The Medieval Period in Music is a quick guide to music samples, videos, fun facts, and major composers of the medieval period. This interactive slideshow allows you to introduce middle school or junior high students to music in the medieval period while keeping them engaged with relevant content and creative supplemental activities.
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The interactive slideshow features:
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an internet connection is required to view each video.
-cartoon timeline history of the middle ages
-demonstration of medieval instruments
-history of musical notation in the West
-development of Solfege
-Medieval Dance Tune
-Machaut: Kyrie Eleison
-Pérotin: Salvatoris Hodie
-Bingen: O Frondens Virga
-each composer page features their birth and death year, several biographical facts, and a map to show where they lived.
-Guido de Arezzo
-Hildegard von Bingen
-Philippe de Vitry
-Guillame de Machaut
SUPPLEMENTAL ACTIVITIES (worksheet guides with instructions)
-students travel back in time to write a journal entry on what they see, hear, and experience in the medieval period
-students write historical fiction using a medieval composer as a prominent character
-students compare and contrast today’s music with music from the medieval period
-students compare and contrast musical periods
-students name facts they know about each composer featured in the slideshow
Instructions for playing the slideshow are included
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