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Making Connections: Art and Music History
Two areas of the arts are addressed in this series of terrific lessons. Sixth graders look at artistic styles and create pieces of art that represent each period. The music lessons focus on the same time periods. Learners listen to, and compare works from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic time periods. This 21-page plan has everything you need embedded in it to allow you to successfully implement the lessons with your young art lovers.
What I Want to be When I Grow Up
Sixth graders discover different careers in music. In this career exploration lesson, 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.
The Blues, B.B. King, Muddy Waters
B.B. King and Muddy Waters are two of the most famous blues performers of all time. In this music instructional activity, middle schoolers study the early careers and lasting musical contributions of both artists, each of whom carried the blues on to new generations.
Music Technology Programs
Students 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.
Pupils watch a videotape on the musical career of Aretha Franklin and explore the different careers in the music industry.
Career Options: Which One Is Right For Me?
High school kids get thinking about college by creating e-portfolios. They conduct Internet research on a specific career, take a self-assessment, and relate their interests/strengths to the career they've chosen.
Generalizing How Musical Instruments Work
Sound, vibrations, resonance, and frequency are explored as learners use music to foster scientific inquiry. They engage in three different sound experiments and follow up discussions to foster a better understanding of how musical instruments work in relation to the scientific concepts of vibration and sound frequency. Each activity is fully explained and worksheets are included.
Mix it up and engage learners in a lesson on music and physical science. Using cups, strings, guitars, and voice, the class will experiment with sound vibration and frequency. They'll use each instrument and fill out a worksheet that will help them answer questions related to the way sound travels and is heard. A really neat lesson.
How Did Jazz Music During the 1920’s Reflect a Change of Culture for America?
Music and culture are intimately linked. Ask your learners to find connections between jazz and the culture of the 1920s though a jigsaw activity and writing assignment. All pupils read one of three articles and get together in mixed groups to create posters that represent the similarities and differences between the articles. After presenting their work, class members get to work outlining and writing an essay on the same topic.
Music Is Business
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.
VH1 Storytellers for Save the Music Starring Billy Joel
Students pretend they are taking a certain job in the music industry and respond to questions.
Student Composers with Music Ace
Students compose short compositions using Doodle Pad. In this Musical composition lesson, students a clef and note lines to prior knowledge of the treble clef and note lines to write short songs on the computer. Students use Music Ace software (the Doodle Pad component) to complete their compositions.
Create a Music Carnival
This outstanding lesson will encourage your students to combine their knowledge of rhythm, pitch, tone and color with their imaginations to create original compositions about animals. They create a music carnival to "Peter and the Wolf" by Prokofiev, and "Carnival of the Animals" by Saint Saens. Additionally, they create animal masks for their carnival as well as classroom instruments, and are assessed throughout the duration of the carnival, being monitored and asked questions.
Teaching ESL with Music
Students sing songs related to literature to enhance vocabulary. In this music for English Language Learners lesson, students sing and act out songs using that mirror the vocabulary in books they are reading. Students match words and pictures. Students make a booklet with words and pictures.
The Business of Art: Klein String Competition
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.
VH1 Driven: Jamie Foxx
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.
Carerrs in Song And Dance
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
Music As Survival: Alma Rose and the Auschwitz Women's Orchestra
Students explore a period of European history in which musicians have used theri musical talents and abilities to survive and rise above extremely difficult situations. The psychological uses of music by the Nazis is examined in this seven lessons unit.
Careers in Music - Letter Writing Checklist
In this careers in music instructional 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.
Rock Around the Map
Students 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.