1900's Composers Teacher Resources

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Lesson: The Power of Music

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The sounds of the past echo through art and our social understanding. Will the sounds of today echo into the future? Learners discuss the cultural and social impact of music, then analyze the art on an African Drum. They develop...
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"Infernal Dance" From The Firebird, by Igor Stravinsky

For Students 3rd - 5th
This worksheet about Stravinsky's ballet, The Firebird, provides information about the composer, the ballet, and the "Infernal Dance." It also includes questions about the music, as well as extension activities such as a puppet show.
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African Americans Seen Through the Eyes of the Newsreel Cameraman

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders learn about this history of jazz music. In this musical influences lesson, 5th graders read God Bless the Childand listen to a recording of it. Students create a KWL chart on jazz and early 1900s music and dance. Students...
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Say It Loud!: A Celebration Of Black Music in America - Louis Armstrong

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students listen to selections of New Orleans street band music. They explore the culture of New Orleans in the 1920's, and perform a closer examination of Armstrong's music.
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Say It Loud!: A Celebration Of Black Music In America Music In America

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers study early New Orleans Jazz music and recognize Louis Armstrong as an early jazz artist. They recognize the elements and roots of Jazz.
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The Princess and the Frog

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars study the sounds of New Orleans jazz, its origins, and its influences. In this jazz music instructional activity, students listen to various jazz songs and discuss the songs. Young scholars use the worksheet 'Jazz: the...
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Sports Equipment/Uniform Comparison 1900's v. Today

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students compare sports uniforms from the past to modern day. In this sports equipment and uniform lesson, students view images of players and games from the 1900's to present day. Students observe, take notes, and draw conclusions.
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Beethoven Manuscript Sold at Auction

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students react to a series of statements about Beethoven, then read a news article about the sale of a 179-year-old manuscript by the musical genius. In this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and...
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Moog's Musical Revolution

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students explore history of technological advances in making, recording, and listening to music that have intrigued and inspired musicians and scientists for decades.
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Say It Loud!: A Celebration Of Black Music In America - Lesson 5

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify many genres of Black music. They listen to examples of black artists playing songs of social concious, then identify issues that are addressed by today's Black artists.
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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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Tour of Our Century

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students will research the politics, arts, social climate, technological and scientific advances of the 1900s. They will work in cooperative groups to identify the most significant advances of one decade then use a computer to create a...
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The Aerial Age

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students infer America's attitude towards aviation in the early 1900s. For this The Aerial Age lesson, students analyze early 1900s literature, music, advertisements, and popular culture in reference to aviation. Students represent their...
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1920's Fads and Fashion

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students research clothing fads from the 1900's through the 1990's.  In this U.S. History lesson, students work in small groups to establish what the clothing fads were in the early 1900's and how they changed through the times until the...
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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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Exploring the Harlem Renaissance Through Primary Sources

For Teachers 3rd - 11th
Young scholars investigate the history of African Americans by researching art and culture. In this Harlem Renaissance lesson plan, students complete a graphic organizer based on the artistic and musical history of Harlem in the early...
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Communicating Through Sight and Sound - Senufo Drum from West Africa

For Teachers K - 5th
Students research the Senufo Drum. For this drum lesson, students explore the Senufo Drum from West Africa to find its purpose, sounds and symbols. They create their own drum with symbols that reflect their life. 
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Life in a Big Urban City in the Gilded Age

For Teachers 10th - 12th
While this presentation is not heavy in text it more than makes up for it with the telling images of life in New York at the turn of the century. Use as a supplemental lecture tool when covering immigration, tenements, Shirtwaist...
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Civil Rights Wax Museum Project

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore the important figures of the Civil Rights movement by completing a research project. In this African American activist instructional activity, 5th graders select an individual that helped bring about civil rights...
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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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Vienna in 1900

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Vienna in the 1900's was a place alive with new ideas, music, and innovative art.
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The Piano

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders read The Piano and become familiar with racial discrimination.  In this racial discrimination book lesson, 2nd graders answer comprehension question to focus on the importance of the book.  Students discuss the reader's...
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The Impact of the IWW on the Nation or Who were the Wobblies?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students evaluate the role labor groups had on the U.S. Government in the early 1900's.  In this teaching American history lesson, students complete several activities, including response writing and listening to music, that reinforce...
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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...