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Sixth graders discover different careers in music. In this career exploration instructional 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.
Young scholars discover different skills needed to pursue various music professions in this lesson provided by Oregon Public Broadcasting. The lesson uses a video and brainstorming techniques to develop ideas about professions in music.
B.B. King and Muddy Waters are two of the most famous blues performers of all time. In this music lesson, middle schoolers study the early careers and lasting musical contributions of both artists, each of whom carried the blues on to new generations.
Students identify the impact of the social injustices and Civil Rights movement on Cooke's life and career. They create lyrics to a familiar song that express a personal struggle or concern.
In this famous person worksheet, students read a passage about Gilberto Gil and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and scrambled sentences.
Students study classical music and learn about competitions as well as musical careers. In 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.
Learners are introduced to the music technology programs for the next school year. They practice reading notes and playing piano. They use the internet to research careers in music.
Students compare and contrast Jamie Foxx's early musical career with the careers of J.S. Back and F.J. Haydn. They watch and discuss a segment of "VH1 Driven: Jamie Foxx," listen to a hymn, and complete a worksheet.
Students watch a videotape on the musical career of Aretha Franklin and explore the different careers in the music industry.
In this careers in music activity, students choose a person who works in a music career that interests them. They write a letter to this person asking for more information about his or her career.
In this famous person worksheet, students read a passage about Justin Timberlake and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and scrambled sentences.
Young scholars read an informational story about Ludwig Van Beethoven and write facts they learned when they are done reading. In this Beethoven lesson plan, students get together in groups to write their facts.
How can we make the world a better place? Help your class members become world citizens, active in philanthropy and the community around them. Use a comic book (included) to discuss the idea of philanthropy. Then, using the superhero template provided, groups of pupils brainstorm how a superhero could make their school better. 
Learners research the geographical histories of various musical genres and make maps that note important places in music history. They Write geographical biographies about one of their favorite musical artists.
Poetry can provide a great way to get a literary magazine going at your school.
Young scholars examine female artists who perform in the genres of rhythm & blues, jazz, soul, and hip-hop/rap. They compose lyrics and melody in one of these genres.
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
Young scholars explore and assess the importance of music to the economy of Louisiana. They review and analyze the jobs, skills and careers found and needed in the state's music industry as well as how to meet and make personal contact with people in the music industry. Each student also evaluates musical performances and recordings.
Students pretend they are taking a certain job in the music industry and respond to questions.
Fourth graders work individually with a tutor or teacher to (1) read a poem, (2) practice identifying key words in questions, and (3) practice responding to short-answer questions. Reading passages are provided.