Great Musicians -

Great Musicians

Length:  12 units
Content-type: Text-based
Age/Grade: 1st – 3rd Grades
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How to Use This Course

This course is based on a series of short books originally published in the early 1900s about twelve great musicians. Each book is written in simple, easy-to-understand language that brings the musicians to life for the readers. Each book concludes with simple comprehension questions and an optional story activity.

Course Introduction

Teaching young children about great musicians can seem daunting, but this course makes it fun and enjoyable for the whole family. Each story shares from the musician’s life, dedicating special time to the musician’s childhood, family, and early experiences.

Printable units with simple comprehension questions

  • Lesson One: Ludwig van Beethoven—The Story of a Little Boy Who Was Forced to Practice
  • Lesson Two: Frederic François Chopin—The Story of the Boy Who Made Beautiful Melodies
  • Lesson Three: Edvard Grieg—The Story of the Boy Who Made Music in the Land of the Midnight Sun
  • Lesson Four: Franz Joseph Haydn—The Story of the Choir Boy Who Became a Great Composer
  • Lesson Five: Franz Liszt—The Story of a Boy Who Became a Great Pianist and Teacher
  • Lesson Six: Franz Schubert—The Story of the Boy Who Wrote Beautiful Songs
  • Lesson Seven: George Frederick Handel—The Story of a Little Boy Who Practiced in the Attic
  • Lesson Eight: Johann Sebastian Bach—The Story of the Boy Who Sang in the Streets
  • Lesson Nine: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart—The Story of a Little Boy and His Sister Who Gave Concerts
  • Lesson Ten: Robert Schumann—The Story of the Boy Who Made Pictures in Music
  • Lesson Eleven: Giuseppe Verdi—The Story of the Little Boy Who Loved the Hand Organ
  • Lesson Twelve: Richard Wagner—The Story of the Boy Who Wrote Little Plays

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