Ready for a new composer of the month? This George Frideric Handel | Composer of the Month Lesson and Bulletin Board Pack is just the thing to jump-start your elementary music classroom composer unit.
4 - 8.5x11 Bulletin Board Posters
1 - 11x14.5 George Frideric Handel Portrait Poster
Hey Kids, Meet George Frideric Handel | Biography
The Story of Handel's Messiah
George Frideric Handel | Composer Word Search
Meet the Composer Job Application
Hallelujah Chorus Listening Map
Hallelujah Chorus Recorder Play-Along (Sheet Music and String Orchestra Recordings - Performance and Practice Tempo Mp3's)
The bulletin board posters are purposefully sparse to help students focus on the main points and give them the best chance of remembering them. Included is a composer of the month poster, two portraits of the composer (small-8.5x11 and large-11x14.5), fun facts poster, and top hits poster.
Best quality, borderless printing is recommended for the posters if your printer has that capability.
The composer word search is designed to build reading skills, so it does not include the search words. Students must search for keywords in the Hey Kids, Meet George Frideric Handel biography (included) to find the words they feel are important about the composer. The "About" page of this bundle lists the search words.
Students complete this job application for George Frideric Handel, including all the facts they learned from reading his biography.
The listening map is a two page icon/lyrics-based listening map for the Hallelujah Chorus.
Students learn Hallelujah Chorus on recorder and then play along with a string orchestra. (Click "Look Inside" to listen to recording.) Sheet music and play-along Mp3's (practice tempo and performance tempo) included. Key: D Major. Level: Beginner/Easy.
The Story of Handel's Messiah expresses Handel's love of God and his passion for writing music that would deliver scripture to the masses in a largely illiterate world. When used in a public school setting some edits may need to be made.
Example: "The idea of composing an oratorio based on Jennens libretto intrigued Handel as illiteracy in his day was widespread and copies of the Bible were expensive and rare. It was his hope that his oratorio would bring the good news of the Scripture to everyone that heard his music."
This page includes instructions for assembly of the large composer poster, the word search worksheet search words, and information about the resources included in this composer pack.
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George Frideric Handel was born on February 23, 1685 in the North German province of Saxony in the same year as Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach. George's father wanted him to be a lawyer even though music captivated his attention. His mother, however, supported his interest in music and he was allowed to take keyboard and music composition lessons. His aunt gave him a harpsichord for his seventh birthday which Handel played whenever he had the chance. Read more...