I’m happy to share with you today some free 20th century music lesson plans! My latest is “20th Century Music Overview in 20 Minutes.” See the download for it below.
As you may remember I have spent the past year teaching a 20th Century Music History/Appreciation class at our Tapestry of Grace homeschool co-op. I taught the 20-minute class twice each Wednesday, once for the elementary kids and once for the middle school and high school students. Each week was a different focus–a different composer or style. I taught for a few minutes and we listened to as much music as possible. Almost everything is available on YouTube! It was really great for the kids to watch the orchestras playing. Another neat thing was to see original videos of the performer (such as Elvis singing “Hound Dog.”) I emailed a lesson detailing the entire lesson to the parents and students each week so they could continue their listening if desired. Some high school students even used the lessons to help them earn a 1/2 credit in 20th Century music history. I encouraged them to add 2 hours of reading, listening, or writing about the topic each week. In my elementary music class I also gave a coloring sheet each week. The middle and high school students were to fill out two notebooking pages which you can download here: the 20th Century Music History Notebooking Page, and the 20th Century Music Listening Printable.
Here is one of the lessons I wrote that you can download: Sousa and Joplin Music Appreciation Lesson. (See a post on it here.)
For the final class, I put together an overview of the top 41 styles, composers, performers, and/or pieces of the 20th Century. It’s all on a YouTube playlist, so you can enjoy this for FREE at your home. Download the PDF file of 20th Century Music Overview in 20 Minutes.
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