This teacher guide, designed for 4th grade - 8th grade, includes notes for a combination of biographies, audio CDs, and fascinating books. Students and teachers alike will gain an appreciation for classical music and the men and women who created it. Study notes, discussion prompts, hands-on activities, vocabulary words, and website links will help homeschoolers connect the various figures to their music and their place in history.
Through the accompanying literature, learn about the wonderful world of classical music and composition from the Baroque Period to the Modern Period! Tracing the development of orchestral music from Corelli, the father of modern violin playing, up to the time of Igor Stravinsky, students will learn of the lives of the great composers and of their triumphs and failures. Students will study the formation and instruments of the orchestra, the complex job of its conductor, read the most famous ballets, and listen to the greatest musical works in history.
•This unit study contains 75 lessons.
•Complete 2-3 lessons for a one-year unit study.
*Be sure to download the free picture packet that accompanies this study. These are coloring pictures referenced in the Teacher Guide.
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About the Author:
Rebecca Manor, a homeschool graduate, loves story and art and remains in awe of their power to inspire a love of the good, the true, and the beautiful. She brings her studies of literature and theology, the many places she's called home, and a heart for homeschooling parents to the many teacher guides she has written for Beautiful Feet Books and strives to make teaching history, music, science, character, and literature accessible and joy-filled. Rebecca lives with her husband and their two sons in Fort Lauderdale where she is an adjunct professor at Knox Theological Seminary in their Christian and Classical Studies program, of which she is an alumna.
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