African popular music Teacher Resources
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Dance: African Drumming
Learners evaluate the messages in music. In this communication through music lesson, students listen to various musical selections and determine the message being conveyed in the song. Then, learners create their own message as they pretend to be drummers in an African village.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 45 Downloads
Interpreting Selected Works of Art from the 20th Century African-American Experience
Students examine pieces of art by African-American artists in the 20th Century. For each piece, they are shown slides of the artwork and others by the artist to identify the techniques used. In groups, they discuss and research the time period in which the art was produced to end the lesson.
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 21 Downloads
200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons
Upper graders explore pop culture and pop music as a forum for female role models. They explore women who have currently contributed to our pop world and why they could be considered role models. They each interview a woman in their lives, asking questions about their female role model.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 29 Downloads
The African-American Experience in the 20th Century through the Art and Life of Jacob Lawrence and the Novels of Bruce Brooks a
Students attempt to answer how African-American, Latino, and white students address race relations in the United States in the future.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 14 Downloads
Celebrating African American/Black Leaders in History: Their Religions and Their Legacy
Kick-start Black History Month with a fantastic resource that blends a study of prominent African American leaders in history with information on different religions. Beginning with a brainstorm and then leading into a collaborative timeline activity, your class members will break into groups and read and research the biographical and historical information of such noteworthy figures as Malcolm X, Sojourner Truth, and Dr.
6th - 12th Language Arts 159 Views 123 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Trey and Dave go to Africa: Music
Trey from Phish and Dave from the Dave Mathews Band took a trip to Africa to explore music, culture, and history. Your class watches this episode from VH1's Music Studio to understand how African culture and music have influenced modern American artists.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 25 Views 47 Downloads
Students investigate the African American culture in the 1920's and the Harlem Renaissance. They read and analyze poems written by poets of the Harlem Renaissance, listen to jazz music and identify the characteristics of the music, and answer a discussion question.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 44 Views 120 Downloads
My Mask, My Voice
Students create a three-dimensional mask. In this people of African descent lesson, students examine masks and observe the elements the artists used to create the mask. Students produce their own mask representing various facial expressions to display emotion.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
20th Century American Art
See the changes, controversy, and innovations that define postwar American art. The onset of the modern art era in American history is well-defined in this slide-show. You'll see how Abstract Expressionism shifted into conceptual, pop, and performance art.
12th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 17 Views 22 Downloads
Music in West Africa
High schoolers explore power and the symbols of power in West African music. They discuss the music of West Africa and compare it to African American music of today. In addition, they investigate musical instruments of Africa, identify the characteristics of drumming and mud cloth, and study the art of narrative story-telling.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 51 Downloads
Jazz Scenes of the Harlem Renaissance
High schoolers identify and connect themes of selected nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and art to Harlem Renaissance jazz. They compare and contrast historical and fictionalized versions of the jazz scenes of the Harlem Renaissance. They describe the impact of jazz on African-American literature of the Harlem Renaissance.
9th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 49 Downloads
Learners examine the relationship of today's pop vocal music and other American vocal genres. They describe distinguishing characteristics of representative music genres and styles from a variety of cultures. After listening to short examples of CD's and tapes, students engagee in a classroom discussion about pop vocal groups from each decade from the nineties going back to the forties.
3rd - 12th Language Arts 32 Views 128 Downloads
Our Side of the Story: African Americans Share Their Experiences of Slavery
Seventh graders listen to a variety of folktales sharing experiences of slavery. As a class, they compare and contrast reading a story and telling a story. They participate in a role play activity to discover the journey of a slave and reflect on the activity in their journal.
7th Language Arts 9 Views 80 Downloads