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Music History jeopardy is a great review game of this historic musical eras, types of music (oratorio, symphonic etc), composers and the music they wrote, time period dates, and fun facts about composers for grades five and up. This is a fun way to formatively assess students’ understanding of these music history concepts following the teaching of the unit. The categories include:

Musical Eras

Types of Music-(oratorio, symphonic, etc)

Who Wrote it? Composers and the music they wrote

Time Periods-Dates of musical time period eras

Fun Facts-Fun trivia questions about various composers from varying eras


I like to have my students play this in small groups with a white board. They discuss the questions as a team and then write down their final answer on their white board. When all groups are ready I have them hold up their boards so I can see what answer they chose. You could also vary it so that all students have their own white boards and play individually for formative assessment.

Music History Jeopardy

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