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FREE Mozart Unit and Lapbook

Mozart Multi-book Theme Unit
created by Pamela Johnson

 
                                


“The entire town came alive with musical possibilities, and it all went into his score.”  --from Mozart Finds a Melody by Stephen Costanza


Lapbook & Notebook Printables

Mozart Unit Lapbook Components A

Mozart Unit Lapbook Components B

File Folder Game


Main Book

Mozart Finds a Melody by Stephen Costanza


Supporting Books
Wolferl: the first six years in the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756-1762
by Lisl Weil

Introducing Mozart by Roland Vernon

Masters of Music: Mozart and Classical Music by Grancesco Salvi

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart by Ernest A. Ekker

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart by Mike Venezia

 

Library List

Amadeus Mozart by Ibi Lepscky

Bach, Beethoven and the Boys by David W. Barber

Composer’s World: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart by Wendy Thompson

Famous Children: Mozart by Ann Rachlin

Lives of the Musicians: Good Times, Bad Times (And What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull

Mozart by Diane Cook

Mozart by P.M. Boekhoff and Stuart Kallen

Mozart: the boy who changed the world with his music by Marcus Weeks

Mozart, the Wonder Child: A Puppet Play in three acts by Diane Stanley

Mozart Tonight by Julie Downing

Musical Genius: a Story about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart by Barbara Allman

Play, Mozart, Play! by Peter Sis

The Life and Times of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart by John Bankston

The Magic of Mozart: Mozart, the magic flute, and the Salzburg Marionettes by Ellen Switzer

The Story of the Orchestra by Robert Levine

The World’s Great Classical Composers by Fandex Family Field Guides

Who was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? by Yona Zeldis McDonough

Wolfgang Amadeus Moazrt by John Malam

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart by Eric Michael Summerer

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart by Richard Tames

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Musical Genius by Carol Greene

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Musician by Carol Green
Who Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? by Yona McDonough
 

Complete the Books I Read Log as your read various books throughout the course of the unit.
 


UNIT LESSONS


Language Arts
 

Vocabulary & Spelling:

accompaniment – the part of the music which is not the solo but the support and background behind the soloist

allegro – a tempo (time / speed) meaning to play fast

andante – a tempo (speed) meaning to play medium slow

audience – root ‘aud’ mean to hear ; audience is the group who hears the music or show

baton – a stick used by conductors to guide the orchestra in beat, tempo, dynamics, and expression

chamber music - music to be performed in a ‘chamber’ or room by a small number of musicians usually less than 40 as compared to the larger symphony orchestras

clavier – a keyboard type instrument; clavichord, harpsichord, pianoforte (piano), organ, synthesizer

composer – one who create or write something as in music or literature

conduct - to guide or lead something as in an orchestra, band, or choir - roots: con = with   duc = lead

dynamics – the range of sound from softest to loudest

form – the way a piece of music is put together; sections of the music arranged in certain orders

harmony – a pleasing combination of pitches put together

melody – a group of planned pitches put in order one at a time

minuet – music composed for a patterned dance in ¾ time for couples; later to be used solo as simply instrumental music or part of a larger piece of music

movement – a section of a larger work of music

orchestra – a group of varying instrumentalists playing music together in a harmonious way; usually contains members of the string, woodwind, brass, percussion, and keyboard families

opera – a story told by vocal and instrumental music; there is no speaking; very elaborate costumes andscenery

opera buffa (comic opera) preferred during this period, less intense stories with a happier ending than predecessor operas

organ – a member of the keyboard family

overture – a piece of music with three sections starting fast, then slow, and ending with an upbeat fastermovement or section

pianoforte – original name for our modern day piano; named pianoforte because of its ability to play the dynamics (volume of sound) piano (soft) and forte (loud) plus everything in between

practice – to try to do something over and over again to improve upon, even when it is difficult

quartet – group of four musicians playing together (quar = four)

score – the conductor’s music, contains all the parts of all the musicians so he or she may assist them in learning their parts

solo – one instrumentalist is featured alone or is dominant with an accompaniment in the background; a soloist is the featured instrumentalist

sonata or sonata allegro – a piece of music composed for a single insturment with background accompaniment; contains three or four movements (sections) which may be used as a single piece by itself; the term can also mean the first movement of an entire symphony

string quartet – four string musicians playing together – two violins, one viola, one cello

symphony – a piece of music with three or four movements (sections) – fast, slower, minuet (dance in ¾), fast

tempo – the timing of the piece of music relating to how fast or slow it should be played or sung

 

Parts of Speech - Verbs 

 

Complete the Verbs & Prepositions Mini

 

Name some things that you can do: jump, walk, play, pull, hum, smile, kick… What type of actions did Miss Bimms do in the story? What actions did Mozart do? Other characters? These action words are called verbs. Look through the book to find verbs that were used. Here are some of the verbs  describing Miss Bimm’s actions:  flew, fluttered, flitted, swooped, darted, flapped, leaped,  – changed, curving, ruffling, hiding, shivering, sneeze, singing (sing, sang), stretched, floated, recognized, straining, hopped, chirping, chiming, and perch. Have fun imitating her actions and others that you found in the story.

 

Game: Verb Actor or Artist – To play: (like Charades and Pictionary) - Think of an action verb. One person acts it out or draws it while the other players try to guess what it is.  Another person picks a verb to act out or draw, and so on, until everyone has had a turn or two. You may use the attached cards or make up your own verbs!

 

Game: Simon Says

Younger children: play a simple game of Simon Says asking them also to name the verbs in the game. Since the book is about Mozart, try some musical actions. Have them clap a steady beat, imitate a rhythm, sing a song, tap their foot to music, pretend to play an instrument (or play a real one if you want), answer a music question or tell you something Mozart. ~ Older children: Challenge them to do harder actions. Another variety would be to give them a verb in present tense and ask them to change it to past or future. (Teacher: SS swing your right arm. Student: I will swing my right arm. I have swung my right arm.)

 

Present, Past, & Future Tenses

 

Complete Verb Tenses Mini – Cover piece: cut only on dotted lines; fold on solid lines; glue pink section only onto back page; use the top slots to write a simple definition of each; use the bottom slots to write some verbs in different tenses.

