1800's Composers Teacher Resources

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The Enlightenment Spreads: CH 22

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Explore the Enlightenment period through literature, music, and autocratic rule. Each slide contains basic information on major Baroque, Classical, and political figures contemporary to the late 1700's and early 1800's. Vivaldi, Bach,...
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Revolutions in the Arts: 1800s

For Teachers 7th - 9th
The 1800s were a time of great change in the worlds of art, literature, and music. This presentation covers major works and artists that exemplify the Romantic, Realist, and Impressionist movements. Why not make this presentation a...
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Form and Theme in the Traditional Mexican Corrido

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine the traditional Mexican musical form of corridos. In this cross curricular history and music lesson, students analyze the lyrics of popular corridos and the corridos' importance in Mexican culture. Students will compose...
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Do You Really Know What Wealth Is?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore what it means to have wealth in Mali and in the United States. In this economics activity, students read "Music in the Fields." Student groups answer discussion questions.  Students reflect on the purpose music serves in...
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Victorian Music

For Students 6th - 8th
In this music worksheet set, middle schoolers read about music, orchestras, and Christmas during the Victorian era. They discuss Victorian music halls, read examples of street music, list the parts of an orchestra, and compose an...
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Romanticism 1800's

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Kant and Goethe. Shelley, Wordsworth, Lord Byron, and Keats. Goya, Gericault, and Delacroix. Beethoven, Schubert, and Chopin. Romantic literature, art, and music are the focus of a presentation about the European Romantic Movement of the...
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The Ingredients Needed for a Musical National Park

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students identify musical sites that are worthy of being included as units of the National Parks System. They anthologize American music from primitive times to today.
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Buffalo Soldiers

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
"Stolen from Africa, brought to America,/Fighting on arrival, fighting for survival." Bob Marley's "Buffalo Soldiers" provides high schoolers an opportunity to explore the rich history of the Rastafarians in Jamaica and the Buffalo...
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Plantation Life in the 1840s: A Slave's Description

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students use a primary source to investigate plantation life from a slave's perspective. This first-hand account of a slave's experience should foster discussions about the slave trade and abolitionist movement within the United States...
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A New Urban Culture

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Life changed drastically in America at the turn of the century. Discover the music, literature, social issues and reforms related to the urban culture associated with mass immigration from Eastern European countries. 
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Ballots, Bloomers and Boycotts

For Teachers 4th
Students compare a controversial issue or policy in need of reform in their classroom to the suffrage movement of the 1800's. They research important figures in the suffrage movement, produce written pieces and complete worksheets.
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All Day and All Night

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students explore the blues as a musical form. They view the video, "All Day and Night: Memories of Beale Street Musicians." They discuss the relationships of African-Americans in Memphis, Tennessee and the musicians reflected in the...
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Imperialism and Expansion: Part 2

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore the concept of American Imperialism. In this American foreign policy activity, students take notes on the Spanish-American War and foreign policy practices of the United States in the late 1800s.
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Stand Up And Sing

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine pieces of sheet music and identify context, purpose, and perspective with regard to the political, social, and economic conditions existing at that time. They create a cover illustrating a topic of the Progressive Era.
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Do You Really Know What Wealth Is?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners examine what it means to have wealth-a concept that turns out to be philosophical as well as economic-and examine the importance of music. They examine the concepts of wealth in Mali and in the United States and consider the...
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The History of Rock and Roll: Part 8 - The 70's Have a Nice Day - Lesson 2

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students identify the characteristics and elements of large scale rock productions. They examine the similarities between the American Vaudeville shows and the large-scale rock theater productions of the 1970's.
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Music of Slavery and Oppression in the Mid-1800's

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students examine 19th century life for African-Americans. For this slavery lesson, students analyze the lyrics of slave songs and present their findings to their classmates.
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Slave Narratives and Spirituals

For Students 10th - 11th
Slave narratives and spirituals tell the stories of and preserve the history of generations of African Americans. A five-day interdisciplinary unit brings to life the voices and experiences of these people as class members listen to the...
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American Civil War

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Listen to a compilation of music from the 1800s while clips of a recreated civil war are shown. The opposing troops march toward each other, have several battles, and camp out. The video ends with the Union's win.
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Using Effective, Evocative Writing as a Model

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students analyze the author's style to learn techniques for strengthening their own writing. They re-read "Music in the Fields" and highlight images that create vivid pictures in their minds-places where Young "shows, not tells" and...
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Changes Caused by the Industrial Revolution

For Teachers K - 5th
Students investigate women's rights by discussing their occupations during the industrial revolution.  In this U.S. History lesson, students examine the diaries and photographs of young women in the 1800's and discuss the hardships they...
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Prices - Past and Present

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders research the prices of various items in the 1800s and 1900s. In this price history lesson, 8th graders order everyday items by their prices. Students research the history of prices in the 1800s and 1900s. Students create a...
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Native Americans During the 19th and 20th Centuries

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students explore major events in Native American history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In this American history lesson, students listen to lectures, examine photographs, and analyze music regarding Native American history...
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The Cherokee: The Principal People (Ani-Yunwiya), 1700 - 1838

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students read passages and research the Cherokee Tribe and write an account of a typical day as a Cherokee Native American. In this Cherokee lesson plan, students listen to Cherokee music, read Cherokee passages, fill out worksheets, and...