Khachaturian, A Musical Lesson, Activities & Printable Worksheets


You may not recognize his name right off, but it’s highly likely you have heard something that Aram Khachaturian has written. One of his most famous pieces is the Sabre Dance from the ballet Gayane but you might have heard his piece Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia from the ballet Spartacus featured in the movie Ice Age: The Meltdown.

This lesson will delve into the history of Aram Khachaturan – his life and accomplishments. Students will learn about several of his most famous pieces, the geography of Georgia (Khachaturian’s birth country) as well as where Khachaturian got his inspiration from and more!!!

There are many video and audio links, printable worksheets, over 20 activities and pictures of Khachaturian and his memorials. This is the perfect lesson and activity for older elementary school children, junior high students, high school students and teachers as well as home schooling. Each video clip is between 2 minutes to 2.5 hours long. The lesson could take an 1 hour or longer. Depending on the activity or activities you choose they could take up to several days to complete.


Lesson includes:

  • Khachaturian’s Life History with pictures
  • History of the Sabre Dance with several video and audio links
  • History of Toccata in E flat minor with several video and audio links
  • History of the Masquerade Suite with several video and audio links
  • Information and pictures about Khachaturian’s legacy
  • Audio and video links of some of Khachaturian’s most famous compositions
  • Activities
    • Geography activities
    • Literature activities
    • Language Arts activities
    • Writing prompts
    • Music activities
    • Visual Art activities
  • Printable Worksheets
    • Khachaturian Worksheet – questions about his life
    • All About Georgia (the country) Research Worksheet in color and black & white
    • Fill in the blank map of the country of Georgia Worksheet
    • Write New Lyrics: Twinkle Twinkle Worksheet
    • Write New Lyrics: Mary Had a Little Lamb Worksheet
    • Create a Postage Stamp Worksheet
    • Color the Aram Khachaturian Statue in Moscow Worksheet
    • Khachaturian Art Worksheet
    • Folk Tune Art Worksheet
    • Color the Flag of George Worksheet
    • Write a Folk Tale Worksheet in color and black & white
  • Over 30 full page images of Khachaturian, his memorials and his life
  • Answer key
  • Book Resources