ACTIVITIESHave students choose a musician who particularly interests them. Explore his or her life in more depth with a trip to the library and a visit to some links.
Ask the music teacher for help in getting a recording of Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons.” Students will choose their favorite concerto; then, working in small groups, they will create a mural to celebrate Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer. Encourage them to capture in images what they hear in Vivaldi's music, using a variety of media. Display the four murals in a prominent location.
(Check out more activities like this one on the “Curricular Connections” page for Lives of the Musicians on the Audio Bookshelf website at http://www.audiobookshelf.com/lomusic_cc.html)
Harcourt study guide section on Musicians
Approximately 38 things to do with biographies in the classroom
Introduction Cast of Characters Reviews & Awards