A staple in elementary music classrooms for over 20 years, this mini-movie exposes students to one of the great composers through the eyes of a young boy. Filled with both humor and drama, (and tons of great music!) this production will delight young students of all ages.
If you have the opportunity to expose your students to a wide variety of composers, this game will test their ability to sort the composers into the five different musical time periods. Very challenging!
Putting together a monthly "Composer of the Month" lesson into your curriculum is a great way to expose kids to a variety of great composers, as well as give them something to look forward to every month. This lesson plan provides a teacher-friendly template for starting such a program in your classroom.
For those teachers that would like their students to "dive deep" into learning about a great composer, this lesson plan provides a great template for setting up your own project. With some tweaks, it is adaptable to either small group or individual work.
Affectionately referred to by students as the "Big-Headed Composer Book," (due to the hysterical illustrations) this book contains short biographies (and loads of funny and unusual facts!) about 16 great composers. Very adaptable to any grade level!