1. Activation - play you tube clip of Tom and Jerry playing classical music. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmGUbr9Ovic. Discuss how many students have heard this music. If time permits, play excerpts of other classical music students should be familiar with.
2. Demonstration - show students slide show presentation of a classical composer with specific information about that composer on each slide.
3.Activity - Students will be put into groups and each group will look up information on a specific composer. Students will be asked to find:
The date of birth of their composer
Three interesting facts about their composer
The time period their composer was part of
Name at least two musical compositions
Date of death
After students have their information, they will work together with their group to put together a slide show about their composer. Each slide will have one fact the students have looked up so they will have a minimum of eight slides.
4. Integration - Students will present their slide shows to the rest of the class. Class discussion on importance of classical music in our lives today.