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Pages
14 Pages
Subject
Music
Languages
English
Product
Digital
Grade
3rd, 4th, 5th
Resource Type
Worksheets
Standard
Not standard specific

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Beethoven Lives Upstairs by Barbara Nichol is a complex story. My lesson has sixteen links to increase background knowledge about Beethoven, deafness, music, and writing. I especially like how this story features writing: long distance correspondence, face-to-face communication with a deaf person, and musical expression. Between September 1822 and March 1825, a young boy named Christoph corresponds with his Uncle Karl. Christoph is struggling to cope with Beethoven's peculiar behavior. But, as Christoph reads Uncle Karl's letters, he comes to admire Beethoven's musical genius, understand his unusual behavior, and feel compassion for his struggles. Scott Cameron's illustrations lure us back to an era of great music appreciation.

There are three potential trigger warnings. First, Christoph introduces Beethoven as a madman (September 7, 1882). Second, Uncle Karl describes abusive behavior by Beethoven's father who "took to drink." (January 22, 1823). These may lead to sensitive conversations.

I did not find this story read aloud online.
Beethoven Lives Upstairs by Barbara Nichol is a complex story. My lesson has sixteen links to increase background knowledge about Beethoven, deafness, music, and writing. I especially like how this story features writing: long distance correspondence, face-to-face communication with a... more
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