This article is in collaboration with Zeezok Publishing.
Members of the Homeschool Review Crew have been sharing the love of classical composers and music theory with their children with Music Appreciation Book 2: for the Middle Grades from Zeezok Publishing.
Designed for grades 5th-8th grade, this 2nd book from Zeezok’s Music Appreciation series meets all the national standards required for music appreciation accreditation.
The Music Appreciation for Middle Grades program includes one student book which contains a wide variety of activities and topics ranging from American and world history, grammar, geography, music studies, character trait studies and more. Included QR codes allow for students to quickly access all music, interactive quizzes, and other website links to help enhance learning. Activities are user friendly and can be used by multi-aged groups and are designed for every learning style from auditory, visual, and kinesthetic active learners.
In addition to the student book, Music Appreciation for Middle Grades also includes 9 illustrated biographies written by Opal Wheeler that introduces students to seven different composers. These biographies explore the lives and events that influenced the beautiful music each composer created. Explore the persons, places, and events that influenced the masters and the beautiful music they created and also contains written sheet music from each composer as well.
Composers included in Music Appreciation for Middle Grades:
- Frederic Chopin
- Robert Schumann
- Richard Wagner
- Stephen Foster
- Johannes Brahms
- Peter Tchaikovsky
- Edwards MacDowell
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A big thank you to Brenda Prince of Counting Pinecones for writing this introductory article.