Middle school is tough.
I like to teach art and music along with history from year 1 and we cycle through every 4 years, digging deeper each cycle.
This unit was our 3rd time through for my eldest.
How I teach art and music:
- Fundamentals, Theory, Vocabulary
- Practicing and/or Performing
We listened to Haydn’s Farewell Symphony.
It was part of our classical history studies with Tapestry of Grace Year 2 and the book was on the girls’ list of reading, but we read it together as a family and was delighted and then I found the whole symphony on YouTube. It is magnificent.
Liz finally broke out her acrylics and painted this as she listened:
She loves abstract art.
I love her representation of the musicians’ candles. She explained which parts of her painting meant which emotion from the symphony.
We often create and complete notebooking pages with music and art.
Check out these great Haydn notebooking pages.
We love Productive Homeschooling for all our main notebooking needs.