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Songwriting Skills

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Check out these detailed lessons using popular music across genres to explain songwriting concepts such as figurative language, elaboration, and tone. Learners examine lyrics to the songs from different musical genres and practice...
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Crash Course: Media Literacy

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Viewers take a Crash Course in Media Literacy. They watch 12 videos that take them through media history, the positive and negative effects of media, and regulations and policies affecting media producers. The series aims to help viewers...
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Lesson 3: Marketing of Pop Music

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Pop music and marketing are thrown into the mix to make a fun and engaging lesson. Learners listen to several pop songs and discuss the differences in musical style. They then get into groups and work together to decide how they are...
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Popular Music Culture

For Teachers 9th
Kids think about pop music and pop culture as they analyze both. They group up and write a review of a favorite pop singer or song for the school paper. They discuss pop music as a class and then analyze a song for specific music elements.
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Save the Music Concerts: Parts 1 & 2

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Music aficionados classify pop music into by musical genres or styles. They evaluate the positive and negatives of collaborative performances, view segments of VH1's "Save the Music" concert, and discuss the difficulties of categorizing...
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Arabic Folk and Popular Music: Egypt, Lebanon, and Spain

For Teachers 8th - 10th
How many of us have actually listened to Arabic folk or pop music? Learn about the many facets of folk music common to Lebanon, Spain, and Egypt with this well-organized presentation. Islamic cultural influences are traced throughout...
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Getting the Meaning in Pop Music

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Critical thinkers compare the impact of visual versus aural perception in how they comprehend artistic intent. They consider the meaning of a set of pop lyrics first by reading them, then by listening to them orally, and finally viewing...
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Evolution of Music - Pentatonix

For Students 4th - 12th
Explore music through the decades with an engaging video brought to you by the 5-part harmony acapella group, Pentatonix. Genuine musical talents sing through a variety of popular music from the 11th century to the 2010's. Artists...
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Romantic and 20th Century Period Music

For Teachers 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...
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Pop Culture Icons: Medieval Music

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Kids compare and contrast music from the past to the present. They listen to and review the characteristics of Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Pop music. Then, they discuss the differences in each and how musical icons from the past...
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The Freedom Riders and the Popular Music of the Civil Rights Movement

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s marched to its own beat—literally. Using songs from the era, as well as other primary sources such as King's "I Have a Dream" speech, class members analyze lyrics to discover how music and protest...
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Classical Music Connection-Popular Music - Connecting Pachelbel, Beethoven, and Mussorgsky to Disco and Rap

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students examine classical music and the "Art Rock" of 1967. They review classical themes in their original genre and discuss/analyze how pop musicians incorporate theses themes into a variety of pop music genres.
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Popular Music and Music Videos

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This resource is part of a three-activity unit that introduces your class to the concept of popular culture and the role that it plays in their lives. Here, learners examine the importance of the music industry and music videos in pop...
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Sixth Grade General Music

For Teachers 6th
"How boring the sounds of the forest would be if the music came only from the Top Ten birds." Sixth graders explore the concept of popular music through several activities that encourage them to share their own musical preferences and to...
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Music: "Hearing Between The Lines"

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The class listens to and reads lyrics from popular songs that explore themes of self-esteem, body image, and eating disorders. The song interpretations will serve as a jumping-off point to deeper discussion on the issues, culminating in...
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Using Pop Music to Help Children Learn English Vocabulary

For Teachers 3rd - Higher Ed
Students sing the songs to English pop music in order to learn English vocabulary. In this English vocabulary lesson plan, students recite the lyrics and discuss words they did not know.
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Popular Music of Brazil: Samba

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Samba music is a musical mixture of both African and Brazilian sounds and rhythms. Explore this art form with your class using this easy-to-follow slide show. They'll learn about Samba's roots, beats, characteristics, instruments, and...
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Alicia Keys, Songs in A Minor

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Need a musical lesson for your drama or performing arts class? VH1 has put together a really neat lesson, in which learners use biographical information about Alicia Keys to write and perform a one-act musical related to her life. This...
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Trey and Dave go to Africa: Music

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Trey from Phish and Dave from the Dave Mathews Band took a trip to Africa to explore music, culture, and history. Your class watches this episode from VH1's Music Studio to understand how African culture and music have influenced modern...
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Development of Popular Music

For Students 10th - 12th
The history and marketing of pop music is the subject of this lesson. Learners first read an article detailing definitions and historical shifts of pop music in society. The activity then provides students with a few comprehension-level...
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African Popular Music

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students explore popular music of West Africa. In this musicians instructional activity, students complete listening tasks that challenge them to analyze the music of Oumou Sangare, Angelique Kidjo, and Baaba Maal.
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The Vietnam War: A Popular Music Approach

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the Vietnam War in music. In this Vietnam lesson, students listen to and analyze popular music from the Vietnam era in order to understand the use of propaganda regarding the controversial war. Students develop questions...
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Lesson: American Idyll

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Using the painting, Childhood Idyll for inspiration, learners reflect on things that are idealized. They focus in on pop music and pop idols, write a song, and perform it in front of the class, American Idol style.
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Pop Tops

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Get your class primed for a comparative analysis lesson with this activity. They compare and contrast their music preferences to those of their classmates. After reading an article, they identify current trends in popular music, analyze...

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