Comparing Composers: Beethoven and Mozart
Students read brief biographies of Mozart and Beethoven and identify the composer identified in each of 15 statements on the student work sheet.
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Beethoven: Reading Across the Curriculum
Fifth graders study the life and music of Ludwig von Beethoven by reading informational texts. In this music history instructional activity, 5th graders use music notation, geographic maps, listening maps, organizational diagrams, and...
5th Visual & Performing Arts
Mozart vs. Beethoven - Real Classical Composers
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...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
New Review Composers in Music History
What do Johann Sebastian Bach and Miles Davis have in common? Much more than class members might imagine. The comparison of these two famous composers is just one lesson in a unit that investigates many facets of the music industry...
10th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
GCSE Notes 2000: Classical Music
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...
10th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts
Hero or Tyrant: Connecting Beethoven’s Third Symphony to Napoleon, Part One
The second and third movements of the Eroica, Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, provides listeners with an opportunity to connect to French Revolution and to Napoleon Bonaparte. As they listen to the music, individuals draw what their ears...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Romantic and 20th Century Period Music
Upper graders explore the similarities, differences, and depth of pop music from the Romantic era and the 20th century. They listen to selections that exemplify the Baroque, Romantic, and 20th century periods, then create presentations...
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Beethoven Manuscript Sold at Auction
Learners react to a series of statements about Beethoven, then read a news article about the sale of a 179-year-old manuscript by the musical genius. In this current events instructional activity, the teacher introduces the article with...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History