Global Happiness Through Music
Seventh graders discover their cultural and musical identities by collecting data and make journal entries. They create music artist booklet highlighting their musical tastes. Students perform music selection for an audience.
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Improvising Music Through India, USA, and European Traditions
Students discover an Indian influence on Blues music. In this music lesson, students explore improvisation and compare the traditions of different cultures and styles. Students develop the blues scale, cyclical music, and compose short...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Why We Love Repetition in Music
Why does music rely so heavily on repetition? This is an interesting video from which to explore not only the psychological answers to this question, but also the ways in which humans perceive and rate different types of music.
5 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How to Sing and Play Happy Birthday
Here is a clever, and simple, lesson on how play the guitar while singing the Happy Birthday Song. There is media content embedded in the plan that allows learners to see a video of it being played, and to print out tabulature which...
4th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
When a Country Loses Its Songs
Students explore music as a cultural tradition. In this global studies lesson, students consider the implications of the loss of childhood songs to a cultural group. Students determine the type of musical "treasures" that are part of...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts