Rhythm and Blues Music Teacher Resources
Find Rhythm and Blues Music educational ideas and activities
Showing 61 - 80 of 99 resources
In this Beyonce worksheet, students read a song that Beyonce wrote and then complete activities relating to it such as unscrambling words, short answer questions, a crossword, a word search, and more. Students complete 10 activities.
Alicia Keys, Songs in A Minor
How do a person's musical preferences influence the way they compose music of their own? Learners analyze the sound and lyrics of Alicia Keys in relation to musicians that came before. Jazz, blues, and soul music from the past are shown to shine through music of the present. This includes a music-listening worksheet, extensions, and resource links.
200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons
Students discuss style and characteristics of musical time periods as well as the definition of "pop culture." They compare and contrast modern-day popular icons to music icons throughout history. This lesson requires a video, which is not included.
VH1 AIDS: A Pop Culture History Lesson 3
Students investigate the relationship between music and culture, and how music conveys thoughts and emotions. They write their own song.
100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll - Lesson 4
Students analyze the genres of folk and country music and the importance of the singer/songwriter. They compose their own lyrics based on an inspiring event.
American Music Styles - Lesson 1
Students describe some of the distinguishing characteristics of rock, folk, blues, and country music. They identify two main musical roots of today's American popular music.
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: Exploration of Folk Music
Students use the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young to examine Folk music.
Swing Your Partner! It's A Virtual Square Dance
Students explore the Wessels Living History Farm website and research how to do a square dance. They read a story, listen to an explanation of barn dances, and participate in various square dances.
For this biographical reading / writing worksheet about the singer Aaliyah, young scholars first read a one page biographical essay. Students then compose 11 short answer responses to the following questions.
Four Different Styles of Music
Explore the characteristics of four very different musical styles. Your class will consider the rhythm, pitch, voice, and timber of each style. They'll practice reading musical notation, identifying elements of music theory, while researching Musicals, Kwaito, Soukous, and folk music.
Gone But Not Forgotten: Michael Jackson Tribute
In this reading comprehension instructional activity, students read passages about Michael Jackson and answer questions written in complete sentences. Students write 5 answers.
Call and Response Singing
Students investigate call and response singing. In this fine arts and U.S. history lesson, students listen to several call and response songs that were sung by African-American slaves during the period before the Civil War. Students brainstorm possible reasons that call and response music was appropriate for slaves working in the fields. Students complete a related worksheet.
The Great Depression Blues
Students explore the impact of the Great Depression. In this historical perspectives lesson, students access historical photographs and artwork from the era. Students then write songs that exemplify the American response during the time period.
Elements of Poetry Analysis
Poetry analysis lessons can allow students to explore the mechanics of poetry, and the emotions evoked.
Listening, 'gossip' Vocabulary & Speaking
Students practice listening and speaking around the theme of gossip.
Types of Popular Music
Students listen to different types of music, such as bluegrass, rap and blues. They identify different styles of music and musical instruments. They discuss how the music reflects culture.
Keep on Pushing: Popular Music and the Civil Rights Movement
Students explore music that exemplified the Civil Rights Movement. In this music and history lesson, students research 1960's protest songs, Motown recorded music, and rap of the 1990's to consider the power of music and its reflection on the social conscience.
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.
Call and Response Singing
Students demonstrate their knowledge of call and response singing through class discussion and by their written answers on the listening guide.
Introduction to Poetry
Students are introduced to poetry and music. They discuss what the two have in common. They identify a song as their favorite and explain why.