A Young Scholar’s Guide to Composers
Authors: Melissa E. Craig; Maggie S. Hogan
Publisher: Bright Ideas Press
Reproducible: Yes, permission is granted to photocopy student reviews, note-taking pages, and other activity pages for your own family only. This is not intended to be used for an entire co-op or school.
We were provided an ebook copy of A Young Scholar’s Guide to Composers by Timberdoodle in order to share our thoughts. First let me say that this is NOT a curriculum I personally would choose – however I do believe it is important for our kids to know not only important people from the past, but also to experience things outside of their every day norm – to “socialize” them, if you will. [hee hee…a little homeschool humor there.]
What this 32-week, full year curriculum offers:
- 32 Weekly Lessons
- 26 Bios of Famous Composers
- 6 Eras of Music Explained
- Easy-to-Use Comparative Timeline
- Easy-to-Use Maps
- Composer Info-Cards & Game Directions
- Note-taking Pages
- Answer Keys
- Listening Suggestions
- Intricate Coloring Pages
- Resource Books
We are really enjoying this study, and plan to finish it out through the rest of this school year. Each lesson consists of approximately three pages of information about each composer then approximately two pages (about 10 questions) regarding what they read about the composer. One thing I really appreciate about this study is that it is short, sweet and to the point. I love that it tells how the composers were “real people” not just “famous composers”. Another thing we also REALLY enjoyed was actually listening to some of the music online – before this study I would have said I did NOT like this type of music…now I would say it is very interesting and I appreciate our music today more knowing where it came from. Would we recommend this to others – YES! without hesitation!
Click HERE to view sample pages.
This curriculum sells for $34.95 – for a full year – this is part of why I would recommend this study too…it is affordable!
Disclosure: As a member of Timberdoodle’s Blogger Review Team I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a frank and unbiased review.