German composer George Frideric Handel is responsible for composing one of the best-known and most well-loved pieces in all of music, Messiah. Learn more about his life and his work with these FREE printables, resources, and ideas we’ve collected for you, and enjoy your own Handel Composer Study.
One of my favorite things about homeschooling is being able to incorporate the fine arts into our home. Studying about specific composers and listening to their music throughout the day has been such a fun and relaxing time in our homeschool. I thought it would be fun to do a series on some favorite composers!
The basic idea of composer study is this:
Pick a composer to study, read great books about him and listen to the music often! I also like to incorporate coloring sheets, worksheets and even notebooking while they are listening the the music. The Charlotte Mason way of composer study is usually to take an entire term to study one composer. That would be one composer every 9-12 weeks. I prefer to do one a month or one every 6 weeks, that’s just my preference.
This week is all about Handel!
Below is a list of printables, resources and ideas for you to use to create your own Handel Composer Study!
Lesson Plans, Printables and Unit Studies:
Handel Meet the Composer from Making Music Fun! There is a free printable music biography, create a writing assignment, word searches and other worksheets, and lots of free printable sheet music so your children can try to play Handel.
TLSBooks has a Music Worksheet Page with tons of free printables! Scroll down to Printable Music Books and you can instantly download a Handel composer book which includes a quiz and writing exercise. Instructions for printing and binding your book are in the file.
Maestro Classics has so many free unit study resources on Handel and Water Music:
History Curriculum Guide
Science Curriculum Guide
Geography Curriculum Guide
Language Arts Curriculum Guide
Art Curriculum Guide
Baroque Music Guide
Music – The Best of Handel:
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!