Some lesson ideas to learn about Chopin in the music class:

Work in groups to write a moving speech that could have been given at the burial of Chopin’s heart in the pillar of the Holy Cross Church in Warsaw, Poland. Include details about Chopin’s life and why his heart was brought back to Poland. Choose an appropriate piece of music from the Listening List below to accompany you as you read your speech to the class.

Extension Activity: Research the main characteristics of the Romantic and Classical style. Draw a table demonstrating the differences between the two in relation to style and historical context.

These are taken from our printable music lesson plan series of worksheets about the Great Composers.