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Understanding the Music of the Civil Rights Movement
Students 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 20 Views 120 Downloads
Compositional Techniques: Are There Similarities Between
Students 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
Western Medieval European Poetry and Literature
One of the Common Core standards requires learners to make connections between literature or media of the past and the present. Provided here, are key elements found in medieval poetry and literature that are connected to several more modern songs through examples.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 16 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
A Personal Narrative on the Immigration Experience
The students create a personal narrative on their experiences with immigration. For 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
Pop Art-Reflections of the Mass Media
Young scholars select a common object or a face, and draw or paint it on a flat surface making it larger than real life. They choose a common object or simple scene and repeat it horizontally or vertically as defined rows. They create a flat, two dimensional drawing or painting in the manner of the comic book.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 17 Downloads
Influences on Musical Styles
Students discuss music of other eras students discuss the influence of elements such as politics, social events, etc. on music of the time. They examine the cause and effect of musical diversity after watching a video segment: "Behind the Music.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 15 Views 105 Downloads
Rockin’ the World: Rock and Roll and Social Protest in 20th Century America
Pupils explore protest songs. In this interdisciplinary lesson, students examine issues-based music by summarizing lyrics and revealing inferences, generalizations, conclusions, and points of view found in the songs.
7th - 12th Language Arts 14 Views 164 Downloads
VH1 Presents the 1980s - Lesson 3
Students identify different genres of music popular in the 1980s. They study musicians of the 1980s examples of the songs that they made popular. They utilize a worksheet imbedded in this plan to categorize the music.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 32 Downloads
A Guide Through the Culture of the Blues
Students examine the history of blues music and discover how it relates to the music of today. As a class, they listen to the drum songs of Africa and compare it to the use of drums in pop music today. Using the internet, they research the history of the blues and its early artists.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 3 Downloads
Syncopation and Rhythm in Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring and Rap Music
Students recognize and clap the syncopated rhythmic beat of a rap song and identify recurring rhythmic pattern in the excerpt of "Dance of the Adolescents" from Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 2 Downloads
Words/Music/Images: Interpretation and Meaning A Motivational Activity
Students explore popular music in its historical context. In this music activity, students examine the lyrics, musicical arrangement, and video imagery of selected songs to interpret the messages and themes of the songs.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 17 Downloads
In this famous people instructional activity, students read about the life of Celine Dion and complete a variety of comprehension activities including but not limited to matching, sequencing, writing and spelling activities. An answer key is included.
4th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 22 Downloads
The History of Rock and Roll: Part 8 - The 70's Have a Nice Day - Lesson 2
Students identify the characteristics and elements of large scale rock productions. They examine the similarities between the American Vaudeville shows and the large-scale rock theater productions of the 1970's.
7th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 19 Downloads
Call It Macaroni...Music of the American Revolution.
Fifth graders explore the music and perform songs from the 1750's through the Revolutionary War. The relationship between music and the events and rising tensions of the time period form the basis of this lesson plan.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 17 Downloads