Class: Grade 10-12                             
Date: March 23, 2021
Topic: Eras                                        
Subject: Choir

Lesson Plan50 Minutes
Content: Introduce: The Baroque Era, composer: Antonio Vivaldi The Four Seasons. The Classical Era, composer Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 5. Readers Theatre, attached. The Romantic Era, composer Franz Schubert Erlkonig. The Modern Era, composer Igor Stravinsky The Right of Spring.
Outcomes and Indicators: Formulate a greater understanding of the role of music in contemporary societies. Explore and discuss the various roles that music plays in students’ personal lives. Explore and discuss the roles that music plays in contemporary Canadian societies. Become discerning consumers and producers of music demonstrate reflective thinking when analyzing and consumers and evaluating musical performances make informed evaluations of musical compositions encountered in repertoire and other listening activities
Assessment: Formative:
Prerequisite Learning: None
Lesson Preparation Equipment/Materials   Advanced Preparation  
Set: (5-8 min)

Development: (45 min)

Closure: (20-25 min)  
Classroom Management Strategies              


Adaptive Dimension:

Reader’s Theatre:        

Ludwig Beethoven (Grandpa)Hello! My name is Ludwig and I am the Kapellmeister at Electoral court in Bonn, Germany. My grandson is Ludwig van Beethoven but I died when he was 3 years old.
Johann BeethovenI have three sons; Ludwig van, Kaspar, and Nikolaus. I am a singer and instrumentalist at the Electoral court and I gave Ludwig his early musical training.
NarratorJohann was a harsh, severe parent and became an alcoholic.
Ludwig van BeethovenI am an organist and violinist. I traveled to Vienna to study with Mozart.
MotherI am Ludwig’s mother but I fell ill requiring my son Ludwig to return home early from Vienna to care for his brothers. I died soon after his return and Ludwig van become financially responsible for his brothers.
Ludwig van BeethovenI finally get to move to Vienna where I studied with Haydn. I get established- I am well known for my ability to improvise.
Prince LichnowskyI am a prince whom pays Ludwig van Beethoven but I quickly realize he has a ferocious temper where he storms off frequently. He moves 33 times in 35 years because he cannot get along with his landlords (& he was apparently a terrible tenant).
NarratorLudwig van Beethoven has many romantic relationships but remains single. He begins to lose his hearing in his mid-twenties and all treatments fail.
Ludwig van BeethovenI am deeply troubled and going through a lot of inner turmoil. In 1802 I write a letter to my dear brother telling him of my struggles. I contemplate suicide.
KasparI am Ludwig van Beethoven’s brother and I die in 1815. My wife and my brother have a long legal custody battle over my son, my brother wins. This is not good for my son and he attempts suicide in 1826, devastating my brother.
Ludwig van BeethovenI am now completely deaf and I spend my final years living in isolation causing me to become withdrawn and antisocial.
NarratorLudwig van Beethoven dies of pneumonia in March 1827, highly respected in Vienna.
Narrator 2Ludwig van Beethoven was a bold innovator, highly original and an influential figure. He was a superb musical architect: he planned and revised.
Narrator 3He used explosive accents, extreme dynamic contrasts and he incorporated new instruments into the orchestra such as the piccolo and trombone.

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