A Young Scholar’s Guide to Composers~Review by Ramsey’s at Home

Platforms: Book
Release Date: 2009
Genre(s): Music
Publisher(s): Bright Ideas Press
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A Young Scholar’s Guide to Composers~Review by Ramsey’s at Home

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Review by Ramsey’s at Home

A Young Scholar’s Guide to Composers~Review

Bright Ideas Press has come up with a nicely done curriculum to help you teach composers and classical music in your homeschool.  Written with beautiful style, each section includes composer biographies and review and note-taking sheets.  What really sets this one apart is the appendix full of fun goodies.  To complete the set, Melissa Craig and Maggie Hogan have also included coloring pages, composers Jeopardy, composers Bingo, printable timeline and map activities, and a very nice list of additional resources to round out your study.  The periods of study this curriculum covers are:

  • Ancient Music to Music in the Middle Ages
  • Music in the Renaissance
  • The Baroque Period’
  • The Classical Period
  • The Romantic Period
  • The Contemporary Period

Some of the composers covered include:

  • Vivaldi
  • Handel
  • Mozart
  • Schubert
  • Chopin
  • Liszt
  • Verdi
  • DeBussy
  • Joplin
  • Gershwin

The curriclum provides a nice layout for studying composers in a chronological manner.  I especially like the mapping, and the composer Info-Cards.  The composer Info-Cards come in handy for quick review of composers learned, and the coloring pages are also very nicely done:

Recommended for ages 9-13, or 4th –8th grade.  I think it’s easily adaptable for younger grades, especially with the addition of coloring pages and composer Info-Cards, as long as you have older students working through it as well.

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