Scott Joplin Teacher Resources
Find Scott Joplin educational ideas and activities
Showing 1 - 20 of 51 resources
"Maple Leaf Rag" by Scott Joplin
In this classical music appreciation worksheet, 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.
Ragtime and Charles Ives, Part I
Students are introduced to ragtime and the music of Charles Ives that was ragtime-influenced. They listen to classic ragtime of Scott Joplin and Eubie Blake and attempt to analyze the music.
Black American Musicans: Precursors of Jazz
Learners 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.
VH1 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons Lesson 2
Students examine the origins of ragtime music in American and analyze its musical form.
Scott Joplin: Using Cue Words
In this test-taking practice worksheet, students read a 1 page article about Scott Joplin and then respond to 5 questions that require them to pay special attention to cue words in the piece.
Scott Joplin: Test-Taking Practice
In this test-taking practice worksheet, students read a 6 paragraph article about Scott Joplin and then respond to 5 questions that require them to pay special attention to cue words in the piece.
The King of Ragtime
First graders study Scott Joplin. In this music lesson, 1st graders read articles about Scott Joplin and listen to recordings of his music. Students complete a worksheet about Scott Joplin.
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.
African American Heritage in Arkansas
Students research and write about three African American composers from Arkansas: Scott Joplin, Florence Price and William Grant Still.
Scott Joplin: Test-Taking Skills
In this test-taking skills worksheet, 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.
What is a parallel harmony? You and your class can explore musical terminology through song. You define what a parallel harmony is, the class identifies parallel harmony in music they hear, and then you all sing some examples together. Sheet music is included.
Melodic phrases in pieces of music are the focus of this music lesson. 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.
Second graders read The Piano and become familiar with racial discrimination. In this racial discrimination book lesson plan, 2nd graders answer comprehension question to focus on the importance of the book. Students discuss the reader's purpose in this story. Students discuss the main character's love of music. Students write a response to literature.
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. Each skit will be voted on and the winner receives an "American Historical Idol" t-shirt. Sounds like a blast.
Students engage in a activity 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.
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. Finally, 6th graders write a one-page personal narrative regarding their knowledge and opinions of discrimination.
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.
Learning the Blues
Students 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.
I See the Rhythm
Students 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.
How Plants Spice Up Our Lives
Third graders study plants. In this biology lesson plan, 3rd graders label and identify parts of plants, identify spices obtained from plants, and determine what part of a plant a spice comes from by using taste, touch, smell and sight.