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Duking It Out
Students read and discuss 'Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra: Mixing Treasures by Duke Ellington and Edvard Grieg,' exploring how jazz transformed European music and the influence jazz has had on modern music. They write musical reviews.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 15 Views 34 Downloads
I Hear Latin America Singing
Students learn historical and current social, political, and cultural trends of Latin American countries. They research a specific country. They write songs that reflect the music styles as well as the history of the region.
6th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 19 Views 85 Downloads
GET UP, STAND UP: Fighting for Rights Around the World
Students explore basic human rights as they explore music by black artists. In this human rights lesson, students examine music as a cultural reflection of the justice issues. Students analyze Jamaican roots reggae of the 70s, American freedom music of the Civil Rights Movement in the 60s, and Nigerian pop music style of the 90s and discuss the common themes that apply to human rights struggles.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 36 Downloads
Getting Inside The Outsiders Through Music
Young scholars listen to popular music of the 50's and 60's to make literature connections to The Outsiders. In this popular culture lesson, students evaluate and analyze various songs and connect them with the themes in the literature related to social ostracism, forbidden love, and friendship.
7th - 8th Language Arts 22 Views 165 Downloads
Understanding the Music of the Civil Rights Movement
Young scholars examine protest music and songs from the Civil Rights movement. In this music of the Civil Rights era lesson, students listen to selected music before working in groups to determine who the music was directed at, what social ills the lyrics were addressing, and what affect the music had.
11th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 23 Views 122 Downloads
Compositional Techniques: Are There Similarities Between
High schoolers recognize how chromatic scales create tension and pentatonic scales create relaxation as compositional techniques used to create tonality. Also, students aurally recognize the use of mixed or alternating meter as a means of creating variety.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 1 Download
A Personal Narrative on the Immigration Experience
The learners create a personal narrative on their experiences with immigration. In this lesson, students are asked to read and understand examples of narrative writing as well as evaluate lyrics from Ben Folds Five to determine elements of personal narration.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Fifth graders examine musical instruments used by the indigenous people of the rainforest, and analyze how music is used in their daily lives. They create a model, using natural materials, of a musical instrument used by indigenous people of the rainforest.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 46 Downloads
Magical Musical Tour: Using Music Lyrics to Teach Literary Elements
While music lyrics are often used to teach literary elements, the richness of this resource comes from the wealth of exercises, activities, and support materials provided in the packet. Although designed for gifted learners, the activities would be great for the whole classroom, independent work, or homeschool settings.
8th - 11th Language Arts 182 Views 151 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Music and Feelings Communication
Students complete math and music activities. In this musical expression lesson plan, students practice communicating feelings to each other using facial expression and body language. Students list appropriate instruments for each feeling.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 17 Downloads
The Sorcerer's Apprentice: 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons
Upper graders view the animated short, "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" and analyze how the music score was chosen to express the scene. They create an animation as they listen to a classical recording to experience the connection between music and descriptive imagery.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 29 Views 47 Downloads
Fill-In: Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj is a pop and fashion icon to today's youth. Here, they will read an article about her and what she wore to the MTV Music Awards. They read the article, then attempt to fill in the missing words from several of the paragraphs. A link to the full article and a word bank is included.
7th - 9th Language Arts 6 Views 55 Downloads
What Role did the Movies Play in Forming a New Generation of Youth After WWI?
Class members examine a series of primary and secondary source materials to try and ascertain the role films played in forming “a new generation of youth after World War I.” Individuals are assigned one of three documents to examine, form expert groups to share their findings, and then participate in jigsaw discussions.
9th - 12th Language Arts 14 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
"People Everyday" offers class members an opportunity to develop their literacy analysis skills and to develop media literacy. Guided by an included list of discussion questions, groups examaine the word choice, literary devices used, and consider the themes developed.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Spanish Spot: Issue One
The Spanish Spot is awesome! It contains a short article about a Spanish-speaking destination, a mini-grammar lesson plan (this one's on cognates), and activities. Start by reading a short article (in English) about the driest desert in the world!
7th - 9th Languages 152 Views 498 Downloads
Melodic phrases in pieces of music are the focus of this music lesson. Young musicians study melodic phrases in vocal and instrumental music pieces. They listen to a variety of musical examples in order to identify the different phrases in each.
3rd - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 23 Views 87 Downloads