Classical Kids Teaching Edition
Teaching classical music to younger students can be a challenge, but many have found Susan Hammand's Classical Kids series to be a great way to introduce the music and composers to kids. This Teaching Edition is amazing because it packages everything from the series on 14 disks. It includes the 9 CDs (Mr. Bach Comes to Call, Beethoven Lives Upstairs, Hallelujah Handel, Mozart's Magic Fantasy, Mozart's Magnificent Voyage, Tchaikovsky Discovers America, Vivaldi's Ring of Mystery, Daydreams and Lullabies, and Song of the Unicorn), 2 DVDs (Mr. Bach Comes to Call and Beethoven Lives Upstairs), and 3 CD-ROM disks. The CD-ROMs are basically the teacher's resources that can be viewed on-screen or printed out, including Comprehensive Teacher's Notes, scripts for each CD, and slideshow discussion points. Oh yes, I forgot to mention the slideshow DVD, which shows hundreds of pictures of art, architecture, and fashion from the times of the great composers and there's also a music only CD that includes some of the music without the narration. If you're serious about using Classical Kids to teach your students, this bundled edition of the entire series is certainly the way to go. All disks are stored in a hard, durable binder. ~ Rachel
Each audio is a unique combination of music, history and dramatic story-telling, designed to both introduce children to the composers and their music. Each story includes at least one child interacting with the composer, helping the younger set to identify with a character and get a better feel for the historical time period. Trials and triumphs of the great composers are experienced. Stories are based on historical fact. Unlike the Music Masters series, which uses a narrator between musical excerpts to tell you about the composer's life, these tapes use actors and dramatization to bring the story alive. Each composer's music is featured throughout the tape, giving children a taste of their best-loved pieces. All have won Parents' choice awards and other musical awards.
Teacher Notes include additional background information, discussion topics, activity ideas and suggestions for exploring the music.
over 2 years ago