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High schoolers examine the changing American landscape. In this cause and effect lesson, students listen to rock music that exemplifies urban growth in America and the interconnectedness of America today. High schoolers write cause and effect essays on the topics and music explored.
Students investigate a variety of sites to gather relevant information for a presentation about African American musical forms in this general Music lesson for middle school and high school. Resource links are provided to aid instruction.
Students examine how pop art compliments music. In this arts lesson, students explore the elements of pop art and replicate those elements in their own piece of art.
Students examine the influence of music and film on contemporary fashion. In this popular culture instructional activity, students research select films featuring John Travolta. Students research selected time periods in American history as well. Students use their research finding to prepare presentations regarding the assigned historical time periods and the film clips.
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. To end the lesson, they write in their journals to reflect on the music.
High schoolers analyze and discuss different types of hate crimes. They listen to and discuss the background behind the song, "Scarecrow" by Melissa Etheridge. They research a hate crime and imagine how the victims must have felt. Finally they create a dance to express those feelings, opinions, and ideas.
Students discover a connection between the genres of popular music and musical theater. They find and discuss musicals written in many different musical styles.
Students research Hank Williams and explore his life and career. In this Hank Williams lesson, students complete Internet research, listen to example songs, and watch a movie all to analyze Hank Williams. The ultimate goal is to decide how well a person can know an artist through his or her lyrics.
Students analyze song lyrics and discuss Faust theme in musical history. In this thematic lesson, students view a film clip and create a song lyric, poem or short story developed around the Faust theme. Students perform or present their project to the class.
Students focus on using a True or False game as a means of motivation to discuss their favorite types of music and musicians.
Eleventh graders explain the causes, course, and consequences of the United States' role in World War II.
Students explore the implications of the draft during the Vietnam War. For this Vietnam lesson, students analyze the lyrics of songs that explore differents opinions of the Vietnam draft. Students particpate in a role-play activity that requires them to consider the amnesty of the men who fled to Canada to dodge the draft and then write culminating essays.
Twelfth graders use music to aid them in interpreting poetry. In this poetry lesson, 12th graders analyze the lyrics, figurative language, and literary devices of selected music. Students compare the music to the poetry of Samuel Coleridge Taylor.
Students, by listening to and analyzing the lyrics of selected examples of popular music from the era, develop a greater understanding of the historical and political forces as well as the emotional climate of the decade.
Students discuss how the festivals like Monterey Pop, Woodstock, and Altamont reflect their respective time periods and locations, then compare and contrast recent festivals to those of the 1960's.
Students write a business letter, use details to support an opinion, and demonstrate public speaking skills. They clarify their own values regarding music and performers.
Students explore the ways in which words, music and visual images interact to create meaning. They analyze the song/video as a work of art (literary, musical, visual) as well as examine its larger cultural/historical context.
Students examine the music of the Renaissance minstrels. They become aware of the many levels of interpretation inherent in textual art forms. They begin to explore how to draw meaning from lyrics applied to their own life experiences.
High schoolers discover thematic connections between classical literary and popular song lyrics. Next, students identify poetic devices of sound and sense and relate them to the meaning of the lyrics.
Young scholars examine lyrical content and social commentary of several songs recorded in the 1980s touching on the subject of Russia and/or the Cold War. They discuss music as a reflection of social attitude and consider if effects on the public.

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