We found 37 reviewed resources for black history month music
10 Ideas for Teaching Black History MonthLesson Planet
K - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Celebrate Black History Month with the help of 10 ideas that delve deep into the history, major events, contributions, famous African Americans, and sheds light on how scholars today can take a proactive stance on current civil rights...
The Power of Nonviolence: Music Can Change the WorldLesson Planet
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Here is a fantastic activity through which class members discover how music has the ability to influence others in a meaningful way. After reviewing selected pieces and modern-day protest songs, learners will research other songs that...
Reflection: The Message behind the MusicLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Music lyrics offer messages. Some lyrics offer positive messages, some negative, some reflective, some explosive. Class members investigate the powerful messages in the lyrics of popular rap songs by first reading one student's essay on...
Exploring Primary Sources: Music in New OrleansLesson Planet
5th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Looking for a new and exciting way to teach young historians the art of primary source analysis? Jazz up your activity with a resource that asks class members to analyze photos, travel documents, and letters written by some of New...
The United States in the 1920s: The New Negro Movement and the Harlem RenaissanceLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Music, writing, and activism all tell the story of history! The resource uses these elements and more in a presentation to discuss the Jazz Age and Harlem Renaissance. Your class views biographies, discusses important events, and...
Part Four: Nobody Gonna Turn Me 'Round: Stories and Songs of the Civil Rights MovementLesson Planet
K - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
In the story, Nobody Gonna Turn Me 'Round: Stories and Songs of the Civil Rights Movement by Doreen Rappaport, listeners become familiar with nonviolent protests of the Civil Rights Movement through music. Scholars then compose original...
Similes Activity using Jazz (featuring Duke Ellington)Lesson Planet
Language learners get into the swing of things with a jazzy lesson about similes. They read an article about Duke Ellington, listen to samples of his music, and then try their hand at crafting similes to describe his improvisational and...
Langston Hughes- Mini BiographyLesson Planet
4 mins 8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
When delving into such writings as "I Too Sing America" or "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" by poet, novelist, and playwright Langston Hughes, don't forget to provide this important historical background information on the Harlem Renaissance...
Up Close: Ella FitzgeraldLesson Planet
5th - 7th CCSS: Adaptable
A reading of Tanya Lee Stones' biography of Ella Fitzgerald lets middle schoolers get up close and personal with the First Lady of Jazz. Stone recounts details of Fitzgerald's life from her early days through her experiences as a teenage...
Dream Big...With Your Eyes Wide OpenLesson Planet
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
For many people, Barack Obama's presidency was the next step in Martin Luther King, Jr's dream of America's future. Explore the dreams of Americans past and present, as well as the young Americans in your class, with a set of activities...
Harriet Tubman and The Underground RailroadLesson Planet
First graders discuss Black History month and read a book about The Underground Railroad. In this history lesson, 1st graders discuss and answer questions as the book is read, and complete a worksheet about their feelings and reactions...
The Impact of the Music of the Harlem Renaissance on SocietyLesson Planet
7th - 12th
Students define the community of Harlem. They explain the growth of music in this area and identify important people who spearheaded this movement. They identify places where music grew in Harlem and establish a visual as well as an...
The Chaotic Brilliance of Artist Jean-Michel BasquiatLesson Planet
5 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
In 2017 a work by Jean-Michel Basquiat was actioned off for over 110 million dollars. So who is he and what makes his art so special? Find out with a short video that details his background, influences, and his process.