Want to share some Baroque Music with your music class? here are a few ideas for a music class based on J.S. Bach. If you are creating a music lesson plan about baroque music then this may give you a few ideas.
Create a pretend profile for JS Bach on your favourite social networking site such as Facebook. Include “Basic Information” (Network, Birthday, Relationship Status, Religious Views), More “personal information” like work and education backround, And think about who Bach may have been connected with as “Friends” and finally you’ll want to add some “groups” that Bach may have belonged in. Finish it off with a photo found on the internet. If you don’t want to use Facebook you could always design a passport or other similar document for Bach.
Have a class discussion about what you would say if you could invite J.S. Bach to your house for a cup of tea. Make a list of three questions you would like to ask him about his life or the time in history that he lived. You could even choose a student to be J.S. Bach and answer questions from the rest of the class. For an extra special addition to this activity, have the class bring in some gingerbread or other traditional German snack to share.
Have the class do some research to find a art work on the internet that was painted in J.S. Bach’s era. You could discuss as a class the ways that the painting shows the Baroque styling of Bach’s music.