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GCSE Notes 2000: Classical Music

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Classical period music is defined by its characteristics and distinctive sound. A set of notes assists upper graders in recalling and analyzing music from the classical period based on musical terminology. An example analysis of Eine...
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Composers Timeline

For Students K - 12th
Take a quick tour through the last 350 years of music composition with an interactive timeline tool. As learners scroll through the years, they see which composers were born and working during the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern...
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Classical Period: Understanding Four-Bar Sequences

For Students 6th - 8th
Her is an interesting topic, as well as a great way to teach it! You'll find two worksheets on this link, one for the teacher, and one for the learner. Worksheet one describes how classical composers used musical repetition to make their...
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Mozart vs. Beethoven - Real Classical Composers

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Elementary schoolers are given an overview of the baroque, classical, romantic, and modern periods of music. They focus on the lives of Beethoven and Mozart; two of the greatest composers of all time. After listening to samples their...
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Composers and Their Countries

For Students K - 12th
How many of the world's greatest composers were born in Austria? Or Germany? Or the United States? An interactive map provides young musicians with information about prominent composers in the last few centuries, as well as the periods...
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A Composer Leads the Way

For Students 4th - 5th
What song is playing? A music activity focuses on composers throughout history, their famous works, and the instruments in each piece. As pupils complete the worksheet they play a short game to review music theory terms.
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The Elements of Music—How do Composers Plan?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
The introduction to Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake and the finale of his Symphony No. 4 provide young musicians with an opportunity to investigate the music elements composers employ to develop the themes they want to create. They compare the...
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Artistic Interpretation of a Classic: The Author's Role

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Reading the original Hans Christian Andersen tale of “The Little Mermaid” and viewing the Great Performances: The Little Mermaid from the San Francisco Ballet video offers class members an opportunity to consider how artistic decisions...
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Back to the Classics

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students closely examine chamber music as it has changed from the Middle Ages to today. They work in small groups to research the composers, instruments and typical presentation in 5 time periods. They write biographies and share their...
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Classical Music Connection-Popular Music - Connecting Pachelbel, Beethoven, and Mussorgsky to Disco and Rap

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Learners examine classical music and the "Art Rock" of 1967. They review classical themes in their original genre and discuss/analyze how pop musicians incorporate theses themes into a variety of pop music genres.
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Modern and Classical Poetry

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
A fabulous presentation of poetry awaits your students. This rich, 14-slide PowerPoint presents many excellent ways for your pupils to compose poems. The presentation encourages them to play with words when composing poems, to analyze...
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ROCKTOPIA—A Classical Revolution Study Guide

For Parents 6th - 12th Standards
Imagine a concert that combines rock and opera. Think Queen and Mozart, or Journey and Beethoven. Think vocalists, a 5-piece rock band, a choir of 40, and an orchestra of 20. Imagine seeing such a show. Don't stop believing!
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Ludwig van Beethoven- Mini Biography

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Imagine being deaf and still being able to compose music. So it was with Ludwig van Beethoven, the subject of this mini biography that outlines the major achievements of this remarkable man's life.
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Johann Sebastian Bach- Mini Biography

For Teachers 8th - 12th
What does Johann Sebastian Bach have to do with Disney's Fantasia? Almost everything. Viewers are provided with a brief overview of Bach's life and works in this short, mini biography of the famous composer.
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"Infernal Dance" From The Firebird, by Igor Stravinsky

For Students 3rd - 5th
This instructional activity about Stravinsky's ballet, The Firebird, provides information about the composer, the ballet, and the "Infernal Dance." It also includes questions about the music, as well as extension activities such as a...
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Creating an Original Opera

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This may be a lot to ask of a high schooler, but then again, who knows? Pupils work in groups to explore, write, and then perform an original opera. They view versions of The Magic Flute and La Traviata, then compose a plot, characters,...
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The Producers

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students design attractive posters to promote the work of Leroy Anderson, an American composer with an unusual style.
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"Spring" From The Four Seasons

For Students 4th - 6th
By utilizing this classical music activity, upper elementary children listen to "Spring" from The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi. They will read a biography of the composer and answer four multiple choice questions. Learners follow a...
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A Teacher's Guide to the Signet Classic Edition of Beowulf

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Beowulf, the Old English epic hero, comes alive again in the activities found in a teacher's guide designed to accompany a reading of the classic poem.
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Compose a Collaborative Play

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Pupils simulate the characters and plot from the classic children's book Charlotte's Web. After reading the book and viewing scenes from the movie, the class creates their own production of this well-loved tale. Tip: Record the play so...
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"The Happy Farmer" From Album for the Young by Robert Schumann

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this classical music worksheet, students listen to "The Happy Farmer" from Album for the Young by Robert Schumann. Students read about the composer and the piece. Students answer 17 questions.
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Classical Music Composers Puzzle

For Students 5th - 12th
For this composers word search puzzle, students identify the names of famous composers of classical music. Examples include Mozart and Bach. A list of 60 names is provided to assist students in their search.
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The Classical Period

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders are introduced to the classical period in music history. After listening to examples, they identify and describe the characteristics of music during this time period and research the main composers. Using the internet,...
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Classical Period Music - 1750-1810

For Students 9th
In this classical music worksheet, students examine a graphic organizer that explains 7 characteristics of the music. They examine characteristics such as melody, timbre, texture, dynamics, and melody. There are no questions associated...

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