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- Estela H., Teacher
- Lewisville, TX
Rock and Roll Teacher Resources
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Who doesn't love music? Poems and songs will engage your high school class in a discussion about irony. Use songs like "Rockin' in the Free World" or "Born in the U.S.A." to illustrate the ironic point of view. Print the lyrics so learners can see the written words. This lesson spans 8-10 days, and your learners will be sure to remember it for years to come.
Fourth graders review the concepts of less than, Greater Than and Equal To. With a partner, they are given a set of dice with the three symbols on them to complete equations and determine the correct numbers. To end the lesson, they complete a worksheet and review the answers.
What is the American Dream and how is it achieved? This lesson plan focuses in particular on the rise of the American Dream during the 1950s and includes a variety of primary sources for class members to interact with as they explore this idea and prepare for a Socratic seminar and a quick essay response.
Henry David Thoreau and Linda Ronstadt? Ann Tyler and Pete Townshend? Joyce Carol Oates and Pearl Jam? This richly detailed plan pairs classic literature with contemporary music and asks learners to analyze how the theme of conformity is developed in different mediums. Suggest parings and discussion questions are included.
How did technology influence rock music? A thorough presentation outlines the history of rock, beginning with the technological advances that made it possible. It discusses Country, Blues, Hillbilly, and Early Rock music in terms of how one influenced the other, social impact, and progression.