Grand Canyon Suite by Ferde Grofé, A Musical Lesson, Activities & Worksheets


The Grand Canyon is over 5 million years old. In 1958 Disney created an Academy Award Winning live action movie with Ferde Grofé’s Grand Canyon Suite as the background. Learn about its history, native people, the wildlife and its beauty through the music of Ferde Grofé. Activities include integrated learning through visual arts, geography, language arts and dance. There is also a chart that compares the of the Grand Canyon depth with several tall structures around the world.


Lesson includes:

  • Lesson plan about the Grand Canyon Suite by Ferde Grofé
  • Digital links to YouTube videos
  • About the composer Ferde Grofé (including pictures)
  • Disney’s Grand Canyon movie
  • Facts & History about the Grand Canyon
  • Lots of full page images
  • Several visual art, math, geography and language arts activities
  • Printable worksheets:
    • Grand Canyon Suite Art Worksheet
    • Visit Grand Canyon Travel Brochure Worksheet
    • Grand Canyon Quiz
    • Grand Canyon Height Comparison Chart Worksheet
    • Listen to Sunrise Musical Worksheet
    • Sunrise Worksheet
    • Listen to Painted Desert Musical Worksheet
    • Painted Desert Animal Adventure Worksheet
    • Listen to On the Trail Musical Worksheet
    • My Path on the Trail Worksheet
    • Listen to Sunset Musical Worksheet
    • Grand Canyon Sunset Worksheet
    • Listen to Cloudburst Musical Worksheet
    • Grand Canyon Cloudburst Worksheet
    • Grand Canyon Suite Poem Worksheet

This is the perfect lesson and activity for older elementary school children and teachers. The the entire suite is about 35 minutes long (the movements are 6-10 minutes each) and the lesson could take about 50 minutes. Depending on the activity or activities you choose they could take 15+ minutes to complete.


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