 

Things can take place in the future (future tense), right now (present tense), or have already happened (past tense). We can change verbs according to time by altering the verb and sometimes adding helping verbs. These changes are called verb tenses. The most common are future, present, and past. (Variations of these exist; check the links for more details.) The tense is important because it tells the listener or reader when something will happen, is happening, or has happened in the past. Some of the following verbs are in the story. Try changing verbs you used in the above games into different tenses, then write some of your choice in the mini book along with a definition of when each takes place.

 

I will change                I am changing             I changed (or I have changed)

I will hide                     I am hiding                  I hid

I will stretch                 I am stretching           I stretched

I will float                     I am floating                I floated

I will sneeze                I am sneezing             I sneezed

I will chirp                    I am chirping               I chirped

I will fly                        I am flying                    I flew

I will sing                     I am singing                I sang

 

Just For Fun: Read or tell a favorite story, but change the tenses or make them all the same or random. Does it make the story funny or confusing?

 

Summary of Verb Tenses  Good reference for Grades 4+

Verb Tenses Tutorial (Middle school+)

 

Synonyms & Antonyms

 

Synonyms & Antonyms Mini

Dictionary & Thesaurus Minis

 

The Ancient Greek roots “syn” means same and “onama” or “onym” means name; therefore, “synonym” means “same name” or a word that means almost the same thing as another word. The Greek “anti” means against or opposite and “onym” means name creating the word “antonym” which means “against name” or “opposite name” or a word that means the opposite of another word.

 

Stephen Costanza used a variety of verbs in the story describing the movements of the bird such as: fly, dart, swoop, leap, hop, flap, flit, flutter. Some of these words have similar meanings. He used synonyms in the story to give us more details and a better picture of what is happening. The use of synonyms makes stories more interesting.

 

Example: He jumped over the soft green couch.   He hurdled beyond the squashy emerald futon.

 

Do the two sentences give you a different picture in your mind? Does the second sentence tell you more about how he jumped and how far he jumped? Does the second sentence tell us more about the couch such as: the type it was, its amount of softness, and its color?

 

A dictionary is a reference book that gives you the meanings of a word plus more information about the word. A thesaurus is a reference book that gives you synonyms and antonyms of words. Find some synonyms of words from the following sentences about Mozart using a dictionary or thesaurus that you have at home.

 

1. Amadeus’ family was a talented group of musicians.

2. Mozart practiced his instruments for many hours as a child.

3. He toured throughout Europe for a number of years.

4. Mozart composed music for royalty.

 

Possible answers: write words in Similar Synonyms Mini

 

1. family = relations, relatives, kin, folks

    talented = gifted, brilliant, exceptional, artistic

    group = ensemble, troupe, collection

    musician = performers, instrumentalists, entertainers, artists

2. practiced = rehearsed, prepared, trained on, reviewed

    many = numerous, countless, several

    child = youth, youngster, kid

3. tour  = travel, visit

    number = quantity, significant amount of, considerable, J noteworthy

4. compose = created, wrote, inscribe, produce

    music = compositions, tunes, masterpieces, songs

    royalty =  monarchs, sovereigns, royals  

 

Online Synonym Games

Online Antonym Games

 

Parts of Speech - Prepositions

 

Verbs & Prepositions Mini

 

A preposition is a part of speech that connects words and phrases in a sentence to one another. Prepositions can show relationships to objects within the sentence by location and time. Prepositions may be combined to form compound prepositions to give more detail to a sentence.

 

Introducing prepositions: Have your child pick a favorite stuffed animal. Find a box that is bigger than the animal (cardboard box, crate, toy box).  Make up sentences using prepositions for your child to demonstrate. Examples: the bear is inside the box; help the bear jump on the box; place the bear beside the box. Another variation would be to have your child act out prepositional words: sit under the table; walk around the table; etc.

 

Common prepositions include: about, above, across, after, against, along, among, apart from, around, as, at, before, behind, below, beneath, beside, between, beyond, but, by, concerning, despite, down, during, except, for, from, in, inside, into, like, near, next, of, off, on, onto, out, outside, over, past, since, through, throughout, to, toward, under, underneath, until, up, upon, with, within, without.

 

Preposition File – one with typed words, one to have student write them on the list.

 

Preposition Game ~ Give points to each player for using prepositions.

 

Prepositions in Mozart Finds a Melody include: about, after, along, at, before, beside, beside, down, for, from, in, inside, into, off, on, out, over, through, to, under, until, up, upon, and with. Reread the story slowly with your child and have him/her locate the prepositions. (Use other Mozart books and biographies for older children to search for prepositions.)

 

Preposition Videos:

Schoolhouse Rock Prepositions

Sesame Street (in, under, next, on)

 

Idioms & Literal Words:

 

Idiom Mini

 

What does the phrase “ruffling a few feathers” mean in the story? Sometimes groups of words do not mean exactly what we think they do. If we take the phrase literally using the words in their original meaning, it would mean that some feathers on a bird are put out of place or messed up. In this story, the phrase is an idiom or a group of words that when put together have a different meaning than the words separately. Generally, when people say someone has ‘ruffled their feathers’, they mean that they have been upset about something that has happened. Can you think of an idiom you have heard?
 

Foreign Language- German

Mozart spoke in German, the main language of Austria. Traveling around Europe as a child, he learned several other languages that he liked to use as well. This is documented in letters that he used to write to his mother and friends when he was away from home.

 

Learn to Speak German 
German Theme Page at Enchanted Learning

 


Science

 

Animals

Mozart enjoyed and cared for many pets such as a starling, canary, and a fox terrier. The book Mozart Finds a Melody by Stephen Costanze focuses on his pet starling, Miss Bimms. (Read the notes by the author in the book for interesting details about his pets.)

 

In what ways did Mozart show that he cared about Miss Bimms? He provided a birdcage for her to live in, was responsible to check for and provide food and water, talked to her, and searched for her when she was lost. Different types of animals have slightly different needs, but there are some things that all pets require.

