Music With a Message
Students write a line by line analysis of a song which they feel expresses a powerful message that can change society for the better. They then present their analysis to the class in an oral report.
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New Review Once On This Island: The Musical
Love is stronger than fear. That is the take-away from Lynn Ahrens' Once on this Island. A study guide for the one-act musical, based on Rosa Guy's 1985 novel, My Love, My Love, provides theatre arts students with background information,...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Romantic Period in Music, Art, and Literature
“Romanticism aims at enlarging experience by exploring the real.” This excerpt from Jacques Barzun’s From Dawn to Decadence introduces a PowerPoint that examines the characteristics of and the major figures in music, art, and literature...
12th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Spice Up Your Poetry with Figurative Language
Pupils are introduced to the poetic works of Kechia Williams and the different elements of poetry. They explore figurative language and rhythm. Next, learners read poems from various poets and share with the class one of their favorite...
5th - 7th English Language Arts
Teaching About Tolerance Through Music
Explore the importance of tolerance with a music-themed instructional activity. Learners listen to the music of Peter, Paul, and Mary, and discern the underlying messages before discussing the painful effects of ridicule, disrespect, and...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts
Individuality: India Arie Music Video
Learners examine individuality. In this music video lesson, students listen to music by India Arie to determine how music shapes our ideas of what normal is as well as how music is a form of poetry. Activities are related to Stargirl.
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Philosophical Chairs Discussion
Debate music censorship in this discussion instructional activity. Middle schoolers research and debate whether music with offensive lyrics should have warning labels. They get into groups of disagree, agree, or neutral to debate their...
6th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts