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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.
ABBA - Lesson 4
Students discover a connection between the genres of popular music and musical theater. They find and discuss musicals written in many different musical styles.
Hank Williams: My Inspiration
Students research Hank Williams and explore his life and career. In this Hank Williams instructional activity, 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.
I Went to the Crossroads: The Faust Theme in Music, Film and Literature
Pupils 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. Pupils perform or present their project to the class.
Talking About Pop Music and Musicians
Young scholars focus on using a True or False game as a means of motivation to discuss their favorite types of music and musicians.
Baby Boom and the Culture of the 1950's
Eleventh graders explain the causes, course, and consequences of the United States' role in World War II.
Empathy and the Vietnam War
Students explore the implications of the draft during the Vietnam War. In this Vietnam lesson plan, 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.
Screening Coleridge’s Fantasies: Using Popular Music as a Bridge to Literacy
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.
A Modest Proposal: Irony Made Understandable with Rock and Roll
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.
The AC/DC Files-TNT
Use this resource to help your class practice research skills. While the focus of this presentation is a band called AC/DC, it could be used as a filler activity or as a way to help learners practice finding information through research.
In this listening worksheet, 6th graders listen to a biography of Russell Crowe and answer questions. Students fill in missing words in a transcript of the podcard. A full transcript is also included.
Civil Rights Violations In America, A Historical Review
Students analyze an event where a person or groups of people were singled out because of their race, religion, nationality or sexuality. They interpret the song "Scarecrow" by Melissa Etheridge and apply the lyrics to the events they have read about.
Understanding the Layers of the Earth
Fourth graders explore the three layers of the Earth describing the composition, thickness, and temperature of each layer. Layers are compared and contrasted and data unearthed placed into graphic organizers.
Advanced Short Stories - "A Birthday Surprise"
In these short stories worksheets, students read the basic and advanced version of the story 'A Birthday Surprise.' Students answer 3 comprehension questions and 4 vocabulary questions.
The History of Rock and Roll: Part 6 - My Generation Social an Cultural Influence on Music Composition
Pupils examine influences on the creation and development of music.
The History of Rock and Roll: Part 1 - Rock and Roll Explodes Music Reflects The Times
Pupils examine technological advancements in music and broadcast over the decades.
The History of Rock and Roll: Part 8 - The 70's Have a Nice Day - Lesson 2
Students identify the characteristics and elements of large scale rock productions. They examine the similarities between the American Vaudeville shows and the large-scale rock theater productions of the 1970's.
The History of Rock and Roll: Part 6 - My Generation - Lesson 2
Pupils identify musical characteristics of baroque, jazz, and psychedelic music. They arrange traditional music into the style of baroque, jazz, and psychedelic music.
The Magic School Bus Rocks and Rolls
Students participate in a science experiment to show them the power that water erosion has to sculpt stone. They explore how running water moves earth and creates new landforms.
Selling Rock 'N Roll to the PTA
Learners roleplay companies who have excess items to sell. Given a specific item, they pick a market to target, write a letter of persuasion to them, and design an ad, slogan, and brochure that features the marketable qualities of their item.