Women of Music

There were a lot of firsts for women in music. From being the first to sing and write about birth control to speaking out about issues of their time, female singers represent a voice that had not been heard by many before. Young viewers watch a short video about prominent women who became both the voices of their generations, but of their gender.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have viewers write down each woman's name as it is displayed in the video to conduct research on them later
  • Use as an introduction to a lesson on famous women musicians
Classroom Considerations

  • Best used during Women's History Month or a biography unit
Pros

  • Offers names of women who accomplished first steps in music
Cons

  • Video gives very brief snippets of women's history, making it a limited use video
  • Doesn't offer visuals of the women
Common Core