 

Pet Responsibility Mini

Have you or could you help your parents do any of the following:

provide daily food and fresh water,

clean its sleeping or living area,

clean up its messes (yuck),

bathe or clean the animal,

brush the animal,

take it for a walk or help it exercise,

play with it,

keep it safe,

take it to the vet for good health,

and be loving and patient with it?

What else could you do? Ask your parents in which ways you may help care for your pet. If you do not have a pet, ask a friend or relative if you could help them with their pet.

 

Caring for Animals – The Bible has many verses where God asks us to care for the animals that He has provided for us.

 

Notebook Pages for Copywork (Older and younger kid versions) Copy Bible passages that you find about animals or write an essay about how God wants us to treat animals. If you would prefer a smaller book, simply fold in halves or quarters.

 

Proverbs 12:10  A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal

 

Genesis 6:19  Noah - You are to bring into the ark two of all living creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with you. Two of every kind of bird, of every kind of animal and of every kind of creature that moves along the ground will come to you to be kept alive. You are to take every kind of food that is to be eaten and store it away as food for you and for them.”

 

The Bible also has verses that shows how God cares for us like a shepherd cards for his sheep.

Psalm 23 Copywork Mini (older and younger kid versions) – Psalm 23 Accordion

Psalm 23 Puzzles  & Pocket (2 versions – Cut pieces in size and number according to your child.)


Jesus loves you and cares for you like a shepherd cares for his sheep! He brings us into His flock of believers. He gently pulls us closer to Him and brings us to a safer place. He leads us through all the things we do in our lives helping us to make better choices on how we think, speak, and act. Even when life is difficult, or when we are scared and don’t know what to do, He is there with us, watching and leading, hoping we will follow His guidance. He is our protector.   Discuss Psalm 23 with your student.

 

Psalm 23  - 1The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. 2He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 5You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD
forever.

 

Ezekiel 34:11 ”‘For this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I myself will search for my sheep and look after them. As a shepherd looks after his scattered flock when he is with them, so will I look after my sheep. I will rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on a day of clouds and darkness. I will bring them out from the nations and gather them from the countries, and I will bring them into their own land. I will pasture them on the mountains of Israel, in the ravines and in all the settlements in the land. I will tend them in a good pasture, and the mountain heights of Israel will be their grazing land. There they will lie down in good grazing land, and there they will feed in a rich pasture on the mountains of Israel. I myself will tend my sheep and have them lie down, declares the Sovereign LORD. I will search for the lost and bring back the strays. I will bind up the injured and strengthen the weak, but the sleek and the strong I will destroy. I will shepherd the flock with justice.

 

John 10:1-18   The Shepherd and His Flock

“I tell you the truth, the man who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. The man who enters by the gate is the shepherd of his sheep. The watchman opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.” Jesus used this figure of speech, but they did not understand what he was telling them. Therefore Jesus said again, “I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep. All who ever came before me were thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. He will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand is not the shepherd who owns the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me– just as the Father knows me and I know the Father–and I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd. The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life–only to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.”

 

Birds – Starling

 

Starlings Mini Pop-Up Book

Mozart’s bird was a starling; find out more about this kind of bird.

 

Starling Classification Mini

Bird Classification -Find detailed classification information and some wonderful pictures of each type of starling here!

 

Kingdom – Animalia (Animals)

Phylum – Chordata (Chordates)

Class – Avis (Birds)

Order – Passeriformes (Perching Birds)

Family – Sturnidae (Starlings, Mynahs, and Oxpeckers)

Genus – Sturnus (Starlings)

Species - Sturnus albofrontatus (white-faced starling)

            Sturnus burmannicus (vinous-breasted starling)

            Sturnus cineraceus (white-cheeked starling)

            Sturnus contra (Asian pied starling)

            Sturnus erythropygius (white-headed starling)

            Sturnus malabaricus (chestnut-tailed starling)

            Sturnus nigricollis (black-collared starling)

            Sturnus pagodarum (Brahminy starling)

            Sturnus philippensis (chestnut-cheeked starling)

            Sturnus roseus (rosy starling)

            Sturnus sericeus (red-billed starling)

            Sturnus sinensis (white-shouldered starling)

            Sturnus sturninus (purple-backed starling)

            Sturnus unicolor (spotless starling)

            Sturnus vulgaris (common starling)

 

Hands-On Learning about Birds – Make a birdhouse or bird feeder to put in your yard. Take pictures or make drawings of the children making them, the house and feeder outside, and the visiting birds to put in your lapbook. Observe and record the birds that inhabit your yard. Draw pictures of the birds you see. You may wish to obtain a book about bird identification to help.

 

Bird Observation Chart – Observe birds in your yard, park, or wherever. Write down your observations. Are certain birds more prevalent in your area than others?

 

Bird Drawing Journal – Draw pictures of some of the birds you observe, or ones you have seen pictures or videos of.

 

Bird Recipes Tab Book  - Here are some ways to attract birds to your yard.

 

 

For Further Study of Birds try the Birds Connection Page at HSS.

 

All About Birds 
Check here for all sorts of information and activities about birds. If you click on “Bird Watching” and “Hummingbirds”, it will take you to information about types of food, houses, and plants. It is useful for picking the type of birdhouse you want and for choosing the correct food for birds in your area. Although we are reading about a starling, this article gives advice to avoid them because of their aggressive behavior towards other birds.


Social Studies

 

Austria

Salzburg & Vienna, Austria Mini Book with elementary or regular lines - write in info or glue in pictures of the cities.

 

Austria Research Notebook Pages - fill-in report (answers listed below), lines and spaces for map and flag, regular lines, elementary lines, blank for drawings or pictures.

 

~Continent  - Europe                                        

~Capital - Vienna

~Surrounding Countries – Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Liechtenstein, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Czech Republic

~Major Cities – Vienna, Salzburg, Graz, Innsbruck, Linz, Bregenz, Klagenfurt

~Provinces – 9: Vienna (Wien), Lower Austria (Niederostereich), Upper Austria (Oberostereich), Salzburg, Tyrol (Tirol), Carinthia (Karnten), Vorarlberg, Styria (Steiemark), and Burgenland

~Mountains – Austrian Alps: Central Eastern, Northern Limestone, Southern Limestone – GloBalockner, Wildspitze, Kleinlockner, Weisskugel, WeiBkugel, GroBvenediger, Wiesbachhorn  (Beautiful Mountain Pictures!)

