In this music learning exercise, students read about the origin of gospel music. Students answer ten essay questions related to their reading.
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The Power of Nonviolence: Music Can Change the World
Here is a fantastic activity through which class members discover how music has the ability to influence others in a meaningful way. After reviewing selected pieces and modern-day protest songs, learners will research other songs that...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Some Musical Styles Defined
Introduce some musical styles to your class using this helpful handout and game idea. They read and review the handout which includes definitions for 17 different musical styles, then they play a round-robin-style game to reinforce what...
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
When The Saints Go Marching In: A Lesson for Middle School Keyboard Lab Students
After listening to a variety of interpretations of "When the Saints Go Marching In," partners compose and then perform their own renditions of this classic before joining a full-class jam session.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Arts and Culture: Music that Portrays Hardship/Suffering
Music has the power to convey messages, concepts, and feelings. Sixth graders listen to and analyze the cultural and historical context of several spirituals and working songs sung in Africa and also during the slave period in American...
6th Visual & Performing Arts
African-American Gospel Music
Students examine gospel music including the lyrics and instrumentation. They explain the meaning of the lyrics and how they are related to the cultural values associated with the music. They differentiate between gospel and spiritual music.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts