Mozart Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Use this lesson plan to teach your students about composer Wolfgang Mozart. Students will read a text lesson that provides a biography of Mozart, using question-and-answer techniques to increase understanding, then apply learning to a project.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • ask and answer questions about Wolfgang Mozart
  • provide a biography of Mozart's life


1 - 1.5 hours


  • Copies of the lesson Mozart Lesson for Kids: Biography & Facts, one for each student
  • Music clips of Wolfgang Mozart
  • Chart paper and markers
  • Empty tissue boxes (consider asking students to bring one from home)
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Colored pencils
  • Markers

Key Vocabulary

  • Composer
  • Wolfgang Mozart
  • Genre

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.1

Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3

Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.4

Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.

Warm-Up and Preparation

  • Explain to students that we learn about people from the past by reading a biography of their lives. Make this concept clear by partnering students and asking them to each share:
    • Who they are
    • When they were born
    • Where they were born and live now
    • What is important about them
    • Why this is important
    • Interesting facts
  • Write these constructs on chart paper or the board for students to follow.
  • Listen in to student conversations and guide when necessary.
  • After students finish talking to their partners, have them share as a whole group.
  • Now ask students to divide a page of their notebooks into six sections and label the top 'Wolfgang Mozart.'
  • Instruct them to write each category in a square in the form of a question, such as 'Who is Mozart?' and 'When and where was Mozart born?'
  • Circulate the room as students write their questions to ensure understanding.

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