Need easy sub plans or a quick minilesson to introduce students to a new composer? These low tech or no tech printables allow you to introduce students to Julia Perry, an inspirational African-American composer of the mid-20th century. Perry combined modern neo-classical techniques with inspiration from African-American spirituals to create her own unique sound different from anything your students will have heard before.
Students will read about Julia Perry (mini bio included), answer comprehension questions, and make connections to her life. Listen to Perry’s “Homunculus, C.F. for 10 percussionists” and follow along with a listening map and SQUILT worksheet. You can easily fill up a whole class with low stress on a sub (or yourself)!
This product includes:
- colorful poster
- coloring sheet
- composer biography
- comprehension questions
- drawing page – connecting to the composer
- listening map
- SQUILT sheet / listening worksheet for “Homunculus, C.F. for 10 percussionists”
Students’ completed worksheets make a great bulletin board display!