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Hank Williams: My Inspiration
Students research Hank Williams and explore his life and career. In this Hank Williams lesson plan, 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
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.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 27 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
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
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 Social Studies & History 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 plan 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 20 Views 63 Downloads
A well-designed lesson plan on rock classification awaits you. In it, fifth graders are divided into groups. Each group is given a box of rocks which they must sort into two categories. They use the "Rock 'n Roll Rule," in making their classifications.
5th Science 4 Views 11 Downloads
Pop Culture Icons: Medieval Music
Kids compare and contrast music from the past to the present. They listen to and review the characteristics of Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Pop music. Then, they discuss the differences in each and how musical icons from the past have influenced pop music of today.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 48 Views 154 Downloads
Smithsonian In Your Classroom: The Music in Poetry
Take poetry off the page and put it into terms of movement, physical space and, finally, music with this series of three lessons from the Smithsonian Institution. This resource introduces middle schoolers to two poetic forms that originated as forms of song, Ballad and Blues, as well as several poetic devices such as iamb, measure, and rhythm.
6th - 8th Language Arts 19 Views 213 Downloads
Who Wants to be a Millionaire: Life Since 1930
The King of Rock'n Roll, Twiggy, William Beveridge? Sounds like its time to review events occurring after 1930. Kids play this fun Millionaire-style game to review common knowledge British trivia. This game would be a fun challenge for Brits and non Brits alike.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Huckleberry Finn Theme Project Ideas
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.
9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 1 Download
New Review Bullying Awareness
As a teacher, it's likely you're seeing bullying at your school in some capacity. Use these three activities as a refresher course for junior high schoolers on what bullying is, the severity of its consequences, and how they can make a significant impact.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 11 Views 10 Downloads