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Students explore the Vietnam War in music. For 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.
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. Web links and a pop music chart are included.
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 students with a few comprehension-level questions, including a timeline chart for the information in the above article. Students then have the opportunity to answer a research question, based on the information provided or their own research. This is a self-contained lesson that could be used as a supp
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. They analyze how their interpretation of each song changes based on the artistic medium used to present it.
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.
Students complete math and music activities. For this musical expression lesson, students practice communicating feelings to each other using facial expression and body language. Students list appropriate instruments for each feeling. Students develop a new apparatus for solving math concepts. Students listen to pop music, rate the songs and graph their data.