Discovering Generational Music Communities
In this Louisiana musical landscape worksheet, middle schoolers discover what generational music communities they belong to by answering 10 short answer questions.
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Lone Dog's Winter Count: Keeping History Alive
What is oral tradition, and what unique tool did the Native Americans of the Northern Great Plains use to help them remember their complex histories? Through pictograph analysis, discussion, research, and an engaging hands-on activity,...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How Did Jazz Music During the 1920’s Reflect a Change of Culture for America?
Music and culture are intimately linked. Ask your learners to find connections between jazz and the culture of the 1920s though a jigsaw activity and writing assignment. All pupils read one of three articles and get together in mixed...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Middle School General Music Unit Plans
Here's a collection of unit plans for middle school musicians. Topics include the mbira, opera, rhythm and culture, music in Africa, music in the movies, music theory and notation, blues and jazz, and the ocarina. Definitely worth a look.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Dance of the Times: African-American Expression of Jazz
Music enthusiasts discover the birth of jazz and explore a variety of images showcasing African-Americans' expression of the music. Taking part in a grand conversation, pupils discuss the myriad of emotions that come to be from reviewing...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson 3: Marketing of Pop Music
Pop music and marketing are thrown into the mix to make a fun and engaging instructional activity. Learners listen to several pop songs and discuss the differences in musical style. They then get into groups and work together to decide...
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Things I Know About Generational Music
In this generational music worksheet, learners complete a graphic organizer with information about music that appeals to various age groups. Students further explore generational music by answering seven short answer questions .
7th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts