Scott Joplin Teacher Resources
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"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.
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 17 Views 116 Downloads
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.
3rd - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 23 Views 87 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 6 Views 19 Downloads
Ragtime: The First "American" Music?
Pupils 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 6 Views 32 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 18 Views 109 Downloads
Learning the Blues
Young scholars 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 16 Views 54 Downloads
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.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 13 Downloads
Scott Joplin: Test-Taking Skills
For this test-taking skills worksheet, middle schoolers 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
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
Counterpoint Activities: Listening and Discussion
Budding musicians hone their listening skills as they attempt to determine the difference between counterpoint and non-counterpoint in music. They listen to several examples of both and then see how well they can identify each.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 8 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