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Hispanic Arts: Visual Arts, Dance and Music
Students observe global cultures by listening to music and watching videos. In this Latin American dance lesson, students define merengue, salsa and other dances from the Hispanic culture while listening to Latin rhythm music. Students view educational DVD's which discuss reggae as well as the tango.
Caribbean Music - Reggae
In this Caribbean music instructional activity, 9th graders examine a graphic organizer that describes the characteristics of reggae music. They answer 6 short answer questions using the details from the graphic organizer.
Bob Marley - Legend Episode #3 - Lesson 1
Students recognize and describe elements of Bob Marley's life that influenced his song writing as evidenced in the song "No Woman No Cry". They identify the elements of music characteristic of Reggae.
VH1 Ultimate Albums Bob Marley - Legend Episode #3
Students compare Reggae to other musical genres and identify rhythms. They study the history and musical significance of Reggae as a musical genre.
Bob Marley - Legend Episode #3 - Lesson 2
Learners perform using rhythm instruments with accurate tempo a given syncopated ostinato pattern to accompany a played audio recording of reggae music. They discuss the use of music to express religious and political beliefs.
In this music worksheet, students read an excerpt about Reggae music from Jamaica. They identify when and where it began and how the lyrics are sung. Students also respond to six questions related to reggae music.
Listening Task: Reggae
In this Reggae music worksheet, students listen to several pieces of music and then answer a variety of questions about each one.
Listening Task: Reggae
In the reggae listening activity worksheet, students listen to "Present Arms" by UB40 and "No Woman, No Cry" by Bob Marley and then respond to 7 short answer questions.
Wyclef Jean for VH1 Storytellers
High schoolers listen to the music of Wyclef Jean to explore reggae.
Bands Reunited: The English Beat and Berlin
Students compare, contrast, and reflect on reggae, punk, and ska music, and how this relates to the music of the group The English Beat.
GET UP, STAND UP: Fighting for Rights Around the World
Learners 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. Learners 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.
Learn about each of the major players that contributed to each genre of modern/contemporary music. This slideshow covers the last 100 years in American music, from Gershwin to Michael Jackson, Folk to Reggae. Tip: It would be great to incorporate a few music clips so that children who haven't been exposed to these genres can understand the musical progression better.
Is your class learning about different musical genres? The talented worms in this video sing a catchy reggae song. Everyone will definitely want to dance along with these wiggly worms!
In this famous person worksheet, students read a passage about Bob Marley and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and scrambled sentences.
Bob Marley - Legend Episode #3 - Lesson 4
Students analyze and describe Reggae music using correct musical terms to discuss tonality, instrumentation, meter and tempo. They experiment with singing and dancing to Reggae music in a style appropriate to the genre.
Central America and the Caribbean
For this Central America and the Caribbean worksheet, students learn about the culture, economics, and life of Central America and the Caribbean. Students utilize a graphic organizer and answer several questions based on their reading.
Fifth Grade Music: Lesson 3 - Unison and Harmony
Fifth graders sing the syllables and pitches of the C major scale, and sing Do - Re - Mi in two-part harmony. They discuss the definition for round and canon, and contrast gamelan music of the Spice Islands with reggae from Jamaica.
New! Celebrating African American/Black Leaders in History: Their Religions and Their Legacy
Kick-start Black History Month with a fantastic resource that blends a study of prominent African American leaders in history with information on different religions. Beginning with a brainstorm and then leading into a collaborative timeline activity, your class members will break into groups and read and research the biographical and historical information of such noteworthy figures as Malcolm X, Sojourner Truth, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as well as the influence of their religious beliefs on their activism and their contributions to society. They will then arrange themselves into chronological order according to the accomplishments of the figures they researched and peer-teach their group's findings to their classmates.
What Are the Origins and Influences of Rap Music?
Engage your pupils in a high-interest topic while asking them to look closely into each source with document-based questions and a final essay. Learners explore the emergence of rap music through videos and reading selections. All of the videos and excerpts are included here. The plan calls for class members to cooperatively answer the questions; it's not entirely clear what this means, so structure these conversations in a way that works for your class. Strong materials and a topic with depth for class members to explore.
New! Music and the American Identity/American Culture
Does music unite or divide Americans? How does music reflect and influence American culture? After journaling an initial response to these central questions, groups examine primary source documents, listen and respond to a wide range of music, and the whole class engages in a “Public Issues Discussion” or SAC. The exercise concludes with individuals crafting an essay in which they argue that music has united or divided American culture.