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Do you know that teaching the history of music or teaching about different eras in music, should not be boring and difficult to implement idea. 


It can be a really fun idea filled with activities that kids are going to love and beg you to repeat. 

In this post, I have included a Preview to my online history of music (Medieval to Modern), online unit study. 

Remember, it doesn’t have to stop there. 

Read through this post to learn 11 really innovative ideas that you can implement today to take your kids learning to the next level. 

These ideas include hands on and hands off ideas, field trip ideas, research activities and much more. 

Since I like to use examples when explaining things, for the sake of this post let’s say your era of choice is the Medieval era in music. 

Ready? Then, let’s get started. 


Field Trip Ideas

  • Go to the museum, which I would think would be an obvious choice given the lesson, and look for different artefacts, weapons, scrolls and more that come from the Medieval times, from around the world.
  • Take them to the library and borrow books on the history, culture, clothes, entertainment, art, poetry, literature from the Medieval era.
  • Go to a live concert that depicts the era, if you live in and around Toronto, look out for discounted tickets to the Medieval Times, dinner and show.

Research Activties

  • Ask older kids to pick a country and then research important historic events that took place in the Medieval era during that specific country.
  • Help younger children create a short presentation about music, instruments and composers of the Medieval era. 
  • Ask kids to compose their own Medieval tune, lyric, limerick or something similar.
  • Put together a Medieval play (a short one), ask kids to write the story, and the screen play and make sure the language is in keeping with the times.

Hands On Activities

  • Learn about food that was common during those times and try to improvise a Medieval menu at home.
  • Learn about how clothes and fabric was made in those times, and have kids improvise or at least design an item of clothing, either for themselves, a younger sibling or even a doll.
  • Read up on different herbs, plants and other ingredients used as medicines during the era and see how many of them we use to date.

Further Study

  • Encourage older kids to research, transportation, health, housing, clothing, political, social and economic systems during the Medieval times, in one specific region of the world.

Please remember, you don’t have to do all of the above exercises with your kids. 

Instead just pick the ones that you think they will enjoy the most and will be ideal for them, given their age and ability and just focus only on those exercises. 

So what do you think? 

Which one of the above will you be implementing first? 

Karen Cadera

Karen Cadera


Mom, Teacher, Minimalist, Zero Waste Enthusiast, Multi Pod.

This program reminded me (and allowed me to teach my son) how to read music. To me, that was the most important thing that we learned together. Of course, it was very rewarding for me to watch my son play the piano with both hands at the same time, while reading sheet music. His favorite parts of the course were actually playing the songs and doing the worksheets provided.

Carrie M.

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