Intended for a 5th or 6th grade general music class, this inquiry-based lesson encourages students to approach the life and music of J.S. Bach from a new perspective.
An adaptable PowerPoint complete with a creative movement activity, listening examples (YouTube links) guided notes, quick write, and exit ticket.
A worksheet to keep students engaged and to provide a reference for study.
A teacher guide with ideas on how to best present the lesson with suggestions to extend and modify for time constraints.
This lesson and the accompanying activities are an excellent way to introduce students to Bach and lay the foundation for exploration of other composers and time periods.