~Bodies of Water  - Danube River, Elbe River, Rhine River, Salzkammergut Lakes, Wallersee Lake

~Climate  - humid, cool, temperate – pleasant 4 seasons

~Population – 8,316,487                                  

~Area – 83.872 km2

~Language – German                                      

~Currency - Euro

~Government  - Federal Parliamentary Republic

~Favorite Sport – Skiing!

~Animals – Several varieties of deer, mouflan ram, ibex (mountain goat), wild boar, Lippizanner (horse), chamois (horned goat), marmots, Great Buster (large bird), heron, eagle

~Plants – EdelweiB (Edelwiess), Enzian, beech, oak, birch, spruce, fir, pine

 

Austria Shutterfold Maps & Flag Fold Books

 

Europe

Discuss the European Countries Mozart Toured and find them on your map or globe – England, France, Italy, Prussia – Germany

 

Historical People of Austria

Mozart’s time was a land of queens, kings, and large monarchies that spanned all of Europe. Many famous rulers came from the Habsburg Monarchy

 

 

Habsburg Family Album

Empress Maria Theresa (1717-1780) is mentioned in some of the books we read about Mozart. He played music for her and her family frequently. She was one of the supporters of the Mozart family when they toured throughout Europe. Maria Theresa is known by many titles including: Holy Roman Empress, Archduchess of Austria, and Queen of Hungary. If someone of her court were to introduce her he would have to announce her as  “Maria Theresa, by the Grace of God, Dowager Holy Roman Empress; Queen of Hungary, of Bohemia, of Dalmatia, of Croatia, of Slavonia, of Galicia, of Lodomeria, etc; Archduchess of Austria; Duchess of Burgundy, of Styria, of Carinthia and of Carniola; Grand Princess of Transylvania; Margravine of Moravia; Duchess of Brabant, of Limburg, of Luxemburg, of Guelders, of Württemberg, of Upper and Lower Silesia, of Milan, of Mantua, of Parma, of Piacenza, of Guastalla, of Auschwitz and of Zator; Princess of Swabia; Princely Countess of Habsburg, of Flanders, of Tyrol, of Hennegau, of Kyburg, of Gorizia and of Gradisca; Margravine of Burgau, of Upper and Lower Lusatia; Countess of Namur; Lady on the Wendish Mark and of Mechlin; Dowager Duchess of Lorraine and Bar, Dowager Grand Duchess of Tuscany.”  What a mouthful to say her entire royal title! (I don’t think I can even pronounce some of the names!)

 

Maria’s father was Charles the VI –Holy Roman Emperor and monarch. Up to that point in history, only male descendants could take over the throne when a ruler died. Since he had no sons, he appointed his eldest daughter to be his successor causing much conflict throughout Europe. Many countries refused to accept her and therefore started wars for dominance. Even though her reign was difficult at times, she is known as one of the best rulers of the Habsburg Dynasty during its 650 year period, and the only woman ruler. While she was battling opposing countries, trying to promote peace, and working with social reform, she also gave birth to 16 children (5 boys and 11 girls)!

 

Her eldest son, Joseph II, was her co-regent until her death, then became Holy Roman Emperor from 1780 – 1790. Her 3rd son, Leopold II followed his brother as Emperor 1790 – 1792. They were both known as political reformers.

 

Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna better known as Marie Antoinette, was the 15th child of Maria Theresa. She was married to King Louis XVI of France during the difficult time in France. Older students may want to research her role in the French Revolution.

 

There is a cute story about the young princess and musician Wolferl when they were both seven years old. One day after performing for the Habsburg family, Wolferl and Nannerl were playing with the royal children. Maria caught Wolferl when he slipped running in the palace, Schonbrunn. He  then kissed her and told her he would marry her one day!

 

More on this interesting family:

House of Habsburg

Habsburg Dynasty

Habsburg Dynasty

 

Things of the time period

 

Quill Pen & Ink Fold Book

Although it was possible to print music in the 1700’s, composers handwrote their music at home first. Instead of using a pencil or pen, composers and writers of the time used quill pens and inkbottles when creating their masterpieces. Penmanship was taken more seriously than today in our computer world. Writing with a quill pen took much practice to write neatly. There were no erasers, and only a limited amount of paper at times. Try your hand at writing with a quill pen in the mini book as Mozart did with his music.

 
Easy Quill Pen to make (I would suggest double stick tape or glue to attach feathers.)

 

Stagecoach Mini Book

Mozart’s family traveled from country to country on stagecoaches, and within the cities he toured and performed in. A stagecoach or carriage is a time scheduled traveling vehicle (coach) with 4 wheels and boxed in passenger seats that is pulled from one designated spot (stage) to another carrying passengers or cargo. Horse teams of four to six horses were exchanged at chosen stages on route between destinations. Two to twelve passengers and their belongings could travel on one depending on the style and size of the coach. Created in the 1500’s in England, stagecoach travel was awkward due to poor road conditions such as holes and rocks in the ‘road’, thick mud, fallen trees blocking the way, and narrow pathways. The development of the stagecoach started to improve road conditions that led to improved stagecoaches through time. About 40 miles could be traveled on a day of 12 – 18 hours if the weather and roads were good. Find a place that is 40 miles away from your home and discuss how long it would take to get there in modern vehicles. Stagecoaches were used regularly for distance travel until the 1800’s when railroad travel became available. 

 


Character Studies

 

Diligence: Perseverance & Practicing- continuing when something seems difficult or impossible.    

 

In the story young Mozart is frustrated when he is having difficulty composing a tune by the end of the week for his new opera, instead of giving up or saying, “I can’t do it”, he kept on trying until he was able to finish his work. His also showed perseverance when he was searching for Miss Bimms, his starling bird.

 

Music Lessons – Have you tried to play an instrument? It can be so much fun to play and make beautiful music, but it is not as easy as it may look.

 

If you play an instrument, write about your experiences practicing, trying a new song, and about lessons if you take them. Did you ever feel like quitting? What did you do? What can you do when you feel frustrated at something?

