We found 76 reviewed resources for 20th century music history
Romantic and 20th Century Period MusicLesson Planet
7th - 12th
Upper graders explore the similarities, differences, and depth of pop music from the Romantic era and the 20th century. They listen to selections that exemplify the Baroque, Romantic, and 20th century periods, then create presentations...
19th & 20th Century Composers: ExoticismLesson Planet
8th - 12th
VH1 Music Studio has put out another great lesson that incorporates analysis, compare/contrast, and musical terminology. Kids will listen to the song "Habanera" considering the use of specific instruments in evoking a sense of location....
The South, the North and the Great Migration: Blues and LiteratureLesson Planet
8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Here is a complex lesson plan that interweaves the history of the Jim Crow South and the Great Migration with the study of poetry, art, and blues music from the Harlem Renaissance. The plan helps young historians develop a deep...
Thomas Hart Benton: The Sources of Country MusicLesson Planet
10th - 12th
Students examine artwork by Thomas Hart Benton. In this interdisciplinary lesson, students analyze the painting The Sources of Country Music, listen to folk music, and examine how recording technology and the movies shaped the images of...
Social Studies, Music, The Blues, Urbanization, and TechnologyLesson Planet
4th - 9th
Enable learners to use the blues to explore urbanization, technology, and their effects on everyday life in the 20th century. Musicians were among the large number of people who, between 1914 and 1945, participated in the Great Migration...
Rockin’ the World: Rock and Roll and Social Protest in 20th Century AmericaLesson Planet
7th - 12th
Students explore protest songs. In this interdisciplinary activity, students examine issues-based music by summarizing lyrics and revealing inferences, generalizations, conclusions, and points of view found in the songs.
Stroking the Senses: The Literature, Music, and Art of the Harlem RenaissanceLesson Planet
K - 6th
Students investigate the history of African Americans by researching Harlem. In this culture lesson, students examine a slide-show of images and identify the great African American singers and performers of the 20th century. Students...
Little Theater and American Avant Garde: Crash Course Theater #40Lesson Planet
11 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
When it comes to quality theater, Americans were tardy to the party. A video on early American theater, number 40 on the Crash Course Drama and Theater playlist, shares information about plays during the early 20th century. Discussions...
Entertainment and Recreation in the Early Twentieth Century and TodayLesson Planet
Eleventh graders research entertainment and recreation in the early twentieth century using primary sources and the book From the Hidewood, by Robert Amerson. They compare the rural experience of the time period to the national...
The Education Element of the Harlem Renaissance and Its Impact on the New NegroLesson Planet
9th - 12th
Students investigate African American history by researching culture. In this Harlem Renaissance lesson, students identify the teachings, music and art associated with African Americans in Harlem in the early 20th century. Students...
Ella Fitzgerald: Something to Live ForLesson Planet
5th - 8th
Young scholars examine the basic characteristics of jazz, and its relationship to African-American culture and history. They listen to examples of jazz, conduct research, and create a 20th century timeline of music and historical events.
A Study of Vietnam through Primary ResourcesLesson Planet
9th - 12th
Students discover details about the Vietnam Era. In this 20th century American history lesson, students participate in classroom station activities that require them to analyze speeches by President Nixon, music from the era, and...
Two Sides to Every Story: Day 1Lesson Planet
7th CCSS: Designed
The Vietnam war protests affected every aspect of 20th century mainstream culture. Seventh graders watch various protests and analyze how each one could have influenced shifts in music and verse. They read the short story "Stop the Sun"...
"We'd Like to Thank You, Herbert Hoover"Lesson Planet
9th - 11th
Students examine video clips and Web sites related to relevant productions, study song lyrics, and compare and contrast actual history with Broadway history. They create lyrics for a new song based on a contemporary or historical figure...
New Year's Eve: 1959, 1969, 1979, 1989Lesson Planet
6th - 12th
How was December 31, 1959 different than December 31, 2009? Young historians explore the political, social, and musical forces in the world made New Year's Eve a different experience during each decade of the 20th century. After groups...