This week's music is by Ludwig van Beethoven, a composer of the late classical, early romantic period. You can find out lots of information about him here. Note the similarity between the Beethoven music and Haydn's music. You may want to go back to that SQUILT lesson and listen to the Surprise Symphony again to compare the two.
There are SO MANY interesting thing to learn about Beethoven. I highly recommend a video entitled "Beethoven Lives Upstairs" for the elementary and even middle school aged child. I have seen it at our local library, and Netflix also has it available for rental.
Other Beethoven resources:
- Beethoven coloring sheet
- Homeschool lesson plans about Beethoven through Making Music Fun
- More Beethoven internet resources via Surfnet
I could literally go on for days about Beethoven, so you can do as much or as little as you want. Have fun with this lesson, and let me know if you found it helpful!
Here's a little funny for your kids: Why did Beethoven kill all of his chickens? They kept saying "Bach, Bach, Bach". ha ha ha