Music History - The Romantic Period

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Grade Level
High School
Length of Time
1 hour

In this lesson, students will write an essay about a specific topic in the Romantic Period.


Students will learn:
To research information about the Romantic Period in music
To write down important facts
To write an essay about a specific topic in the Romantic Period.

Materials Needed

Music History book or Internet for research
Note cards to write down important facts
Pencils and Erasers
Pens and Whiteouts
Notebook Paper for final essay


First, students will gather information about the Romantic Period of music.

Then, they will select a specific topic in the Romantic Period such as the Early Romantic Era or Late Romantic Era.

After that, they will write an essay on the topic they chose.

The research and writing the essay will take longer than one hour. You can split the lesson into two class periods.

You can also have the students do their research at home and write the paper in class.


You can grade the students on their essay and the important facts about the topic they chose.

You can also grade them on the organization of their essay, sentence structure, paragraph structure, grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

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