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Students examine protest music and songs from the Civil Rights movement. In this music of the Civil Rights era instructional activity, students listen to selected music before working in groups to determine who the music was directed at, what social ills the lyrics were addressing, and what affect the music had. They write an essay using music and a primary source document.
Students identify the role of superstition in their own lives, in society, and in Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. In this superstition lesson, students discuss urban legends and listen to a related song to introduce the topic. Students play a game using the Smartboard for the topic and complete a worksheet about superstitions in their life. Students research superstition in the text and discuss.
Students examine the epic poem Beowulf. In this analyzing poetry lesson, student compare listen to the Will Smith song "Wild, Wild West" and read Beowulf. Students analyze the song and the poem. Students then research an influential person and write a rap song about him or her.
Students explore jazz music while listening and following along with the song "Sir Duke." In this introduction to Jazz lesson, students will identify key players in the Jazz movement, identify instruments used in jazz, and create a class bulletin board displaying biographies of jazz musicians or composers.