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Music of the 60's
Students explore the music of the 1960's. In this contemporary history lesson, students analyze lyrics of popular music from the 1960s and compare them to the historical events of the decade.
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Music and the American Identity/American Culture
Does music unite or divide Americans? How does music reflect and influence American culture? After journaling an initial response to these central questions, groups examine primary source documents, listen and respond to a wide range of...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
What Are the Origins and Influences of Rap Music?
Engage your pupils in a high-interest topic while asking them to look closely into each source with document-based questions and a final essay. Learners explore the emergence of rap music through videos and reading selections. All of the...
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Alicia Keys, Songs in A Minor
How do a person's musical preferences influence the way they compose music of their own? Learners analyze the sound and lyrics of Alicia Keys in relation to musicians that came before. Jazz, blues, and soul music from the past are shown...
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Slices of American Pie: The 1960s Through Music
Eleventh graders examine political, cultural, and social movements through music. In this 1960s American history lesson, 11th graders explore the music of the decade in order to better understand the complexity of the time period....
11th Visual & Performing Arts