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The Music of the Mardi Gras Indians
The traditions, costumes, and the music of the Mardi Gras Indians, African-Americans and those with African American or Native American Heritage are the focus of a unit that introduces class members to a little-known group that plays a...
6th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Musical Traditions of Southern Louisiana
This units gives high schoolers opportunities to * Research the history and patterns of French settlement in Louisiana * Discover three types of music (New Orleans jazz, Cajun, Zydeco) which are representative of the Francophone presence...
9th - 12th Languages
Romantic Period in Music, Art, and Literature
“Romanticism aims at enlarging experience by exploring the real.” This excerpt from Jacques Barzun’s From Dawn to Decadence introduces a PowerPoint that examines the characteristics of and the major figures in music, art, and literature...
12th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
To the Beat of a Different Drum
Students describe the sounds, moods and styles of two different types of music. After reading an article, they discover how a journalist uses language to describe and give feelings to the music. They review a type of music of interest...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Reading: A Talk on the Effects of Music on Our Brains
In this reading an interview transcript instructional activity, students read the transcript from an interview with Daniel Levitin who was a psychologist interested in the effects of music on the human brain. Students then answer 10 true...
6th - 7th English Language Arts
An Introduction to Sega: The Music and Dance of Mauritius
Students study the folk music and dance of the island of Mauritius. In this music and dance instructional activity, students study the style of music and dance that is called sega. They learn about how the traditional music comes from...
K - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
The Influence of Jazz Music in Twentieth Century Art
Students examine the effect of music on society. While listening to music, they identify the beat, rhythm and write down their reaction to it. Listening to longer selections, they assign a color to the music and share it with the...
9th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts
Music Style- What Makes Each One Unique?
Fifth graders listen to various genres of music and identify which elements of music or qualities of each genre make it unique. In this unique music style activity, 5th graders develop and understand their own musical preferences and...
5th Visual & Performing Arts