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This unit contains 18 presentations that can work as a music history unit/music appreciation unit/composer of the month, each with a page of guided notes for students.
What are "Guided Notes?" Guided Notes are printed sheets that contain all of the information contained in a presentation BUT there are blanks with missing pertinent information that students need to fill in. Guided notes keep students engaged in a lecture based setting, as they have to fill in the blanks as you go along. For a FREE example presentation of the guided note system click HERE!
This unit is PERFECT for middle school general music and high school music appreciation. Each presentation can take around 20-30 minutes, depending on how much of the videos you watch! This also works well with K-5, and I include a "simplified" note page for the younger students. This unit is FLEXIBLE and you can use it however you'd like!
Included are BONUS links to 2-4 YouTube videos in each presentation! Also included: Brief quiz over several composers covered, "Create-An-Assessment" project with guidelines, and a simplified note page (for younger students).
This unit can also be used for NON-MUSIC SUBS! All information is contained within, and no musical knowledge is required to take students through these presentations.
Composers Included: Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Berlioz, Chopin, Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Holst, Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Copland, John Williams, and a "Before Baroque" history lesson.
I recommend using the guided notes for grades 6 and up. The linked presentations are perfect to use with grades K and up.
These work great for Composers of the Month - pick your favorite 9, or do them in order over two school years. Make it work for you!
Still not convinced? Instead of trying the entire unit, check out one of the presentations/guided note FOR FREE! Download the John Williams Presentation/Guided Notes HERE!
Note: YouTube videos can be changed or removed over time. If there are any issues with video playback in the presentations please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get them updated ASAP!
UPDATE: I have included a backup PDF version of each Google Slide Presentation. This was done by request for some who didn't have access to the presentations, didn't have internet, or wanted to use this unit differently than a teacher lecture scenario. The product will now come in a compressed zipped file. For simple steps as to how to unzip this file, check out this WikiHow page.