Skip to main content

Ambleside Composer & Artist Fun: Free Chopin Printable Mini-Book, Art Prints PDF

(free downloadable Delacroix art prints PDF at the end of this post!)

image It’s March!  Precisely one month ahead of the Ambleside Online composer schedule (because we started one month early), we’re moving on to our next composer:  Frederic Chopin. 

Most apropos, because, as it turns out, it’s his (202nd) birthday!!!

album 002  Chopin is our third composer (after Beethoven and Vivaldi), so we’re starting to get the hang of this thing, and I plan to make up a CD of Chopin music I have accumulated within the next couple of days.

There’s a wonderful, simple,old-fashioned kids’ book available (written by Thomas Tapper) for download from Project Gutenberg, but I couldn’t find a PDF version, and frankly, the formatting was horrible. 

album 001So I have taken the liberty of swiping the (public-domain) text and pictures and formatting it all as a nice, printable 14-page booklet, including a Chopin notebooking page (with one illustration, and boxes for 2 more child-drawn pictures – one small, one large).   Download it from my general-studies downloads page here.  (scroll down to find it)

UPDATE:  This was so easy and fun to do that I have also created similar books for Beethoven and Mozart!  Find them on the same downloads page.

image

Here are a few more Chopin resources, for anyone doing Ambleside or just looking to do a composer study!

  • Printable Biography & word search from MakingMusicFun
  • Classics for Kids – 6-minute radio show about Chopin
  • ClassicalArchives, a paid site, is offering a (limited-time?) free Chopin concert on their home page (look for the words “Classical Intro: FREE Concerts” on the right-hand side).

If you know of any other great composer resources for Chopin, feel free to pop them in the Comments section below!

Artist update!

Finally, this is a package of assorted pictures for Picture Study with this term’s artist, Eugene Delacroix.  I’m not 100% sure we’re going to start picture study, but at least now I’ll have the prints.  The first page is a self-portrait, and the second page, Girl Seated in a Cemetery, is not on the Ambleside list, but included because it was the only one I could easily find a colouring page for online (found on the last page).  All other pages are from the Ambleside Art Prints Yahoo group, but I removed the first one for modesty reasons.

Popular posts from this blog

לימודי קודש/Limudei Kodesh Copywork & Activity Printables

Welcome to my Limudei Kodesh / Jewish Studies copywork and activity printables page.  As of June 2013, I am slowly but surely moving all my printables over to 4shared because Google Docs / Drive is just too flaky for me. What you’ll find here: Weekly Parsha Copywork More Parsha Activities More Chumash / Tanach Activities Yom Tov Copywork & Activities Tefillah Copywork Pirkei Avos / Pirkei Avot Jewish Preschool Resources Other printables! For General Studies printables and activities, including Hebrew-English science resources and more, click here . For Miscellaneous homeschool helps and printables, click here . If you use any of my worksheets, activities or printables, please leave a comment or email me at Jay3fer “at” gmail “dot” com, to link to your blog, to tell me what you’re doing with it, or just to say hi!  If you want to use them in a school, camp or co-op setting, please email me (remove the X’s) for rates. If you just want to say Thank You, here’s a

Hebrew/ עברית & English General Studies Printables

For Jewish Studies, including weekly parsha resources and copywork, click here . If you use any of my worksheets, activities or printables, please leave a comment or email me at Jay3fer “at” gmail “dot” com, to link to your blog, to tell me what you’re doing with it, or just to say hi!  If you want to use them in a school, camp or co-op setting, please email me (remove the X’s) for rates. If you enjoy these resources, please consider buying my weekly parsha book, The Family Torah :  the story of the Torah, written to be read aloud – or any of my other wonderful Jewish books for kids and families . English Worksheets & Printables: (For Hebrew, click here ) Science :  Plants, Animals, Human Body Math   Ambleside :  Composers, Artists History Geography Language & Literature     Science General Poems for Elemental Science .  Original Poems written by ME, because the ones that came with Elemental Science were so awful.  Three pages are included:  one page with two po

Ancient Auction Secret: If Chinese auctions are racist, why do Jews love them so much?

Ah, Jews, Jews, Jews, Jews.  You sure do love your Chinese auctions, don’t you? It seems that even in an era of political correctness, within certain circles, this term just will not die . And frankly, I’m mortified. I’m not Chinese, but I have family who is Chinese.  Some are Korean, as well.  I guess this makes us more ethnically diverse than many Jews, but I suspect most Jewish families are moving in this direction.  Still.  Even if we don’t know a single Chinese person, we should still stop calling it that. First of all… is it actually racist to call it a Chinese auction? I figured I’d let Chinese people decide.  But when I turned to Google to find out how Chinese people feel about Chinese auctions, what I found was mostly… nothing.  Silence.  I did find some debate (presumably among non-Chinese people) over whether it was too far in the direction of political correctness to refer to these as a “silent auction” or (as in some parts of the States) a “tricky tray.”  (Ok