Rock and Roll Teacher Resources
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For this famous people worksheet, students read a selection about the life of John Lennon, then complete a variety of comprehension activities including synonym matches, fill-in-the-blank sentence completions, unscrambling words and spelling and writing activities.
4th - 6th Language Arts 7 Views 60 Downloads
Interpretation and Meaning
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.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Words/Music/Images: Interpretation and Meaning A Motivational Activity
Students explore popular music in its historical context. In this music activity, students examine the lyrics, musicical arrangement, and video imagery of selected songs to interpret the messages and themes of the songs.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 17 Downloads
Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, The Minstrels
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Students investigate the importance of having a healthy body by performing gymnastics. In this physical education activity, students utilize their flexibility and body strength to perform intense physical gymnastic maneuvers with the help of their instructor.
2nd - 3rd Health 6 Views 46 Downloads
The Melting of the Cold War
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 7 Downloads
The Cold War
Tenth graders explore the origins of the Cold War. In this Cold War lesson, 10th graders analyze selected songs and identify what historical events they reference. Students create a musical collage or timeline for the period since the collapse of the Soviety Union (1990) to today.
10th Social Studies & History 12 Views 50 Downloads
The Bill of Rights Is A-Rockin'
Students engage in a hypothetical case in which popular music/artist is used to explore the United States Bill of Rights. They experience different learning styles, higher order thinking skills, and cooperative learning during this instructional activity.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
The Bill of Rights is a-Rockin
Students explore the U.S. Constitution through music. In this Bill of Rights lesson, students discuss a hypothetical case regarding lyrics by Madonna and the historical Massachusetts Blue Laws. Students use the Bill of Rights to support an appeal of the court decision.
11th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads
In this famous person worksheet, students read a passage about Gilberto Gil and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and scrambled sentences.
4th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 18 Downloads
You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Until It’s Gone: The Changing American Landscape
Students examine the changing American landscape. In this cause and effect lesson plan, students listen to rock music that exemplifies urban growth in America and the interconnectedness of America today. Students write cause and effect essays on the topics and music explored.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
African American Music
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.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 26 Downloads
The John Travolta Syndrome
Students examine the influence of music and film on contemporary fashion. In this popular culture lesson, 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.
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 18 Downloads
A Guide Through the Culture of the Blues
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.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 3 Downloads
Scarecrow: A Lesson Against Hate Crimes
Students 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.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads