Students research historical and cultural factors expressed in the Tejano musical form. They analyze lyrics and instrumentation critically to arrive at insights about the form.
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Conjunto Music from South Texas
Pupils listen to conjunto music and identify the instrumentation. After discussing the the history of South Texas, they examine lyrics of several songs and interpret them. As extensions, students can learn to partner dance to the music...
3rd - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
The History and Future of Everything—Time
Take a look into the past and present through an analysis of time. A video from the Kurzgesagt playlist outlines the past through a series of timelines. Then, it turns to the future to explain what is in store for the earth as time...
7 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Trey and Dave go to Africa: Music
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...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
American Aloha: Hula Beyond Hawai'i
In this lesson, students will examine Hawaii's issues of colonization, authority, authenticity and cultural identity, and understand the distinction between native and non-native Hawaiians. This lesson includes links to videos, links to...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History