Rhythm and Blues Music Teacher Resources

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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.
Students identify the musical genre of Hip-Hop and make a connection with other styles of music. A time line of musical styles is developed and discussed.
Pupils examine the musical influences on the emergence of Rock and Roll.
Students identify legends in Tennessee and U.S. history, and differentiate between primary and secondary sources. They list examples of primary and secondary sources, participate in a field trip to the Country Music Hall of Fame, and identify primary and secondary sources at the museum.
Students practice playing and improvising while playing the 12 bar blues. They practice compositional skills, evaluate and perform musical pieces focused on the blues.
Students develop an appreciation for modern black music from a historical, political and lyrical perspective. They examine the political and the historical surge of the civil rights movement of the 1960's and how this surge directly or indirectly affected black musicians, who in turn affected the black population of America during this period.
Students engage in a professional development workshop for teachers in the delivery of curriculum about the era of the 1960's. The emphasis of the workshop is using popular culture of the time in order to launch investigations that are student centered and highly engaging.
Students identify comparatives and superlatives. Students read article on comparatives and superlatives. They explore spelling patterns. Students rewite adjectives to form comparatives and superlatives and complete a worksheet.
Young scholars are introduced to a variety of hip-hop music artists and their religious affliation. In groups, they read articles about how their religion affects the type of music they make. They identify the biases they have in regards to different religions and how to change them.
In this write a music review activity worksheet, students choose a favorite album to review. Students respond to 9 short answer questions in order to help them write the review.
In this statistics worksheet, students complete a survey as they collect data on the different types of music people like. They analyze the data and graph the results. There are 10 questions.
There are a number of activities here that look at representing data in different ways. One activity, has young data analysts conduct a class survey regarding a new radio station, summarize a data set, and use central tendencies to evaluate their collected data.  Other activities consider bar graphs, histograms, and circle graphs. 
Students write a song about the southeast region. In this southeast region lesson plan, students view pictures of landforms, hear music, look at maps of states, and more.
The answers to all 10 of these multiple-choice questions begin with the letter b. What a great rainy day or warm-up activity! Note: You can print this out, or have your class take the quiz online. Answers are provided after submitting answers online.
Students examine the reasons and controversy regarding Sam Cooke's transition from gospel to pop.
Students analyze the lyrics to the soul music of Wilson Pickett as a step towards the exploration of the life and talents of the man. The language and expressions utilized in a descriptive article about the composer form the basis of the lesson plan's investigation.
High schoolers compare, contrast, and reflect on reggae, punk, and ska music, and how this relates to the music of the group The English Beat.
Students discuss the important role of music in lives of soldiers stationed in Iraq. They identify and demonstrate skills in creating compositions with limited resources, similar in concept to the soldiers viewed in the documentary.
Students listen to the music of Wyclef Jean to explore reggae.
Young scholars play roll of fictional radio disk jockeys. They allocate their daily program time into fractional time slots for the playing of specified catagories of music and commercial advertisements.

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