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Students watch a videotape on the musical career of Aretha Franklin and explore the different careers in the music industry.
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Born in the U.S.A: Music as Political Protest
Though often used in shows of patriotism, Bruce Springsteen's 1985 song "Born in the U.S.A." is critical of America's role in the Vietnam war and its treatment of American veterans. High schoolers analyze the song's lyrics in an activity...
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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What constitutes the media, and how does it act as a gatekeeper, agenda-setter, and watchdog in society in the United States? Through a variety of worksheets and an in-class true/false participation review, your young citizens will...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Popular Music and Music Videos
This resource is part of a three-activity unit that introduces your class to the concept of popular culture and the role that it plays in their lives. Here, learners examine the importance of the music industry and music videos in pop...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
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4 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Music and Creativity in Ancient Greece
Take a fascinating look into the many ways in which music played an absolutely integral role in the culture of ancient Greece. Rooted in ancient Greek mythology and the common medium through which all core disciplines were taught and...
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Trey and Dave go to Africa: Music
Trey from Phish and Dave from the Dave Mathews Band took a trip to Africa to explore music, culture, and history. Your class watches this episode from VH1's Music Studio to understand how African culture and music have influenced modern...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts