Classical Connections to US History
Explore United States history and its connections to Western Music with this all-in-one resource for upper elementary through high school. Along with a helpful historical timeline, each section includes a reproducible student article, activity sheets, games and listening maps for 16 composers spanning five centuries. Full-length National Standards-based lesson plans accompany each section and all musical listening selections are included on the CD. Historical periods and composers include: The New World (Desprez, Palestrina), The Colonial Period (Bach, Vivaldi), Mid-1700s (Scarlatti, Gluck), the American War of Independence (Haydn, Mozart), the War of 1812 (Beethoven, Schubert), the Civil War (Liszt, Brahms), the Industrial Revolution (Ravel, Elgar), the early 20th Century (Holst, Prokofiev).
- Wilmeth, Ellen