Aretha Franklin Teacher Resources
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From Sacred to Secular: Exploration of Vocal Styles/Crossing between styles - Lesson 2
Learners identify some of Aretha Franklin's vocal qualities and techniques. They have a discussion of styles of music they heard on the video, including gospel, jazz, pop, rhythm and blues, and opera.
7th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads
Say It Loud!: A Celebration Of Black Music In America - Gospel Beginnings
Students identify musical characteristics of gospel and sing a gospel selection. They practice the call and response technique. After going through individual parts, they sing the entire song with piano accompaniment.
9th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 21 Downloads
Students explore and discuss why Aretha Franklin's song "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" has been so popular over the years. They survey a variety of definitions and perceptions of what truly respect is and how one shows respect to others as well as how one can feel as though they are respected in general.
4th - 7th Language Arts 41 Views 140 Downloads
Alicia Keys, Songs in A Minor
How do a person's musical preferences influence the way they compose music of their own? Learners analyze the sound and lyrics of Alicia Keys in relation to musicians that came before. Jazz, blues, and soul music from the past are shown to shine through music of the present.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 68 Downloads
Only boys like Rock n' Roll. That's not so! Eighth graders consider the origin of rock music as well as some associated stereotypes. They discuss who listens to rock music, when it originated, and then they analyze some current pop lyrics. Great teaching notes are included.
8th Visual & Performing Arts 34 Views 67 Downloads
New Review Student Workbook: Reading Comprehension
Teach your class five reading strategies to help them with reading informational texts and literary texts. This packet, designed to help learners prepare for the CAHSEE, provides specific strategies that could be used to help prepare for the test, and to help build reading skills.
5th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Say It Loud!: A Celebration Of Black Music In America - Episode 3: Can I Get A Witness
Young scholars identify many genres of music that influenced gospel and study examples of gospel music. They explain that gospel music is sacred and is usually performed with sincerity, dignity, and passion with vocal improvisation.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Understanding the Music of the Civil Rights Movement
Learners examine protest music and songs from the Civil Rights movement. In this music of the Civil Rights era lesson, students listen to selected music before working in groups to determine who the music was directed at, what social ills the lyrics were addressing, and what affect the music had.
11th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 23 Views 122 Downloads
Students create and present an itinerary for a trip. In this travel activity, students list ideas of travel experiences for their country. Students then pretend they are taking a trip to Michigan and read an example letter for their trip. Students chart the activities for the trip.
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Rockin’ the World: Rock and Roll and Social Protest in 20th Century America
Students explore protest songs. In this interdisciplinary lesson, students examine issues-based music by summarizing lyrics and revealing inferences, generalizations, conclusions, and points of view found in the songs.
7th - 12th Language Arts 16 Views 166 Downloads