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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 5 Downloads
Hank Williams: My Inspiration
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.
11th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
I Went to the Crossroads: The Faust Theme in Music, Film and Literature
Young scholars analyze song lyrics and discuss Faust theme in musical history. In this thematic lesson plan, students view a film clip and create a song lyric, poem or short story developed around the Faust theme. Young scholars perform or present their project to the class.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 27 Downloads
Empathy and the Vietnam War
Students explore the implications of the draft during the Vietnam War. In 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 43 Downloads
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.
12th Language Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads
STI Lesson 43 - Screening Coleridge's Fantasies: Using Popular Music as a Bridge to Literacy
Twelfth graders apply historical/experiential, psychological, literary, and spiritual/religious screens when interpreting Samuel Coleridge's poem "Kubla Khan". They analyze and interpret poetic and lyrical symbols and apply a specific screen to finishing a lyrical or poetic interpretation.
12th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
The Rolling Stones
A well-organized presentation summarizes the significance of the band The Rolling Stones, along with a musical analysis of three of their songs. Use this presentation to demonstrate the type of work you expect from your class, while completing a similar exercise.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 37 Downloads
Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival Chicago - Chicago Blues
Watching Great Performances’ Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival Chicago launches an investigation into and discussion of how the electric guitar and guitarists have changed the sound of the blues over time. An engaging way to explore the relationship between music and culture.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 16 Downloads
All you need is love! Find out how The Beatles met, what they recorded, and when they broke up. This resource could be a good way to set the stage or build a context for society in the 1960's and 70's, or as part of a music history lesson.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 66 Downloads
Social Dances through Time
We're going way back to the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s to discuss pop culture, entertainment, and social dance. Kids discuss the top headlines from those time periods and how music, culture, and dance influence each other and evolve over time.
9th Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 25 Downloads
Youngsters pretend they are rocks sitting on a hill. They listen to the provided guided imagery script to conceptualize the process of how rocks change over time. They draw a diagram of what happened to them as rocks during the story. An imaginative way to teach the rock cycle.
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts 17 Views 59 Downloads
Get Your Mojo Workin': Part 1 Writing Your Very Own Blues Tune!
Upper graders listen to the blues. They discuss blues scale, read a description of the blues, and work together to write an original piece. A lesson like this ties into American history and African-American musical contributions very well. It also promotes self-expression and creative problem solving.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 29 Views 52 Downloads
Rock Around the Clock Math
An engaging and fun lesson on telling time is here for you. In it, young time-tellers listen to the song, "Rock Around the Clock," then use Judy Clocks to practice telling time to the hour and half hour. Finally, using paper plates, each pupil makes his own clock using fasteners and markers.
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 17 Downloads
Eight various activities have your learners looking at hype in the media. Advertisements for films, politics, music, and philanthropy all contribute to emotional appeals and marketing strategies trying to convince consumers to participate. Ask the questions listed here to start your class thinking about advertising techniques and their effects.
10th - 12th Language Arts 23 Views 65 Downloads