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The sounds of the past echo through art and our social understanding. Will the sounds of today echo into the future? Learners discuss the cultural and social impact of music, then analyze the art on an African Drum. They develop arguments which they use as they write letters describing why 21st century musical objects should be included in an art museum in the future.
Students study classical music and learn about competitions as well as musical careers. For this music study lesson, students read about the Klein String Competition and the importance of competitions in shaping musical careers. Students listen to classical music pieces and analyze the pieces. Students review music terminology, research the history of the violin family, and write a short report about the topic.
Sixth graders discover different careers in music. In this career exploration activity, 6th graders explore four different categories of music careers: music education, music performance, music business and music therapy. Students create a presentation for the class on the career they chose to research.
Students listen to popular music of the 50's and 60's to make literature connections to The Outsiders. For this popular culture lesson, students evaluate and analyze various songs and connect them with the themes in the literature related to social ostracism, forbidden love, and friendship. Students then select a modern song that embodies one of these themes and write up an analysis of the lyrics.
Middle schoolers will identify several professions in the healthcare field along with the characteristics of effective healthcare providers. They will also consider if any of the occupations covered in class are appropriate career paths. Research will be done using the Internet. A list of healthcare careers and links are provided.
Students write a job posting for a career in the performing arts. They view a Discovery Channel video as an introduction to the types of performing art careers are possible. They choose one that they are most interested in to research on the Internet using provided websites