Musical Reaction Writing
Students explore a piece of literature. The objective is to have students connect music to the literary piece they are currently reading in class and to create a transdisciplinary activity.
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Exploring the Great Depression through Pictures and Music
Young scholars discuss causes of the Great Depression and analyze artifacts from the era. In this Great Depression era lesson plan, students discuss the impact of the Depression and analyze photographs and music lyrics. Young scholars...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Learning to Become: Time Out for Reflection
Learners explore the Filipino culture. In this cultural appreciation instructional activity, high schoolers listen to choric interpretations and read selections about Filipino culture. They discuss the selections, complete questions...
8th - 10th English Language Arts
Breaking the Code: Actions and Songs of Protest
Ezell Blair, Jr., David Richmond, Franklin McCain and Joseph McNeil changed history. Their sit-in at the lunch counter of the Woolworths in Greensboro, North Carolina on February 1, 1960 became a model for the nonviolent protests that...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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
Teaching About Tolerance Through Music
Explore the importance of tolerance with a music-themed lesson. Learners listen to the music of Peter, Paul, and Mary, and discern the underlying messages before discussing the painful effects of ridicule, disrespect, and bullying.
3rd - 12th English Language Arts
Shakespeare Was A Black Woman
"I all alone beweep my outcast state." After a discussion of the "Shakespeare in American Life" segment in which Maya Angelou's relates her reaction to Sonnet 29, class groups create and perform a scene about an outcast that includes the...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
All Quiet On The Western Front
Students create a poem on the subject of war. In this All Quiet on the Western Front activity, students create poetry using phrases or lines that they brainstorm during a pre-writing session. Students enhance their poetry with sensory...
9th - 12th English Language Arts