Step 2 - History 10 - Great Composers & Music

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Step 2 - History 10 - Great Composers & Music

  • Develops literacy, vocabulary!
  • Introduces & explores the history of world music!
  • Introduces major composers and types of music!
  • Fun, hands-on activities!
  • Develops critical thinking skills!
  • Works well for any-aged student developing literacy!
  • Lesson plans are complete and ready to use!  Start now!

My son and I just completed History III lesson 12, Understanding Life- Biology, Darwin, Theophrastus, Linnaes, and Vavilov. What struck me during the time my son and I read and understood the lesson was, the number of children being educated these days that study subjects, that seem to exist by themselves and that have little relevance to each other. It is no wonder why history, math or science is boring to most children. What my son and I just experienced was a vocabulary, geography, history and science lesson with a lab, all rolled into one! We learned what biology is, but we learned it in terms of the first scientists, and so we now know something about the passion they had for their subjects. Imagine being a scientist and guarding a seed vault from starving people in St Petersberg during a 900 day siege during WWII or as the Russian's call it, the great patriotic war. That is history and science coming alive! My son concluded his lesson by going outdoors, into the world to catalog and record the life he found around the house. He didn't leave anything out. A is getting a REAL education, thanks to your insight and effort to produce the best curriculum available today.  Thanks    R.P/, "Father of A."
The first history course in the final (fourth) semester of Step 2 history, for ages 7-8, and for students of any age who are developing literacy.

20 huge lessons. Seven weeks of intensive study about the history of music.  Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Stravinsky...dozens of composers are investigated, their lives looked at and their works watched and listened to, using around 100 links to freely available performances on the Internet.  A music appreciation course for young students that will open up the world of music from the Baroque to today.

Composers and concepts covered in this course include:

  • Why music is important
  • What music is
  • Early religious music in Europe
  • Monteverde
  • Telemann
  • Baroque Music and art
  • Vivaldi
  • Handel
  • J.S. Bach
  • D. Scarlatti
  • Gluck
  • Haydn and the invention of the symphony
  • Mozart
  • Romanticism in art
  • Mendelssohn
  • Schubert
  • Beethoven
  • Chopin
  • Brahms
  • Johann Stauss II
  • Opera
  • Wagner
  • Verdi
  • Puccini
  • Impressionism in music
  • Debussy
  • Ravel
  • Borodin
  • Moussorgsky
  • Scriabin
  • Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Tchaikovsky
  • Rachmaninoff
  • Modern music
  • Stravinsky
  • Schoenberg
  • Sousa
  • Copland
  • Samuel Barber
  • George Gershwin
  • Musical Theater
  • Irving Berlin
  • Jerome Kern
  • Kurt Weill
  • Cole Porter
  • Richard Rodgers
  • Stephen Sondheim
  • Blues, R & B, Pop
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