Perfect for Year 7-9 Key Stage 3 Music students, and especially cover lessons. There are up to 6 hours of content in this download pack, which focuses on two composers from each of the 6 musical eras of the Western Classical Tradition! The activities build literacy skills in addition to broadening general musical knowledge. Answers for the activities are provided in booklets and are also included on a handy PowerPoint, so that students can mark their own work, allowing you to simply moderate. Full delivery instructions with suggested extension tasks are also included.
There are 18 worksheets in this resource, divided up into 6 sets of 3 – one set for each of the 6 musical eras of the Western Classical Tradition. In each set, there are 2 x 250-word composer biographies with an attached reading and comprehension task, and a 25-statement True or False activity based on the composer biographies for each era. Each set conveniently makes up a complete 1-hour lesson.
While students complete the reading and comprehension activities for each composer, there are YouTube links provided for the music of each respective composer, giving students a context and allowing them to record their observations and opinions for a class discussion at the end of the activity. The links are all checked and are valid as of 30th December 2019. There is also a teacher handout with full instructions as to how to run the Scheme of Work and whole individual lessons within it, including some great ideas for extending the learning. Another great thing about this resource is that it is absolutely perfect for a supply teacher who has no specialist musical knowledge at all.
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