Fine Arts Focus: December 2012 - SLO Classical Academy
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Fine Arts Focus: December 2012

{clockwise from top left: Mozart, Lord Byron, Degas, Monet, Cassatt}

The poem for the months of December and January is The Destruction of Sennacherib by Lord George Gordon Byron (click for an additional bio and story behind the poem). You can find the poem on page 27 of Classic Poetry. A powerful dramatic reading of the poem is helpful (listen by clicking here). Note how you can hear the running of horses in the way the battle is happening in the poem.

Here’s a good selection of online and print resources to enrich your study of Mozart and the Impressionist artists this Trimester. Some books are even available in the Lewis Library!

If you’ve wondered what Mozart your student will be listening to during Trimester 2, we’re using this CD, Mozart for Your Mind, across the levels. Read a bio of Mozart here and also enjoy listening to more of his music.

Let's talk: Have you found a fine arts resource you and your students are excited and inspired by? Feel free to share in the comments!

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