New Multimedia Resource Engages Children with Classical Music

New Multimedia Resource Engages Children with Classical Music

How do you get children to engage with classical music? An extensive new multimedia classroom resource called Classical Destinations Educational may have the answer!

CDE is a unique multimedia classroom music resource on DVD and CD-ROM for 10 –14 year olds in middle and lower secondary schools. It provides an innovative and interactive route into the sounds and styles of western classical music, bringing music from different times and places to life and to flourish in a classroom environment.

It combines specially commissioned high-definition films on DVD shot in the historic corners of Europe where the composers lived and worked with a wide range of innovative learning materials, conceived and presented in an interactive environment on a CD-ROM.

The series contains hours of stunning quality video, lots of interactive music scores, quizzes and challenges, and hundreds of printed materials for teachers and their pupils. There are six packs available (exploring the composers of Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Russia and Scandinavia), each providing up to 13 hours of classroom activities and, with school-copying rights included, offering fantastic value for money!

CDE has been written by UK teachers. Based around the National Curriculum structure of performing, composing and appraising, and, underpinned at each stage by clear Learning Outcomes, it provides a compelling curriculum resource.

Back To School Special Offer!
CDE packs are now available at the specially reduced price of £30+VAT (individual packs - RRP £40+VAT) or as a complete box set of 6 packs at £150 (RRP £200+VAT).

Talking about the project, publisher Stephen Richards (Motif Media Ltd) said: "Without wanting to overstate this, just occasionally in a lifetime one is presented with an opportunity to really make a difference. What I and my team have done is to take hours of wonderful new high-definition film specially shot in Europe's historic cultural centres, and to marry them with a technology-rich interactive curriculum that all children will be able to relate to. The end result is one of the most ambitious classroom music resources ever developed. In my role as an educational publisher, I really feel that Classical Destinations Educational will help classroom teachers to do a great job and to move children's understanding of music to a new level”.

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