Here is a couple of ideas for a music lesson about Ralph Vaughan Williams. These ideas are taken from our printable music lesson plan product on the great composers.
Instruct the students:
“Imagine you are Vaughan Williams towards the end of his life and you have received a letter from a group of school students asking what you regard as your life’s greatest achievement. Write a letter of reply.”
Hold a class discuss on folk music. You may like to consider the following topics in your discussion:
Brainstorm a list of folk songs from your country. See how many you can think of in 2 minutes.
Choose one folk song from that list and discuss what it tells you about what life was like when it was written.
Extension Activity: Choose one major world event or development that occurred during the life time of Vaughan Williams and discuss how it may have effected or influenced him.