CLASSROOM – Classical Music
What can we learn from classical music in the classroom? Classical music transcends time and remains relevant centuries after it was created. It also set the foundation for much of the music we listen to today. Classical music in the classroom offers a variety of learning tools that teach more than music. It can teach history, math, science and so much more. Take a look at this week’s projects to learn more.
HOW TO OBSERVE in the CLASSROOM – Classical Music
Download and print this week’s projects and give your students the opportunity to explore classical music. You can also follow the suggestions below to help your students explore the days in their own way. It might surprise you what they discover! We’re often surprised by our own discoveries!
Celebrate Every Day in the Classroom by:
1. Asking a question Classrooabout the day or observance and finding the answer.
2. Exploring the subject further. Whether you read a book, interview an expert, watch a documentary, or run an experiment, there is always more to learn about the observance.
3. Writing about the day or observance. You can write about what you learned or what the day means to you.
4. Telling someone about the day. You might be sharing information that is helpful to someone. Or, you might brighten someone’s day.
5. Solving a problem. Many observances discuss issues around the world that need fixing. How would you fix it?
6. Being creative. Draw, paint, build, design, bake, create your idea of what the observance means.
Of course, as always, sharing on social media isn’t required; learning is. But if you do, please use #NDCClassroom to share on social media.
THIS WEEK’S PROJECTS
This week, we challenge educators to introduce classical music to their students. We offer a list of compositions for you to try. Discuss how the music made the class feel. Invite the students to explore different composers and discover those they would like to know more about. We also introduce the binder cover coloring page for September. Download and print the page. Color and add your own flair. Then slip it into your binder for the month. Thank you to Andrea Hoskins for the idea!
- Visit classicsforkids.com for lots of lesson plans to help you introduce classical music in your classroom.
- Download and print this list of classical compositions to play in your classroom.
- Celebration Challenge – Week 27 – September 20-24, 2021
- 8.5×11 binder coloring page – September
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