Early American Music
Students identify music according to its style and culture by listening to examples and explaining why the music reflects the culture.
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History of African-American Music
Students are introduced to African-American music history through this lesson. They begin their study by taking a look at the slave work song and work their way through to modern rap and hip-hop. Students also take a closer look at...
K - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
American Music Styles: European Roots and African Influences - Lesson 3
Students describe some of the characteristics of country and blues music. They see how country music rose to a nationally known music style. They write a two-paragraph essay on what they think country music be like in the next 100 years.
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Native American Music: Call-and-Response
Students are introduced to call-and-response form of Native American song and dance. They identify and describe a call-and-response form as used in "0 Hal'Lwe." Male students will perform "0 Hal'Lwe" in call-and-response style with drum...
5th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Jazz Exploration: A Collage Project
Middle schoolers explore and experience jazz through collage. They listen to improvisational jazz, discuss the origins of jazz, then design and create a collage that shows jazz being played. This project will result in amazing works of...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Stroking the Senses: The Literature, Music, and Art of the Harlem Renaissance
Students investigate the history of African Americans by researching Harlem. In this culture lesson plan, students examine a slide-show of images and identify the great African American singers and performers of the 20th century. ...
K - 6th Visual & Performing Arts