I've Got the Blues!
Learners identify the musical form of the 12-bar blues. They identify a problem from the "Farming in the 1940's" section and compose a 12-bar blues song. make comparisons between problems of the 1940's and today.
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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
The President’s Desk
What stories can a desk paperweight and picture frame possibly tell us about the president of the United States? Pupils are transported to the desk of President John F. Kennedy through a highly interactive and engaging online interactive...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Groovin’ Through the Decades 1850’s-1940’s
"Follow the Drinking Gourd," "Clementine," "Over There," "Dust Bowl Blues." The Underground Railroad, the California Gold Rush, World War I, the Great Depression. Groups examine the lyrics of these and other songs to find reflections of...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Unconquerable Doing the Impossible: Jackie Robinson's 1946 Spring Training in Jim Crow Florida
Students examine Jackie Robinson's role in the Civil Rights movement. They read an essay and watch a video about his spring training in 1946. They answer questions about the material and discuss.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History