Christina's Christmas Carols
Kind of Activity:
To compare musical settings of Rossetti's "In the Bleak Mid-Winter"
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.5, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.1
Have students listen to the following settings of "In the Bleak Mid-Winter:"
Gustav Holst's "In the Bleak Mid-Winter"
Harold Darke's "In the Bleak Mid-Winter"
James Taylor "In the Bleak Mid-Winter"
Engage in a class-wide discussion of the different settings, using the following questions as a jumping off point:
- How does each artist treat the poem?
- What does each setting evoke? How are...
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