 

If you do not play an instrument, try to play one! See if a relative or friend could show you how to play a song on an instrument. If you do not know anyone who has an instrument, make up one (boxes for drums, bottles to blow in, spoons to tap together, etc.). Write about an experience about trying something that is hard (it doesn’t have to be music, it could be anything) and what you would do to be diligent.

 

Diligence Definition

Diligence Essay Notebook Page

Diligence Lapbook

 

Stewardship

Stewardship Definition: “the conducting, supervising, or managing of something; the careful and responsible

management of something entrusted to one’s care”    Was Mozart a good steward? 

           

“He always earned, by musicians' standards, a good income, and had a carriage and servants; through lavish spending and poor management he suffered times of financial difficulty and had to borrow.”  He was extravagant in spending his money. Instead of saving his money and making wise choices about it, he enjoyed splurging it on luxuries, friends, and parties. Unfortunately, he died as a very poor man.

 

Stewardship Definition - Good Steward - How can you be a good steward of your income?

Stewardship Notebook Page

Stewardship Lapbook

 

Family Business
The Mozart family played music together for their livelihood.  Discuss what kind of business or job could you create to work together as a family and earn money.

 

Behavior-Family Relationships
Wolfgang liked to tease and play tricks on people, especially his sister. How would God like us to treat our siblings? How would God like us to treat all His children? How would God like us to behave? Look up Bible verses that tell how we should act towards one another.

 

Loving Behavior Verse Cards & Pocket Here are some to get you started.

 

John 13:34  "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.

 

John 13:35  By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."

 

Romans 12:10  Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.
 

Ephesians 4:2  Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

 

Matthew 7:12  So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

 

Luke 6:27-36  But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic. Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. Do to others as you would have them do to you.

"If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' love those who love them. And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' do that. And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' lend to 'sinners,' expecting to be repaid in full. But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

 

Can you think of any siblings in the Bible who were not so kind? (Cain/Abel – Jacob/Esau – Brothers of Joseph/Joseph – others, too). Although Joseph was treated unkindly by his brothers, how did he act towards them many years later? (Genesis 37, 42-47)

 

Loving Behavior Essay (Notebook pages) – Choose one or more topics to write an essay (or a sentence or two for younger students) about:

·         Biblical behavior towards others - support it with verses.

·         a favorite story about siblings in the Bible

·         how can you be kinder to your siblings and others

·         if you saw someone being teased or treated unkindly, what could you do?

 

Kindness Lapbook

 

 


Music

 

Mozart’s Life

 

1719          Father Leopold born in Augsburg November 14

1737          Leopold attended the University of Salzburg

1738          Leopold expelled from the University

Entered the services of Count Johann of Thurn-Valsassina und Taxis

Joined Prince-Archbishop’s orchestra as a chamber musician

Court Composer and vice-Kapellmeister

1747          Leopold and Anna Maria Pertl married on November 21

1751          Sister Maria Anna Mozart “Nannerl” born on July 30

1756          Wolfgang born on January 27

1759              Wolfgang started to play claviers (keyboard instruments) by ear at age 3 – No, that does not

mean he put his ear on the keyboard! It means he could hear a piece and simply sit down and

play the piece with prior practicing! He could play by just listening to the piece. He started to accompany his sister’s violin music and he joined with his father’s chamber ensemble on violin.

1760              Leopold taught Wolfgang and Maria Anna music instruments and music theory. Wolfgang

composed his first pieces of music at age 4. A quote from his father,  "This piece was learnt by

Wolfgangerl on 24 January 1761, 3 days before his 5th birthday, between 9 and 9:30 in the

evening."

      1762          Leopold performed with his children to the Court of the Elector in Munich, and to the Empress

Maria Theresa’s Viennese Court at the Schonbrunn Palace. Wolfgang is said to have leapt onto the Empress’s lap and give her a kiss after this performance! It is also about this time that young Wolfgang proposed marriage to Marie Antoinette (see Hapsburg family notes).

      1762-1771

The Mozart family traveled around the countries of Europe including France, England, Holland,

                        Germany, Italy, Austria, and others. The family, especially the children suffered numerous

illnesses during these tours. Leopold encouraged performances because the children would

earn food and money when they performed.

*I find It interesting to note that Wolfgang performed for King George III in England during the

years that England and the American colonies had conflicts; i.e. Mozart lived in the same period

of political greats such as George Washington and Benjamin Franklin.

1768            At 12 years old, Mozart was commissioned, or hired to compose, by “imperial command” a full-length opera entitled La finta simplice!

       1769-1771

Leopold and Wolfgang toured through Italy bringing much success to his popularity.

During this time he: - performed a solo concert before the Pope of Rome;

- was awarded the “Order of the Golden Spur”;

                        - and was accepted as a composer of the “Accademica Filarmonica” - an honor never before

                          given to someone under the age of 20.

        1771-1776

                        Mozart was commissioned to compose for rich patrons and monarchs in Vienna and Munich.

        1777-1778

Toured France with his mother, Anna Maria whom unfortunately died in Paris. He returned

home heartbroken.

1779        Earned the musical positions of Konzertmeister (concertmaster and organist) to the Court and Cathedral of Salzburg. He also wrote many compositions during the next several years.

1781           Wolfgang became an employee of the Archbishop of Salzburg who showed him off to aristocracy like a ‘possession’, but treated him poorly as a lowly servant.

He befriended composer Franz Joseph Haydn. They were mutually influential over one another. The older composer spoke of Mozart as having “the most consummate knowledge of the art of composition”.

1782           Wolfgang and Constanze Weber were married.

1783           Wolfgang’s first child was born.

1785        Wolfgang’s last meeting with his father, Leopold, after disagreements came to a peak.

        1786        A libretto (story line of an opera) written by Lorenzo da Ponte became of interest to Mozart.

From this he composed Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), which became an instant hit in Vienna and one of his best-known operas.

1787          Mozart had another great success with another opera collaboration with da Ponte called

Don Giovanni. He was appointed as Kammercompositor of the Emperor’s Court of Joseph II. It was an honorary appointment, but very low on income making the Mozart families still struggle financially. He had a stream of musical successes for a while until the death of Joseph II.

