In the Hall of the Mountain King Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Teach your students about the composer of the song 'In the Hall of the Mountain King,' Edvard Grieg, with this lesson plan. Students will read about and discuss Grieg's life, work, and accomplishments before applying their new knowledge to an activity.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • discuss and recall Edvard Grieg's life
  • ask and answer questions about Edvard Grieg


1 hour


  • Copies of the lesson Edvard Grieg: Compositions & Biography, one for each student
  • Audio music samples by Edvard Grieg, specifically In the Hall of the Mountain King
  • Paper with timeline templates printed on it, one for each student
  • Access to technology

Key Vocabulary

  • Edvard Grieg
  • Romanticism

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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