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Mozart

Poster / Worksheets / Assessment (See downloads at bottom of page.) Quick Facts Born in Austria At young age, traveled through Europe with his sister giving concerts Considered to be one of the world’s greatest composers because of his genius, …

Bach

Poster / Worksheets / Assessment (See downloads at bottom of page.) Quick Facts Born in Germany Baroque Period Musical family Played violin, harpsichord, organ & piano Harpsichord – feather quills plucking strings Organ – air goes through pipes Both parents …

Peer Gynt

Handouts (See downloads at bottom of page. Each number has a corresponding button.) In the Hall of the Mountain KingListening Map Morning MoodListening Map 1 2 2 Book & DVD (Click images to link to purchase.) See also composers dynamics …

Bubbles

I use the term: “bubbles” to describe when students use personal space. We pretend to turn on our bubbles around our bodies by snapping above our heads. When I play music or sing, students may move around the room with …

Word Searches

Word Searches (See downloads at bottom of page. Each number has a corresponding button.) Careers in Music 1 Music Terms 2 Music Genres 3 Rhythm 4 Word Searches (Available on other pages. Click each image to access.) Bach Beethoven Handel …

Hallelujah Chorus & Handel

I enjoy teaching the Hallelujah Chorus to 5th graders in December – because they hear it in public places, movies, etc. during the holidays. We look at the Hallelujah Chorus listening map (see below), learn some facts about Handel and SATB choral parts, …

March: Music in our Schools Month

I like to celebrate Music in Our Schools Month in the month of March each year. Sometimes I have had a contest where I have stuck small laminated eighth notes to the walls all over the school. I had a …

Invented (Homemade) Instruments

Lesson ideas Lessons preceding this Unit: Orchestra Review & Ethnomusicology Lesson 1 – Explain the Invented Instrument assignment and show pictures. Lesson 2-3 – Students browse books or the internet for ideas, fill out the Instrument Plan Form, and bring in materials …

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