Music Appreciation Book 1 Collection with USB

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The Music Appreciation Book 1 Collection includes: a Student Activity Book, Music & Lapbook USB, and all seven composer biographies.

Music Appreciation: Book 1 for the Elementary Grades will introduce children to seven different composers, dating from 1685 to 1828 (Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Paganini and Schubert). Each composer’s childhood and adult life are vividly described in individual biographies. Every important incident is mentioned and every detail of the stories is true. Each book contains written music and delightful pictures throughout. It is more than the human side of these books that will make them live, for in the music the great masters breathe.

This book includes a variety of hands-on activities such as: geography lessons, history lessons, recipes, instrument studies, music vocabulary, hand writing, musical facts of the Classical period, timelines, character trait studies, and so much more. Geared for a variety of learners—auditory, kinesthetic, visual, and just plain “active”—the Student Activity Book is an excellent companion to your reading experience. (We recommend you purchase an Activity Book for each student.)

  • Meets all of the national standards required for music appreciation (kindergarten - sixth grade.)

  • User- friendly for multi-age groups 

  • Geared for a variety of learners— visual, auditory and kinesthetic

  • Incorporates activities from across the curriculum 

 From the Preface:

Do you have a favorite musical composer? Can you hum along with popular classical pieces like Beethoven’s Fur Elise, Handel’s Messiah or Bach’s Minuet in G? It has been said that “A love of classical music is only partially a natural response to hearing the works performed, it also must come about by a decision to listen carefully, [and] to pay close attention...”  The heart of this series is to introduce children to classical music, and begin to instill within them a love and appreciation for this unique genre. We desire not only to encourage children to appreciate music, but to also motivate them to pursue music for themselves. Throughout this study, your student will meet the men who devoted their lives to composing and performing amazing pieces of music. They will be introduced to multiple songs by each composer, and learn to recognize these well-loved pieces. This two-year series is structured to be a thorough music appreciation program, with an introduction to music theory. It has been written to meet all of the national benchmarks required for music appreciation for kindergarten through sixth grade. It not only meets the national academic requirements, it opens up a new world of art and entertainment for your students.

Download a sample of the student book.

View the sample lapbook here.

5 Stars
Fantastic Program
I am blown away by the content of this program. The books are so well done, and interesting, and the provided activities are thoughtful and thorough. I am very pleased with the program- if you have younger kids you are trying to use this program with as well, make sure you pick up a coloring book for them- many of the workbook activities are best for older kids, so the coloring book helps round it out to include the whole family in the lessons.
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Reviewed by:  from MD. on 10/17/2014
5 Stars
So very happy that I purchased this program!
I was a bit hesitant to purchase this program due to the cost, but I'm so glad that I did. We are thoroughly enjoying the program. I love the variety of activities, reading, and music. They complement each other so well. We homeschool and begin each day listening to the music of the composer we are studying. It's a great way to begin the school day. This curriculum has really sparked an interest in music for my son. The program is well laid out and very easy to follow and pace. We truly hope that there will be a Music Appreciation Series 2 coming out in 2016!
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from California. on 9/15/2015
5 Stars
Love it!
I received this product for free but was encouraged to leave my honest review. I LOVED this curriculum. It is perfect for my first-grader but I imagine we will love doing it right up through elementary. The readers are very well-written and entertaining, as well. I love the musical CDs that accompany the course. My students’ favorite part of the curriculum by far is these “lap books.” I actually was not familiar with the lap book concept (gasp!) until seeing it here. You can do it for any subject, but Zeezok includes step-by-step instructions and handouts to create a lap book for each composer you study. The boys LOVED these projects.I cannot really imagine wanting to change anything about the music appreciation course. I will be using it for years, I'm sure.
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Reviewed by:  from NC. on 3/16/2016
4 Stars
Perfect for Busy Moms
The Music Appreciation Collection is fabulous. There is so much variety that kids of all ages will find something that interests them. I LOVE the Opal Wheeler biographies - they are just fabulous. The best part of this program is that it's all done for you. There's no need to waste time looking for activities, music, or books - it all here, collected for you. The most you'll have to do is gather some supplies and print lapbook pieces. Other than that, Zeezok has done all the work! Great series!
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Reviewed by:  from Canada. on 3/15/2016
5 Stars
Delightful and Simple
I received a free copy of the Music Appreciation Book 1 Collection to review and found it makes music appreciation simple. The biographies and music are included. All you need is to begin reading. Turn on the appropriate music track as you reach each score in the books. Everything you need to expand your studies is included as well. You have worksheets to discuss various instruments and musical periods. Suggested hands-on activities to add interest for the children. There's even a lapbook to create and review your musical studies. Zeezok made music appreciation both delightful and simple.
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Reviewed by:  from Washington State. on 3/15/2016

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