Music History Teacher Resources
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Music History: Part One
Students research the various music composers of the Baroque music period. They conduct Internet research, take notes about their selected composer, and write an essay that includes important information about their composer.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 34 Views 55 Downloads
History of African-American Music
Students are introduced to African-American music history through this lesson. They begin their study by taking a look at the slave work song and work their way through to modern rap and hip-hop. Students also take a closer look at significant musical figures of African American music through the ages.
K - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 25 Views 318 Downloads
Country Music Mourns A Legend's Passing
Students investigate the history of country music. They explore various websites, identify the different types of country music, read about members of the Country Music Hall of Fame on their official website, and answer discussion questions.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 30 Downloads
Computer Music and How if Affects Music Today
Young scholars analyze computer music. In this music history lesson, students access the Tennessee Electronic Library website and search computer music. Young scholars write a short essay summarizing the information you found. Include what you learned about limiting your search results.
7th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 39 Downloads
It's Music To My Ears!
Learners use the internet to research musical periods and composers. They examine how Medieval and Renaissance instruments worked and compare how they sounded. They discover the criteria to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 88 Downloads
Style and Setting in Music
Eighth graders investigate how historical events tie to musical periods of the past and present (setting), how larger works can contain smaller sections, how to listen for these smaller sections, how to identify major tonalities (keys) and how music vocabulary is used in the process.
8th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 48 Downloads
The Impact of the Music of the Harlem Renaissance on Society
Students define the community of Harlem. They explain the growth of music in this area and identify important people who spearheaded this movement. They identify places where music grew in Harlem and establish a visual as well as an aural account of the musical history of this era.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 38 Downloads
Students research on the internet a specific areas of music history of their choosing. They then write a report consisting of at least two types of music that they researched. They are assessed by research collected and writing ability.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 26 Downloads
Connecting the Dots
Students recognize western music from a specific time period. In this music lesson plan, students become familiar with the works of composers of the time period they are studying and create a timeline of the composers works. Students can identify characteristics of that composers work.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 14 Views 128 Downloads
Opera and American Musical Theatre
Sixth graders research musical styles and forms throughout history. For this musical styles and forms lesson, 6th graders research the history of music by examining the similarities and differences in the form of opera and American musical theatre.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 39 Views 162 Downloads
Eckstine, Stayhorn, and the Dorseys: Masters of Swing
Students explore the history of swing music. In this music history lesson, students research the Dorsey Brothers, Billy Eckstine, and William Strayhorn to learn about swing music. Students define swing, develop a timeline of events in the swing era, and listen to examples of the music.
8th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Japanese Music Study
Gagaku is music traditionally played in the Japanese imperial courts of long ago. Learners listen to this and other traditional Japanese music to gain an understanding of culture and music history. They work to identify Japanese instruments and musical styles.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 13 Downloads