Musical Timeline Display

This musical timeline forms the basis of my ks3 curriculum - each topic represents one lesson. The timeline runs from 1025 to the present day, with a focus on the 20th and 21st centuries but examples of Baroque, Classical and Romantic works too. It begins with stave notation being invented because all of my students learn to read stave and ends with students being encouraged to be the next step on the timeline. The whole concept is based on the concept of ‘big picture learning’ as encouraged in the TEEP cycle. Topics are identified in blue while the songs/works are identified in pink. Some of the topics may seem a little obscure (SATB for example) but it must be considered that the timeline forms the basis of my lessons and I wanted to explore voice types.

Editing of the display is encouraged, but please give credit where credit is due.

Each posters includes a QR code that links directly to the musical item on YouTube.

The cover image shows the display printed and laminated at A4 size. A3 would need a lot of space as there are 36 posters. The arrows wouldn’t be needed if the timeline could be displayed in full (say on a corridor) but they do make following the line easier and they are included.

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Created: Sep 2, 2018

Updated: May 9, 2019

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