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33 reviewed resources for Famous Composers and Musicians

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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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Musician Extraordinaire Based on the DC Quarter Reverse

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students develop an understanding of the role of a musician, composer, and conductor. In this musician lesson, students examine the District of Columbia quarter and see that Duke Ellington is on the reverse side. They define performer,...
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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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Duke Ellington: Great American Musician and Composer

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students delve into the life and music of Duke Ellington as a major American musician and composer. The elements that made the sound of his orchestra unique and the talents of his band members are explored in this lesson.
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Famous Britons 3

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
In this research activity, students match 20 famous Britons with their principal occupations. People include John Lennon, William Caxton, and Geoffrey Chaucer.
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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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Classics for Kids: Josef Haydn

For Students 5th - 8th
In this Josef Haydn worksheet, students read about the composer and his works. Students then respond to a musical instrument question, a word scramble question, and solve a word search.
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Things People Couldn't Do

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this things people couldn't do instructional activity, students read context clues about famous people to determine which words in a word blank complete sentences. Students choose four answers to fill in the blanks.
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A Famous Artist -- A Noted Musician

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are introduced to new vocabulary associated with an artist. Using this information, they use the internet to create a report on the artist along with a visual or audio aid. They present their material to the class and answer...
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Things People Couldn't Do

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this expressing ability worksheet, students read 4 short passages about famous people who had something specific that they couldn't do. Students choose a word from the word bank and fill in the blank to complete the sentence that...
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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky—1812 Overture Projects

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Imagine being commissioned to compose a work for a huge celebration that should be exciting and patriotic. A work that would commemorate a dramatic battle victory. What instruments would you use? What melodies to tell the tale and echo...
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Children's Literature Across the Curriculum Ideas-Duke Ellington

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students read Duke Ellington by Andrea Davis Pinkney. They complete a variety of cross-curricular activities surrounding the life of the 20th century composer. Included are reading, art, math, science, writing, social studies, and...
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The Harlem Renaissance

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Harlem Renaissance brought forth many American art forms including jazz, and the writings of Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes. Using a carefully curated set of documents from the Library of Congress, pupils see the cultural...
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A Pentatonic Scale Activity

For Teachers 4th - 12th
The famous Japanese tune, "Cherry Blooms" was composed using a pentatonic scale. Budding musicians explore the nature and theory behind the pentatonic scale as well as the East Asian music it is commonly used in. Multiple extensions are...
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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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The Nutcracker by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

For Students 4th - 5th
In this classical music appreciation learning exercise, students listen to a recording of The Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky. Students read about the composer and the structure of the piece. Students answer 5 questions and complete a...
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"Viennese Musical Clock" from Hary Janos by Zoltan Kodaly

For Students 5th - 6th
Young musicians follow a colorful map that helps them identify the various themes as they listen to a recording of the rondo "Viennese Musical Clock" from Hary Janos by Zoltan Kodaly. The activity includes information about Kodaly.
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"Musetta's Waltz" from La Boheme

For Students 5th - 6th
In this reading comprehension about Puccini and his famous La Boheme opera instructional activity, students read a brief bio of Puccini and information about the opera, and then solve a word search and match opera terms. Students find 15...
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Wolfgang Mozart

For Students 4th - 6th
In this famous people worksheet, students read a selection about the life of Wolfgang Mozart, then complete a variety of comprehension activities. An answer key is included.
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Classical Music for Kids

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this classical music worksheet, learners explore classical music and classical musicians. Students read two passages and then unscramble instrument names.
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Learners study the life and music of the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. They practice listening for the downbeat of a musical selection. They participate in a physical exercise where they march around in a circle and clap to the...
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Main Idea- Fiction

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders investigate the concept of main idea and supporting details, and how they are used in the genre of fiction. In this literacy lesson, 8th graders listen to a fictional passage and take notes on the characters, setting,...
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"Tritsch Tratsch Polka" by Johann Strauss

For Students 4th - 5th
In this music appreciation worksheet, students listen to "Tritsch Tratsch Polka" by Johann Strauss Jr. Students read about the composer and the history of the piece. Students answer five questions about the music.
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Ray Charles

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Learners read the book Ray Charles by Sharon Bell Mathis. For this biography lesson plan, students read about the life of Ray Charles. Learners answer pre-reading questions about senses, strengths, and weaknesses they have. The lesson...