Sunday, January 23, 2011
Free Young Children's Music History Literature Unit: Chopin
From Project Gutenberg: Chopin, The Story of the Boy Who Made Beautiful Melodies, by Thomas Tapper, 1917. Free and in public domain.
HOW TO USE THIS BOOK
THIS book is one of a series known as the CHILD'S OWN BOOK OF GREAT MUSICIANS, written by Thomas Tapper, author of "Pictures from the Lives of the Great Composers for Children," "Music Talks with Children," "First Studies in Music Biography," and others.
The sheet of illustrations included herewith is to be cut apart by the child, and each illustration is to be inserted in its proper place throughout the book, pasted in the space containing the same number as will be found under each picture on the sheet. It is not necessary to cover the entire back of a picture with paste. Put it only on the corners and place neatly within the lines you will find printed around each space. Use photographic paste, if possible.
After this play-work is completed there will be found at the back of the book blank pages upon which the child is to write his own story of the great musician, based upon the facts and questions found on the previous pages.
The book is then to be sewed by the child through the center with the cord found in the enclosed envelope. The book thus becomes the child's own book.
This series will be found not only to furnish a pleasing and interesting task for the children, but will teach them the main facts with regard to the life of each of the great musicians—an educational feature worth while.
More by Thomas Tapper here: Mozart, Haydn, Bach, Schubert, and Beethoven