Composer - Ludwig van Beethoven
Duration: 1 lesson
The following games are used for this exercise: the Museum, the composer Beethoven and the Quiz at the television studio.
The pupils will achieve the following skills:
"They will become acquainted with the life of composer Beethoven (1770-1827)
"They will become acquainted with the music composed by Beethoven
The pupils must get to know Beethoven on their own by reading about him and listening to Für Elise, composed by Beethoven, at the Museum behind his bust. The pupils must also listen to Beethoven talking about this life. The pupils will find Beethoven in the park.
Furthermore, the pupils must read the texts about composers. The texts can be found by clicking on the music stand with all the notes.
In the Quiz, they must answer questions about Beethoven. All questions deal with Beethoven.
If the pupils have made too many mistakes in the subgames, they can always return to the museum and read about/listen to everything again.
Launch the activity by writing on the blackboard:
"Log on to www.themusicgame.net. Go to the Museum and hear what the custodian has to say".
Instructions for the pupils
The custodian's speech
"Hi there! I'm happy to see you. We're having our annual spring cleaning here at the museum so I don't have much time to talk. But I hope that you're well.
By the way, I met Beethoven on my way to work. He's talking so loud that I can still hear him when I reach the museum. He's talking so loud because….no, I don't have time to talk. You must find out for yourself. You can read about Beethoven here at the museum. If you click on his bust - it's a kind of statue but only of his head and a bit of his chest - you can read a lot about him. You can also go see him and listen to him talking about his life. He also knows some pretty amusing stories. One day, he wanted to direct and play the piano at the same time and then he fell….No, here I go again. It's much better if you go see him.
Afterwards you should visit the television studio. They've a quiz about Beethoven today. But don't tell them that I sent you. Ha ha. See you! - no wait, you must also read about the composers. Click on the music stand with all the notes."
The custodian's note
Read about the composer Ludwig van Beethoven. You will find the texts by clicking on his bust. A bust is a kind of statue but only of his head and a bit of his chest. Also click on the music stand with all the notes. Here, you can find out what makes a composer.
Go to the Quiz. I have been told that they have a quiz about Beethoven today so you will have ample opportunities to earn some money.