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The Vietnam War: A Popular Music Approach
Students explore the Vietnam War in music. In this Vietnam lesson, students listen to and analyze popular music from the Vietnam era in order to understand the use of propaganda regarding the controversial war. Students develop questions for interviews with grown-ups who remember the war.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 45 Downloads
Popular Music Culture
Kids think about pop music and pop culture as they analyze both. They group up and write a review of a favorite pop singer or song for the school paper. They discuss pop music as a class and then analyze a song for specific music elements.
9th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 30 Downloads
Development of Popular Music
The history and marketing of pop music is the subject of this lesson. Students first read an article detailing definitions and historical shifts of pop music in society. The activity then provides kids with a few comprehension-level questions, including a timeline chart for the information in the above article.
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 25 Views 171 Downloads
Lesson 3: Marketing of Pop Music
Pop music and marketing are thrown into the mix to make a fun and engaging lesson. Learners listen to several pop songs and discuss the differences in musical style. They then get into groups and work together to decide how they are going to market each song.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 45 Views 68 Downloads
Using Pop Music to Help Children Learn English Vocabulary
Young scholars sing the songs to English pop music in order to learn English vocabulary. In this English vocabulary lesson plan, students recite the lyrics and discuss words they did not know.
3rd - Higher Ed Language Arts 12 Views 299 Downloads
Fan(tom) of the Opera
Students explore the ways in which the worlds of popular music and opera can work together to complement the other. They work in small groups to analyze plot, characters, setting and themes of a popular opera using a summary of that opera as a guide.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 17 Views 20 Downloads
H1 Classic Presents: Paul McCartney: Chaos and Creation in the Backyard, Lesson 2
Students are introduced to the various songwriting techniques of Paul McCartney. They explore and compare the basic melodic, harmonic, and lyrical tendencies of the different types of pop music.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Getting the Meaning in Pop Music
Critical thinkers compare the impact of visual versus aural perception in how they comprehend artistic intent. They consider the meaning of a set of pop lyrics first by reading them, then by listening to them orally, and finally viewing them as in music video form.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 14 Views 79 Downloads
Arabic Folk and Popular Music: Egypt, Lebanon, and Spain
How many of us have actually listened to Arabic folk or pop music? Learn about the many facets of folk music common to Lebanon, Spain, and Egypt with this well-organized presentation. Islamic cultural influences are traced throughout each region based on folk music traditions.
8th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 15 Downloads
Off the Record
Students explore how music reflects culture and how culture reflects popular music. After reading an article, they discuss how hip-hop has affected the lives of two young men of different races. They investigate the development and influences of various musical genres popular in the United States.
6th - 12th Language Arts 14 Views 129 Downloads
Save the Music Concerts: Parts 1 & 2
Music aficionados classify pop music into by musical genres or styles. They evaluate the positive and negatives of collaborative performances, view segments of VH1's "Save the Music" concert, and discuss the difficulties of categorizing modern music.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 21 Views 108 Downloads
Romantic and 20th Century Period Music
Upper graders explore the similarities, differences, and depth of pop music from the Romantic era and the 20th century. They listen to selections that exemplify the Baroque, Romantic, and 20th century periods, then create presentations that represent one of the three music periods.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 43 Views 144 Downloads
Students gain an understanding of concepts of marketing and promotion in popular music. They pretend as if they are in the position of employee in a recording label's promotion department and determine what type of promotion is needed for a record.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 23 Downloads
Pop Culture Icons: Medieval Music
Kids compare and contrast music from the past to the present. They listen to and review the characteristics of Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Pop music. Then, they discuss the differences in each and how musical icons from the past have influenced pop music of today.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 44 Views 151 Downloads
Styles in Context: Is it Music?
Students view the video, Behind the Music: 1992, and discuss the new genres of pop music that were emerging in that era. They discuss the content of the music and what it's like on the surface. They write an essay comparing it to other genres of music.
11th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
The Vietnam War: A Popular Music Approach
High schoolers analyze song lyrics as they pertain to the era of US History and the Vietnam War. They discover social themes present in the music of the period and propaganda devices used in song lyrics of the time.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 3 Downloads
Young scholars analyze the concept of democracy. In this democratic values instructional activity, students analyze the lyrics of selected popular music that address issues that challenge the role of United States as a world leader. Young scholars create exhibits that share their visions of American democracy.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads