For use while teaching a unit on composers.
Make a list of composers for your students to choose from.
Let your students choose their own composer.
Let your students choose their own composer but narrow down by era.
After your student has chosen an composer, they first create a fact page. Students draw a picture of the composer and give three facts about that composer. This can be something that you hang up on your tack strips, or make a bulletin board in your classroom.
Next, your students should pair up into groups of two and interview each other. The students can answer the questions in the perspective of the composer or answer as a student. If you have time, let the students be more creative and come up with their own interview questions. They could break up into small groups and do it as a game show, or one student could play the part of a talk show host and do a video interview.
I have included some questions. Feel free to use these or make your own.
I have also included instructions on how to create an audio podcast using the free program Audacity. If you are using mobile devices, most of them have an audio recording app loaded. Students can share the recordings with you through e-mail or a dropbox.
I have also included an composer scavenger hunt. Students can use internet searching skills to find the answers to these questions.
Also includes a double puzzle (unscramble and place letters in numbered boxes) using vocabulary terms relating to Johannes Brahms.