1790          Leopold II, who cared little for music, became the Emperor extinguishing Mozart’s position.

Mozart did a small tour of Germany and performed in front of other members of the Habsburg royal family.

1791          He composed one of his most momentous operas, Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute).

As his health had been declining for years, he struggled to write his last piece, Requiem, which

was commissioned by an unknown patron. A friend finished the piece after Mozart’s death

on December 5. Mozart’s funeral took place at St. Stephen’s Cathedral. He was buried in an unmarked tomb.

 

Mozart Timeline Mini 
Pick a few for younger students. Older students may add as many as they want plus world historic events if you choose. Since we studied Mozart during the same time we studied the American Colonies and Revolution, we tried to connect artistic styles with the time period, and compared what was happening in America and Europe in the 1700’s.

  

Mozart Notebook Page for older students

            Birth - January 27, 1756         Death - December 5, 1791

            Nationality – Austrian              Style Period – Classical

            Instruments – Violin, Keyboard Instruments (clavichord, harpsichord, piano, organ) and many others!

            Main Works – The Magic Flute, Symphony #40

            Summary of Life – take notes from your study.

            Favorite Pieces – whatever you like!

 

Mozart Biography Mini for early elementary and intermediate students (3 versions)

Title (student creates title and writes) by (student’s name)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

writes music

Mozart

classical

violin, harpsichord, piano (and many more)

Salzburg, Austria

1756 (January 27) – 1791 (December 5)

symphonies, concertos, chamber music, piano music, operas, and choral and several others

Have student write down pieces you chose to listen to and his / her favorites.

 

Mozart’s Birth

Where?           Salzburg, Austria

When?             January 27, 1756

Who?               Johannes Chrisostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart

 

Mozart’s Family

Leopold (Dad) - Kapellmeister (music director) and head composer at the Court of Prince-Archbishop

Sigismund of Salzburg, also taught music lessons.

Anna Maria (Mom) - supportive of musical achievements of the family, toured with Wolfgang to Paris,

but became ill and died there.

Nannerl (sister) – proficient player of clavier (a keyboard type instrument) and violin – toured Europe

with Leopold and Wolfgang when she was young.

Wolfgang: musical genius!

 

Mozart’s Compositions

 

The best way to learn about a composer, a style, or music in general is to listen to it frequently! Appreciation may not come the first time, but  familiarity with a piece of music leads to more understanding of the notes, the emotions, and the background of the piece. Listed is a small variety of Mozart’s genius! Yes, small compared to the over 600 compositions he produced in his almost 36 years! Check here for an almost complete list. Included are samples of piano and harpsichord music, chamber ensembles, chorals, symphonies, concertos, sonatas, vocal opera and overtures. With older students, have them analyze and dissect compositions to learn more about them. Younger students should move to the beat in tempo (try dancing!) and tell how they feel about a piece. Many psychologists and educators have claimed that listening to Mozart will increase math and reasoning abilities ~ this is called the Mozart Effect. You may want to consider purchasing a CD to listen to in your home and vehicle.

 

Digitale Mozart Edition  
Free sheet music (entire scores) and recordings of much of Mozart’s music. Awesome resources but a little tricky to manouver around – from the opening page, click “yes”, click on the series you are interested in, click on “i” for the index, click on the “PDF” symbol for sheet music or click on the small speaker graphic to hear the piece and see the music at the same time. You may want to print out music to study, play, or place into your lapbook or notebook (It might make a really nice cover!)

 

You may want to search YouTube for Mozart videos (preview for suitability)

 

Music Listening Files – What did I listen to? Use these files to notate information and reactions to pieces you choose to listen to.

 

Reading Musical Titles
Some musical pieces contain numbers, letters, and numbers following a ‘K’.  You may be left scratching your head thinking “huh?” if you see something
like this in a classical music concert program:  Flute Concerto #2 in D Major, K.  314 / 385d ~ 1st Movement Allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

This will help you interpret what it all means! ~

 

flute = this piece features the flute

concerto = the type of composition it is

#2 = it is the second of such type of pieces he composed

D Major = the key or tonal center of the piece

K = a gentleman named Ludwig Kochel tried to organize Mozart’s compositions in the 1800’s in the order they were written in – the first number 314 means it was the 314th piece Mozart composed – the second number 385 is a new order given it after ‘lost’ pieces of music were found and corrections needed to be made – the ‘d’ means it was composed between compositions ‘c’ and ‘e’.

1st movement = which section or movement it is in the piece – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.

Allegro = refers to the tempo (speed) of a movement or section of the entire piece

 

*Listen to this piece and see the musical score

 

Sometimes common names or nicknames are used for the pieces such as:  “Jupiter” - would refer to Symphony #41 in C Major K551

 

More info on the Kochel Catalogue 

 

Numbers & Letters: What do they mean?  Use this mini matchbook to interpret names of musical pieces. Try this one and others:

 The Piano Concerto # 8 in C Major, #2 Andante, K. 246 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

 

Other Austrian Composers

Check out books or read simple bios of other Austrian composers. Write anything you want to remember in the composer book.

 

Popular Austrian Composers (besides our favorite, Mozart!)

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Johannes Brahms

Joseph Haydn

Franz Schubert

Johann Strauss, Sr.

Johann Strauss, Jr.

 

Classical Music Period

 

Music changes and grows with time as just like fashions, trends, and styles pass into new ideas frequently in our world.  Music (art, architecture, literature, dance, and drama, also) has been divided into style periods. Each style period has its own characteristics that make it unique or different than other styles. Mozart lived during the time period referred to as the classical music period. In fact, he is one of the major contributors to the style. Sometimes people refer to ‘classical music’ as anything old or before the time of rock, jazz, and blues. Technically, this is inaccurate because there several style periods before the 20th century. Major music styles periods are:  Ancient Greece & Rome, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and 20th Century. Each of these periods contain several forms of music, also.

 

Musical Style Periods

 

Classical Era  (Look on the left top for summaries of other periods.)

