"I am not musically inclined at all, however, this study provided an easy way for even me to engage in a classical music study with my children. The CDs, the living books and the extremely easy guide work together to provide a rich study in a doable format that didn't overwhelm our school day and was an excellent addition to our Friday arts focus. The Jumbo pack is worth the investment and we have spread the course over 2 years to match our history studies."
Take a musical journey from the Baroque Period of composition to the Modern Period with our History of Classical Music: A Literature Approach for Intermediate Grades. Beginning with Corelli, the father of modern violin playing, and tracing the development of music composition up to the time of Igor Stravinsky, students will learn of the lives of great composers, the formation of the orchestra, as well as a study of each type of musical instrument. Using the highly acclaimed Music Masters 18 CD collection, students will gain a familiarity with the great works of classical music and their composers. The history of the orchestra is also covered along with each instrument! The great ballets, like Swan Lake, the Nutcracker, and The Firebird are also introduced. A combination of music and biography makes this study enjoyable as well as educational. Designed for 4th-8th grade students the Study Guide contains 75 lesson and we suggest that 2-3 lessons be completed each week for a one year study.
For a detailed review, check out Jimmie's review at Curriculum Choice. You can also read about how Feisty Mama from Farmhouse Schoolhouse uses it!
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Composers covered in this program include: Corelli, Vivaldi, Paganini, Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Schumann, Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Verdi, Brahms, Dvorak, Strauss, Mahler, Foster, Sousa, Debussy, Stravinsky and more!
We strive to make teaching history easy and inspiring. Our guides are open and go, all you need are the books and a notebook for your student! And everything is available in a discounted pack that ships for free!