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"Maple Leaf Rag" by Scott Joplin
In this classical music appreciation instructional activity, students listen to a recording of "Maple Leaf Rag" by Scott Joplin. Students read about the composer and the structure of the piece. Students answer 5 questions and then complete a word hunt about Ragtime music.
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 15 Views 114 Downloads
Black American Musicans: Precursors of Jazz
Students trace the course of Black music from the 1900's to the beginning of the jazz age. They realize that when education is defined as enlightened training for a place in society and for individual personal development, it was highly respected in Africa.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 17 Downloads
Ragtime: The First "American" Music?
Students investigate the concept of Rag Time Music and the times associated to it in American History. They conduct research using a variety of resources and listen to a sample before writing down some of the results of the information search.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 32 Downloads
In this music worksheet, students read an excerpt from the movie The Sting and identify the American composer, Scott Joplin, who found ragtime jazz music heard in the movie. They also respond to eight questions related to the excepts read.
5th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 48 Downloads
Scott Joplin: Test-Taking Skills
In this test-taking skills learning exercise, students read a 6 paragraph selection about Scott Joplin. Students then respond to a multiple choice question and 3 short answer questions pertaining to cue words in the article.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads
Melodic phrases in pieces of music are the focus of this music lesson plan. Young musicians study melodic phrases in vocal and instrumental music pieces. They listen to a variety of musical examples in order to identify the different phrases in each.
3rd - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 14 Views 79 Downloads
Second graders read The Piano and become familiar with racial discrimination. In this racial discrimination book lesson, 2nd graders answer comprehension question to focus on the importance of the book. Students discuss the reader's purpose in this story.
2nd Language Arts 3 Views 42 Downloads
American History Idol
What a great way to incorporate current social trends and a historical research project. The class completes to win the title of "American History Idol." They each choose a historical figure from a list of 100, research, evaluate informational text resources, and create a skit they will perform for the class.
4th - 5th Language Arts 17 Views 108 Downloads
Students engage in a lesson that deals with a historical figure from the area of Mississippi. Then questions are asked of them using a game show format that is followed with additional ones used for brainstorming for more ideas of inquiry.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
The Black Snowman, An Interdisciplinary Unit
Sixth graders make a two column chart listing ten African Americans in one column and their detailed contribution to our society in the second column. Then, they select one of the famous African Americans to research and then create a six slide PowerPoint presentation according to the criteria in the handout provided.
6th Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
Dance: Personal Soundtracks
Students create a musical autobiography. In this fine arts lesson, students explore the emotions that music can express by listening to and discussing a variety of music. Students construct a personal timeline and a collection of music reflecting events and emotions in their life.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 26 Downloads
Learning the Blues
Learners take a virtual field trip to Memphis, Tennessee in their study of the blues, its characterisitics, founding fathers, and histororical influence on modern music. They compose blues lyrics that reflect present-day attitudes and concerns.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 53 Downloads
I See the Rhythm
Young scholars complete a unit on the music, dance, and folklore of the African American culture. They read, write, and dramatize folktales, create a timeline of African American music, conduct a web scavenger hunt, and create a computer slideshow presentation as the culminating project of the unit.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 75 Downloads