Frederic Chopin Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has an Masters of Science in Mathematics and a Masters in Education

Teach your students about Frederic Chopin with this lesson plan. Students will read a text lesson explaining his life and work, listen to sample compositions, discuss his contribution to music, then aply learning to an activity.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • retell and discuss Frederic Chopin's life
  • explain Chopin's musical career and contribution to music
  • order events in Chopin's life


  • 1 - 1.5 hours


Key Vocabulary

  • Frederic Chopin
  • George Sand
  • Mazurka
  • Polonaise
  • Rubato
  • Aurore Dudevant

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.3

Identify key steps in a text's description of a process related to history/social studies (e.g., how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or lowered).

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.1

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

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