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Classical Connections to US History

Book/CD Pack

By Ellen Wilmeth

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Book/CD Pack. Composed by Ellen Wilmeth. ExpressiveArts. Composers, Classroom Resources, Middle School, Classical Reference, Elementary, History. Softcover with CD. 56 pages. Published by Cherry Lane Music (HL.2500486).

Item Number: HL.2500486

ISBN 1575605481. 8.5x11 inches.

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).

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