1940-1960 Musicians Composers Teacher Resources
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The Influence of Latin Music in Postwar New York City
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Music has often been called the international language that transcends cultures and regions. Scholars analyze the impact of Latin American music on New York City culture in the years following World War II. They research music, video,...
Eckstine, Stayhorn, and the Dorseys: Masters of Swing
8th - 10th
Students explore the history of swing music. In this music history lesson, students research the Dorsey Brothers, Billy Eckstine, and William Strayhorn to learn about swing music. Students define swing, develop a timeline of events in...
Groovin’ Through the Decades 1850’s-1940’s
7th - 9th CCSS: Designed
"Follow the Drinking Gourd," "Clementine," "Over There," "Dust Bowl Blues." The Underground Railroad, the California Gold Rush, World War I, the Great Depression. Groups examine the lyrics of these and other songs to find reflections of...