NOTE: This lesson plan, essay, and quiz are specifically intended to be used in a string orchestra classroom in which the ensemble is learning Wagner’s March of the Meistersingers arranged by Sandra Dackow.
The product that you are purchasing here consists of a 620-word essay and an 8-question quiz that includes multiple choice and short answer questions. The lesson plan includes a link to a four-minute Biography.com video on Wagner. Students answer some questions based on the essay and some of the questions based on watching the video. Two questions at the end are subjective, asking students to relate what they have learned to their performance practice, as well as to the question of what makes a piece musical.
The quiz is provided here in a PDF format. A link is also provided so teachers can access a copy of the quiz as a Google Form, thus making it possible for students to take the quiz online and for teachers to easily grade it using Flubaroo.