Timberdoodle Review: A Young Scholar's Guide to Composers

I am a singer.
So- I love music.
However, I have never truly had the opportunity 
to fully explore different 
classical composers before,
so the idea of teaching a subject like this
to my kiddos is kinda daunting.

Therefore, when Timberdoodle gave me the
opportunity to review...
Melissa E. Craig and Maggie S. Hogan
Bright Ideas Press,
I was super-excited!

This program includes:

*32 Weekly Lessons
(That's a full year of music curriculum!)

*26 Bios of Famous Composers
(They are not boring-

*6 Eras of Music Explained
(If it ain't "baroque," don't fix it!)

*Easy-to-Use Comparative Timeline
(I like the little "tombstones" that they include
on the timeline to signify a composer's death-
is that a little morbid?)

*Easy-to-Use Maps
(Haven't you every wondered if Vivaldi 
and Bach could have been neighbors? :0)

*Composer Info Cards and Game 
(Watch out UNO!)

*Note-Taking Pages
(Yes, it is fill in the blanks...)

(Well, we need to see if you've been
paying attention!)

*Answer Keys
(In case us parents weren't paying as 
close of attention...*AHEM*)

*Listening Suggestions
(I mean, what is a composer study
without MUSIC?)

*Intricate Coloring Pages
(A little something to work on while
listening to the classics...)

*Resource Books
(For when you are inspired
to learn more about a
composer or his music.)


A typical section is set up into 3-5 sessions,
letting you focus on one composer 
for a week.

I love, love, LOVE that each composer lesson
is tied to a timeline that also focuses on the different
musical eras,
and that you are emcouraged to listen to the same
musical selection all week.

HOWEVER, my kiddos are still a tad young
to do this study independently,
so I will definately be using this curriculum
at a snail's pace.

I would recommend this study for kiddos anywhere
from 5th-9th grade,
and it can of course be adapted and used
with age groups both above and below 
this recommendation.


For only $31.50,
you can purchase this entire year's worth
of quality curriculum by clicking HERE.

To read what others had to say about this 
just click HERE.

And- last but not least-
make certain to head on over to
Timberdoodle's site 
(by clicking HERE)
to check out TONS of other quality
Homeschooling products,
like all their other
Homeschooling Music Resources...


Disclaimer:  I received this product free for my
open and honest review.
I was not compensated in any other way.

    1 comment:

    1. Wow- that sounds really cool. about the tombstones- I don't think it is morbid. I had 5th graders create a Revolutionary War grave yard. They studied a hero and designed the tombstones. They loved it!