 

The classical music period roughly extended from 1750 – 1820  “has been broadened to subsume the entire period between the more heavily-ornate Baroque and the more emotionally-charged Romantic eras; while admittedly simplistic, the term “classical” does suggest the emphasis for orderly, balanced, and natural musical discourse that marks this period. It is not unrelated that these years correspond to the Enlightenment and the rise of democracy, to which the straightforward and often “popular” approach to musical expression formed a logical counterpart.” 

 

Classical Music Characteristics:

 

 

Classical Period Composers:

Ludwig van Beethoven

Franz Joseph Haydn

Franz Schubert

Johann Stamitz

 

Composer’s Gallery ~ Choose a composer by country, birthday, style, or name ~ click on the composer’s picture you want to study ~ contains mini bio and sound clips.

 

 

Favorite Kinds of Music in the Classical Period:

 

opera – a story told by vocal and instrumental music; there is no speaking; very elaborate costumes and

scenery

opera buffa (comic opera) prefered during this period, less intense stories with a happier ending than

predecessor operas

overture – a piece of music with three sections starting fast, then slow, and ending with an upbeat faster

movement or section

symphony – a piece of music with three or four movements (sections) – fast, slower, minuet (dance in ¾) and

fast usually played by an entire orchestra

sonata allegro or sonata – a piece of music composed for a single instrument with background

accompaniment; contains three or four movements (sections) which may be used as a single piece by

itself; the term can also mean the first movement of an entire symphony

string quartet – four string musicians playing together – two violins, one viola, one cello

chamber music – music to be perforned in a ‘chamber’ or room by a small number of musicians usually less

than 40 as compared to the larger symphony orchestras

minuet – music composed for a dance in ¾ time; later to be used solo as simply instrumental music or part of a

larger piece of music

 

 

Music Theory

 

Reading a Musical Score ~ Print out just the first page of this music score, and listen to the video as you study the whole music theory section.

 

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Score

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Video

 

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik is one of Mozart’s most popular pieces! The title is in German. It means A Little Night Music. Musicians in an orchestra each have their own sheet music telling them how to play their part. The conductor’s music is called a score. It contains all the parts of all the musicians so he or she may assist them in learning their parts. The conductor, or maestro, is the leader who you see standing in the front of the orchestra waving his arms around. (Sounds sort of silly, doesn’t it? But we’ll learn why he does this later.) The score can tell us many things! Try to find these things on the first page.

 

What is the title of the piece?  Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade in G)

What tempo (speed) in the piece? Allegro (fast)

How many parts are there? 5

What instruments are needed? Look close ~ the answer is located at two places:

the 4th line contains two parts “Violincello e Basso” or Cello and Bass;

and under the title it says, “fur zwei violinen, viola, violincello, und contrabass”

  ~ 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, and Bass ~ the string family

What is the Kochel listing number? KV 525

When was it written? August 10, 1787

                        What is the dynamic (volume) to be played? f = forte = loud

 

In Mozart Finds a Melody, find the page with the musical score in the background picture. Look for the instruments in his score ~ flauto, oboe, fagotto, corno, violino, viola, violoncello and basso. Why aren’t the instruments written in English? Music printed in different countries may have words in another language. At the time his music was composed, many composers used the Italian language because Italy was a leader in composition and music theory. In modern music, composers still use Italian words for some things no matter what their 1st language is so that it can be understood by musicians all around the world. You probably already know a few words. The instrument we call piano was first called ‘pianoforte’ because it had the capability of playing soft (piano) or loud (forte)! The instruments listed in the book score in English are: flute, oboe, bassoon, horn, violin, viola, cello and bass.
 

Instruments of the Orchestra

Mozart played many instruments, but his best instruments were the violin and pianoforte. In the book, Mozart Finds a Melody, you will find pictures of many instruments if you hunt through the book. Here are some that I found: violin, viola, cello, string bass, horns (curved and straight), clarinet, reed flute, bassoon, bass drum (implied on score page), the voice, the clavier family – harpsichord, piano, organ (Wolfgang played the organ pedals by standing on his tiptoes at a young age!) Research instruments and orchestras.
 

Instrument Families of the Orchestra from DSO

Instrument Storage Room from NYP
 

Nature’s Music

Music is everywhere around us! Mozart’s singing bird inspired him to compose the music in the story. He worked other sounds into his composition, too. Listen to the everyday sounds around you. What kinds of interesting sounds do you hear that could be made into a song? Birds whistling, crickets chirping, dog or wolf howling, cat singing, wind blowing, leaves rustling; … I made a list of sounds that fit every element of music.

 

someone running or walking                                       tempo (speed)

gentle rain or thunder                                                  dynamics (volume of sound)

birds singing                                                                melody (tune of a song)

frogs croaking                                                             harmony (background notes)

woodpecker tapping                                                   rhythm (duration, beat, pattern)

everything!                                                                  tone color (types of sounds) 

men, women, and children’s voices                           pitch (high or low)

 

Listen to the sound clips of nature from Microsoft. Listen to things around you whether inside or outside. Try to think of how the sounds you hear could be made into a song. Try to write one for every element of music in the mini book.

 


Math
 

Music and math share many similarities. Musicians use counting, adding, whole numbers and fractions, multiplying and dividing, formulas, measurements, and comparisons of length. Even when playing a scale (notes ascending or descending one note at a time), or chords (groups of notes played together), math skills are necessary.

 

Notes in a song are different durations or lengths. Musicians know how long to play each note by the type of note it is. The notes are arranged into small groups called measures within the piece of music, and are divided by bar lines. The measures and bar lines help musicians count the length of each note in order to make the song sound like it should, and also to play together with other musicians.  The combination of different valued notes put together is called the rhythm of the piece.

 

Something silly to try ~ sing one of your favorite songs. Then sing the same song but make all the notes the same length or mixed up lengths. Does it sound the same? Sing the song with another person, but sing it at different speeds or with different rhythms at the same time. Do you see why it is important for musicians to use math?

 

Rhythmic Note Values. ~ Duration of notes depends on many things. Use the Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Score for this lesson.

 

 

A half note looks like a small circle or oval also, but it has a line that goes up on the right, or down on the left. The stem changes the value of the note. It is only played for 2 beats. Can you find half notes in the score? Yes ~ 16 of them on measures 11, 12, 15, and 16!

