Bach Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde
Johann Sebastian Bach was one of the most influential composers of all time. This lesson plan uses a text lesson to teach students about his life and musical career as well as a video lesson that provides examples of his work. Discussion questions, a quiz, and an activity are included.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • explain and identify characteristics of the Baroque period
  • discuss and review Bach's life and work

Length

1.5 - 2 hours

Materials

Key Vocabulary

  • Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Baroque period
  • Counterpoint
  • Court musician
  • Chorales
  • Fugue
  • Chorale prelude

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.3

Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social science.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.1

Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9-10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

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