Composer and time period workstations? I've used the time period workstation concept with my middle school students and now I've adapted this concept so even my younger students will find educational value from it. Each time period can be used as a separate workstation or the pdf can be used as whole class instruction (with the clickable links in the PDF file) on a Smartboard. This set includes an opportunity for 6 different stations - one for each of the main periods (Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern), a “Composition” workstation (where students create their own modern “Chance” music using dice that are included) and a “Listening/Movement” station where students create their own 32 or 64 beat dance.
Each time period station contains the following components (1) info about the three featured composers for the time period & what life was like for composers during that time, (2) events (both in the U.S. and worldwide) that were happening during each period, (3) forms of music (with definitions) that were popular during each time, (4) what to specifically listen for to make it easier to aurally recognize music from the time periods, and (5) YouTube links (editable version also included) to featured compositions by the composers.
This bundled set contains the 41 page pdf Workstation unit (and signs) that can be printed onto card stock and laminated for keep, a 44 page Google Slide version of the Workstations, 39 pages (in pdf form) of worksheets and exit slips (across all K-8 grade levels). The worksheets/exit slips deal with a variety of standards and benchmarks such as: matching composers to time periods, asking students feelings when listening, arranging composers/time periods in chronological order, relating how events/issues have influenced music, relating music elements to how it effects moods, students aurally identifying the composer of a musical piece,
relating popular forms of music with each time period, etc. Seven pages of different dice and 8 pages of answer keys for the exit slips are also included. Google Slide links are included as well: 16 pages of editable listening links (by Time Period and Composer) and 3 editable pages for the creative dance station..
Composers featured in this resource for the time periods include:
* Baroque (Bach, Handel, Vivaldi)
* Classical (Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart)
* Romantic (Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Wagner)
* Modern (Copland, Joplin, Stravinsky)
Note to buyers: A digital version (via Google Slides) is included of the Workstations so you can now give this as an assignment via Google Classroom or Edmodo, etc. Editable listening links (via Google Slides) are also included so you can select the songs and movements for each composer that you want your own students to listen to. These "editable" links can even be shared via Google Classroom or you can download them (from Google) as a pdf or PowerPoint to share with your students..
You could even purchase one of my Composer & Time Periods "Go Fish" games (sold separately) or Crazy Composers (similar to Crazy Eights) to use as a possible (and fun) additional station for this unit. (These are NOT INCLUDED in this resource.)
Other Composer & Time Period products available:
Composer – Time Period Bookmarks (clip art version)
Composer – Time Period Bookmarks (portrait version)
Composer – Time Period Bookmarks (BUNDLE)
Composer – Time Period Coloring Pages
Composer – Time Period Folder Game
Composer – Time Period Go Fish Game (Clip Art version)
Composer – Time Period Go Fish Game (Portrait version)
Composer – Time Period Go Fish Game (BUNDLE)
Composer – Time Period (clip art version) Puzzles
Composer & Time Period (portrait) Puzzles
Composer – Time Period (BUNDLE)
Roll or Spin Composer Worksheets (Set 1)
Composer Quilt Worksheets (BUNDLE)