Copyright

Mozart Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Use this lesson plan to teach your students about the great artist Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Students will read an informational biography on Mozart then discuss his life and accomplishments before watching an engaging video outlining specific operas, concertos, and symphonies.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • discuss Mozart's life and contribution to music
  • identify and explain characteristics of Mozart's music

Length:

1 - 1.5 hours

Materials

Key Vocabulary

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  • Classical era
  • Opera
  • Opera buffa
  • Symphony
  • Movements
  • Don Giovanni
  • Symphony no. 40 in G Minor
  • Concerto

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.1

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to the precise details of explanations or descriptions.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.4

Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 9-10 texts and topics.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.9-10.2

Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes.

  • 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.

Instructions

  • The night before the lesson, ask students to read the lesson Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Biography, Compositions & Accomplishments for homework.
    • Help students to organize their reading by instructing them to do a '4-Square' note-taking activity as they read. For those unfamiliar with the method, they will divide a piece of paper into four squares, label as follows, and fill out accordingly:
  1. Title
  2. Questions
  3. Main Ideas
  4. Summary

To unlock this lesson you must be a Study.com Member.
Create your account

Register to view this lesson

Are you a student or a teacher?

Unlock Your Education

See for yourself why 30 million people use Study.com

Become a Study.com member and start learning now.
Become a Member  Back
What teachers are saying about Study.com
Try it risk-free for 30 days

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Create an account to start this course today
Try it risk-free for 30 days!
Create an account
Support