Mississippi Suite by Ferde Grofé, A Musical Lesson, Activities & Worksheets


Take a ride down the Mississippi River as Ferde Grofé describes it’s grandeur and adventures through music in his Mississippi Suite. Activities include guided listening and integrated learning through visual arts, language arts and dance.


Lesson includes:

  • Lesson plan about the Mississippi Suite by Ferde Grofé
  • Digital links to YouTube videos
  • About the composer Ferde Grofé (including pictures)
  • Facts & History about the Mississippi River
  • Facts about the Mississippi Wildlife
  • History of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Old Creole Days and Mardi Gras
  • Vocabulary
  • Lots of full page images
  • Several visual art, geography, dance, music and language arts activities
  • Printable worksheets:
    • Mississippi Suite Art Worksheet
    • Mississippi River Boat Coloring Worksheet
    • Mississippi River Map Worksheet
    • Mississippi River Map Coloring Worksheet
    • Huckleberry Finn Synopsis Worksheet
    • The Adventures Huckleberry Finn Writing Worksheet
    • Huckleberry Finn Poem Worksheet
    • Listen to Father of the Waters Worksheet
    • Listen to Huckleberry Finn Worksheet
    • Listen to Old Creole Days Worksheet
    • Listen to Mardi Gras Worksheet
    • Riverboat Cruise Travel Brochure Worksheet
    • Mississippi Suite Poems Worksheet
    • Mississippi Wildlife Worksheet
    • Father of the Waters Art Worksheet
    • Huckleberry Finn Art Worksheet
    • Old Creole Days Art Worksheet
    • Mardi Gras Art Worksheet

This is the perfect lesson and activity for older elementary school children and teachers. The the entire suite is about 13 minutes long (the movements are 3-5 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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