Themes to Remember 1 Teacher's Manual
If you are looking for a more constructed way to extend the program with lesson plans already done, teacher guides are also available to make this a complete music appreciation course. These guides include lesson plans broken down by themes and composers, and give the teacher the exact page numbers the lesson correlates with in the student book. The activities within the lessons vary in difficulty and teachers can choose what is suitable for their children. Each lesson begins with a list of music concepts that will be taught during the lesson. Next is a list of the National Standards concepts for Music Education addressed in the specific lesson. Following this are instructions on which track/tracks to play and instructions for teaching music concepts in detail. There are also creative ideas for integrating other subjects into the music lesson. Also included in the back are reproducible music themes for classroom use only.
These guides emphasize the importance of introducing children to, and generating enthusiasm for, classical music by first building a theme recognition foundation. The guides then give proposals for using each of the 40 classical music themes in each volume to introduce the relevant music concepts and the appropriate National Music Teaching Standards. This curriculum material is adaptable to any age group.
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Themes to Remember Volumes 1 and 2 and Classical Karaoke for Kids all cover famous composers through the Baroque Period, the Classical Period, the Romantic Period, and the Modern Period. Thats from 1600 to the present, just in case youre fuzzy on your music periods! A helpful timeline of composers is included in all three books, and all of the books are also divided by period, with a short description of that musical period at the beginning of each chapter. Several prominent composers are presented for each period, with one or more of their famous works included. For each composer, a one-page biography is featured, along with a realistic portrait of the composer. Any tricky music vocabulary is printed in bold and defined below. Other relevant information for that musical period may also be included here.
Now its on to the fun stuff! Several of each composers famous works are studied after the composers biography, and these are presented in a very interesting way. The