 

 

·         How many flags does it have on top? The second and fourth notes of the basso part are eighth notes. They are played for ½ of a beat. Look for the little flag that is attached to the end of the stem. They look fancy when there is only one of them. When there is more than one, you will see what looks like a line of quarter notes attached with a line at the end of the stem. The first four notes in the second measure are 8th notes. Value of notes are cut in half or divided by 2 every time a flag is added to the note. You will find some 16th notes in the violin II part in the 5th measure. See how they have two flags at the top? They are only ¼ of a beat!

 

·         Is there a dot after the note on the right side? A dot after a note adds extra value to the note. Remember I said musicians use mathematical formulas? Don’t worry, you don’t have to find the perimeter of a whole note, but when using a dot, a little calculation is in order.

 

“The Dotted Note Formula”

Take the value of the original note + half the value of that note = the value of the dotted note

Value + ½ Value = Value of Dotted Note

Try one:           If you had a dotted whole note ( O.), how many beats would it be played?

 

V          +          ½ V     =          VD

O         +          .          =          O.

                       

                                    4          +          2          =          6

 

            “The Dotted Note Formula” – try some more in these mini books.

 

The third note in the 6th, 7th, and 8th measures of the violin I part are dotted quarter notes. Be careful not

to be confused with staccato notes that are played in a detached style. Staccato notes have a dot

written on top or underneath of them. An example is in measure 10, 1st two notes of violin I.

 

            The values of the notes in 4/4 meter (time signature) are:

 

Whole Note = 4 beats                         Dotted Whole Note = 6

Half Note = 2 beats                             Dotted Half Note = 3 beats

Quarter Note = 1 beat                         Dotted Quarter Note = 1 ½ beats

Eighth Note = ½ beat                          Dotted Eighth Note = ¾ beat

Sixteenth Note = ¼ beat                     Dotted Sixteenth Note = 3/8 beat

Thirty-second Note = 1/8 beat            Dotted Thirty-second Note = 3/16 beat

 

 

2                                  3                                  4

4                                  4                                  4

 

The top number represents the amount of beats that belong in each measure. Notes and rests are

assigned an amount of beats. Beats can be fast or slow, but are usually steady throughout a piece.

The bottom number represents the type of note that receives one beat. In most songs, a quarter note

plays for one beat. The 4 on the bottom of the time signature notates this. All notes values change if the

bottom number of the time signature is different. We have to use music math again! If a 2 is on the

bottom, divide all the regular values in half. If an 8 is on the bottom, multiply all the values by 2.

 

            What is a Time Signature? ~ Answers: The numbers at the beginning of a piece of music that

tell the beats per measure and note values. Bottom: A 4 on the bottom tells you that every

quarter note receives one beat. Top: The top number is the amount of beats per measure. 4/4

~ 4 on top, 1 on bottom.     


 

Art
 

Music and Art

Sometimes listening to music can give us certain feelings, actions, or pictures in our mind. In the movies, Fantasia and Fantasia 2000, Disney artists created cartoon pictures to music. Some of them have nothing to do with what the composer had in mind, but the artists used their imaginations while they were listening, and drew what they ‘saw’ in their minds. Give it a try - while listening to Mozart’s music, draw a picture of whatever it makes you think of. Try it with another piece. Are the colors and designs the same as the first one?

 

Neo-Classical Art Characteristics
Art during Mozart’s life had style changes similar to music. The period was called the neo-classical period in  art. The prefix “neo” refers to something new or recent. Classical refers to something from classical Greek or Roman times, therefore, neoclassical = new classics. Artists from France and England led the pack, but all of western Europe embraced the techniques. Johann J. Winckelmann, a German art historian, labeled the most significant essentials of classical art as “noble simplicity and calm grandeur.” Other characteristics of new-classical art are:

 

·     gentle, calm, light colors

 

Artist of the Classical Period – pick an artist from the classical period and write a few notes or an essay about the person. 


Cooking

Enjoy cooking some of the dishes that are favorites in Austria! Mozart would have eaten some of these same foods in his home country. There are recipes for 3 meals for the day. Try them out! Remember to put pictures of you and your meals in the pocket. Sources of the recipes are on the cards if you would like to search for more. Blank recipe cards are included.

 

Breakfast:       Palatschinken – Pancakes

Kaiserschmarrn – Emporer’s Omlette

Lunch:             Supe Paprika – Paprika Soup

Topfenkolatsche - Cheese Danish

Dinner:                        Wiener Schnitzel - Viennese Meat

Kartoffel Salat – Potato Salad

Wiener Apfelstrudel – Viennese Apple Strudel

 

Austrian Recipe Cards & Pocket

 

 


Just for Fun
 

The Sound of Music

Everyone is familiar with this true classic story about the Von Trapp Family! It has been written in books, set to music in the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, and filmed as one of the greatest movies ever. The Von Trapp family shares the same hometown as the Mozart family. Their full story is very interesting ~ check it out sometime!

 

Musical Salzburg Family

            What? a very musical family

Who? The Von Trapp Family

            When? The years around World War II (1927 – 1940’s)

            Where? Salzburg, Austria
            Why? George Von Trapp declined naval duty for the 3rd Reich; family moved to Vermont, USA

            How? started with nothing in America; toured and performed music for over 20 years to earn their living

 

Learn more about Austrian Folk Music and complete the mini book, if desired.

 

Austrian Folk Music Video


Extras:

 

CDs / Tapes:

Mozart’s Magic Fantasy by Classic Kids

Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage by Classic Kids

 

Links 
 

~Music Games ~ Time Machine, Beethoven’s Baseball, Meyerson Squares, Music Match, Color a Picture, Composer’s Keyboard, Conductor Jump, Hangman, Word Match, Letter Scramble – Learn and have fun at the same time!

~More Music Printables at Pam's Blog!

 

~Composer Time Machine 

 

~Online Musical Games http://games.pppst.com/music.html

 

~Several wonderful composer and instrument materials at Homeschool Share

 

~Let’s Go, Mozart! Teacher Resource Kit 

 

~We found much information about Mozart’s life and world events at the “Mozart Project”