20th Century Music Teacher Resources
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Rockin’ the World: Rock and Roll and Social Protest in 20th Century America
7th - 12th
Students explore protest songs. In this interdisciplinary lesson, students examine issues-based music by summarizing lyrics and revealing inferences, generalizations, conclusions, and points of view found in the songs.
Social Studies, Music, The Blues, Urbanization, and Technology
4th - 9th
Enable learners to use the blues to explore urbanization, technology, and their effects on everyday life in the 20th century. Musicians were among the large number of people who, between 1914 and 1945, participated in the Great Migration...
Thomas Hart Benton: The Sources of Country Music
10th - 12th
Students examine artwork by Thomas Hart Benton. In this interdisciplinary lesson, students analyze the painting The Sources of Country Music, listen to folk music, and examine how recording technology and the movies shaped the images of...
The South, the North and the Great Migration: Blues and Literature
8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Here is a complex lesson plan that interweaves the history of the Jim Crow South and the Great Migration with the study of poetry, art, and blues music from the Harlem Renaissance. The plan helps young historians develop a deep...
Stroking the Senses: The Literature, Music, and Art of the Harlem Renaissance
K - 6th
Students investigate the history of African Americans by researching Harlem. In this culture lesson, students examine a slide-show of images and identify the great African American singers and performers of the 20th century. Students...
Little Theater and American Avant Garde: Crash Course Theater #40
11 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewWhen it comes to quality theater, Americans were tardy to the party. A video on early American theater, number 40 on the Crash Course Drama and Theater playlist, shares information about plays during the early 20th century. Discussions...
"Fear the Boom and Bust" a Hayek vs. Keynes Rap Anthem
8 mins 11th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Opt out of another dry economics lesson with this crazy video featuring a performance and rap song about the contributions and theories of economists Friedrich Hayek and John Maynard Keynes. The primary topic of focus is a boom and bust...
Children's Literature Across the Curriculum Ideas-Duke Ellington
2nd - 6th
Students read Duke Ellington by Andrea Davis Pinkney. They complete a variety of cross-curricular activities surrounding the life of the 20th century composer. Included are reading, art, math, science, writing, social studies, and...