
Research
on Burleigh
works
Works
Cited
page
Click here for the schedule of
lessons and activities for the first five weeks
of the project.