Today I am having a group lesson for my elementary level students. We will be doing different games and activities that focus on notes on the staff, rhythm and terminology. We're also going to have snacks and a movie...a music-related movie! I am using one of the DVDs from The Composer's Specials Series - Bach's Fight for Freedom.
Although the fun story line is fictional, the basic information about Bach is factual. It's a fun way to present a composer - especially since it's supposed to be a snowy, rainy, cold day! There is also a teacher guide that uses listening maps and reproducible worksheets to prompt discussion about each of the DVDs. So, I plan to pop some popcorn, pass out drinks and get cozy as a part of our lesson together.