Thank you for your interest in the Greatest Works Tour! Over the course of 30 weeks, students will explore:
- The Families of the Orchestra
- Music and Art Periods ranging from the Renaissance to Modern
- 30 Composers and Artists
- Fast Facts: a short biography including a map of their country of origin
- 4 Greatest Works: Links are provided to listen to a pieces or view artwork. Each greatest work includes a picture, Fast Facts, Key Word, and “What Do You Think?” discussion questions
- Meet the Instrument: for each composer, a closer look at an instrument in the orchestra
- Try This!: an interactive activity related to the week’s lesson
- Handwriting & Cursive Practice: copy work related to the artist or composer
Want to know what composers and artists we’re covering? Download the list of composers and artists for Year 1 and 2 (Year 3 to be released Spring 2020): Greatest Works Tour | Year 1&2 Composer and Artist List
With the easy to use digital links and printable resources it truly offered me everything I could need in a convenient open and go teaching method.
- How to use Greatest Works Tour, including sample 3-, 4-, and 5-day lesson plans
- Overviews of each time period
- Recommended book lists for each time period
- Links to composer/artist picture and bio
- At This Time in History facts for historical context
- Links to greatest works images, videos
- Information on key words, discussion questions, and Try This! activities
- Links to Meet The Instrument videos
- Artist/Composer picture, Fast Facts, and map of country of origin
- Four Greatest Works with a picture, Fast Facts, Key Word, and What Do You Think? discussion questions
- Meet the Instrument spotlights with each composer
- Try This! interactive activity about the week’s lesson
- Handwriting Practice about the week’s lesson
- Cursive Practice about the week’s lesson
Activity Guide (optional):
- All the same information in the Student Guide, PLUS — for more hands-on learning, all pictures & maps are in a separate section for students to cut and glue on the pages.
That’s over 400 pages of content for about $1 per week! That’s it – no other books or supplies to purchase.
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