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Students examine technological advancements in music and broadcast over the decades.
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.
Students use their knowledge of the musician's stance to establish the discrepancy between the speaker and the artist's viewpoint.
Students 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.
In this word puzzle learning exercise, students find the names of 30 songs and a recording artist that made the song a hit. Each song title gives some advice. Major words in the title and artist names are given as the first letter of the word.
Eleventh graders analyze the lyrical content of hip hop music. In this cultural activity, 11th graders explain the importance of artistic expression. Students compare and contrast different hip hop songs. 
Fourth graders improvise music and dance to express their analysis of types of rocks. They discuss the three classes of rocks, list describing words, and create a short musical piece and dance to symbolize the rock they are dancing.
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.
In this philosophy worksheet, learners identify the names of songs when given the first letter of each word.  This one-page worksheet contains 28 clues.  Answers are provided at the bottom of the page.
Students create a play about the Solar System. In this solar system lesson, students work in groups to write and perform a play about planets, the sun, the Earth, and the solar system.
Discuss the very interesting topic of the impact of rock and pop culture with your class. How is youth culture tied to rock and pop culture? Why were The Beatles so overwhelmingly popular? What effect did Beatlemania have on youth, consumerism, and economics? These questions are all dissected with a critical and fact-based lens. A perfect resource when studying the Vietnam Era, youth culture, or the 1960s.
Kick-start Black History Month with a fantastic resource that blends a study of prominent African American leaders in history with information on different religions. Beginning with a brainstorm and then leading into a collaborative timeline activity, your class members will break into groups and read and research the biographical and historical information of such noteworthy figures as Malcolm X, Sojourner Truth, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as well as the influence of their religious beliefs on their activism and their contributions to society. They will then arrange themselves into chronological order according to the accomplishments of the figures they researched and peer-teach their group's findings to their classmates.
What is the American Dream and how is it achieved? This lesson 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.
Discover how nations can use economic, military, and cultural influence to affect the decisions of other countries. These readings and worksheets offer an overview of spheres of international influence, particularly analyzing the spread of capitalism and communism during the Cold War.
Looking for a project list to conclude a study of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn? The six suggestions included in the menu (a song, thematic box, CD case, book jacket, blog, scene) could be assigned to individuals or groups. Participants are asked to focus their efforts on illustrating a theme found in Mark Twain’s satirical novel.
Do you know the dance moves, but just need some tunes to rehearse to? Then put on your dancing shoes, grab a partner, and let the rehearsal begin! Practice a wide variety of popular ballroom dance rhythms from around the globe at a tempo you control. Want extra support? A metronome is there to keep pace with the beat, and an instructor's voice is ready to count out the time, whether or not the music is playing.
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. 
Learners use the correct music terminology to evaluate a performance, composition, and arrangement of the song "Blinded by the Light" by Bruce Springsteen and compare it to another version recorded by Manfred Man.
Practicing paleontologists map the geologic time scale, simulate the formation of sedimentary rock, and analyze fossil data. Instructions for four activities and five assessment choices are provided for the teacher. This comprehensive lesson plan thoroughly exposes learners to the stages of evolution as evidenced by the fossil record. 
Learners research the geographical histories of various musical genres and make maps that note important places in music history. They Write geographical biographies about one of their favorite musical artists.

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