Beethoven, A Musical Lesson, Activities, Worksheets & Slideshow


Many people have referred to Ludwig van Beethoven as a genius and with the amount of music he composed in his 57 years of life, he truly was magnificent! He composed over 722 works including 9 symphonies. However, beyond his name and the fact that he was a musician, what do your students know about this amazing man?

This lesson will delve into the history of Beethoven – his life and accomplishments. Students will learn about piano duels, Beethoven’s symphonies, how Beethoven is linked to World War II and the Voyager Spacecraft, where Beethoven got his inspiration from and more!!!

There are many video and audio links, printable worksheets, over 20 activities and pictures of Beethoven 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 1 hour & 20 minutes 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:

  • Beethoven’s Life History with pictures
  • History of piano duels and Beethoven’s most famous piano duel
  • Where Beethoven got his musical inspiration from
  • In Depth information on:
    • Symphony No 5 in C minor Op 67
      • It’s links to World War II
      • It’s link to outer space
    • Symphony No 9 in D minor Op 125
  • Information about and poetry for:
    • Adelaide
    • Ode to Joy
  • Beethoven’s 250th birthday celebration
  • Vocabulary list
  • Audio and video links of some of Beethoven’s most famous compositions
  • Activities
    • Art
    • Art History
    • Dance
    • Fashion in Beethoven’s time
    • The Golden Disc & Beethoven
    • Math using facts about Beethoven’s life
    • Music & the metronome
    • Secret codes with information about Morse code
    • Time Capsules
    • Writing prompts
  • Printable Worksheets
    • Guided listening music worksheets
    • Beethoven & Math
    • Beethoven 2 page worksheet – questions about Beethoven’s life
    • Beethoven’s Pastoral Art worksheet
    • Time Capsule worksheet
    • Your Golden Disc worksheet
    • Design a Golden Disc worksheet
    • Develop a Secret Code worksheet
    • Learn the Morse Code worksheet
    • Metronome Coloring worksheet
    • Inspiration in My Life worksheet
    • Secret Agent Story worksheet
    • Surprise Poem worksheet
    • Beethoven Coloring worksheet
  • Images of Beethoven, his memorials and his life
  • Answer key

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