Influence of Cultures on Music Teacher Resources
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Arabic Folk and Popular Music: Egypt, Lebanon, and Spain
8th - 10th
How many of us have actually listened to Arabic folk or pop music? Learn about the many facets of folk music common to Lebanon, Spain, and Egypt with this well-organized presentation. Islamic cultural influences are traced throughout...
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,...
Idea Book – For Creating Lessons and Units About American Indians
2nd - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Augment a unit on the traditions and legacies of Native Americans with an informational packet. With pages that detail the tribal origins of commonly used words, a list of ways that Native American customs influenced American democracy,...
Music and the American Identity/American Culture
10th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Does music unite or divide Americans? How does music reflect and influence American culture? After journaling an initial response to these central questions, groups examine primary source documents, listen and respond to a wide range of...
What Did I Do To Be So Black And Blue: How Did Jazz Influence Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man
11th - 12th CCSS: Designed
How did jazz influence Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man? Class members read some of Ellison's non-fiction writings about blues and jazz, listen to records, watch videos, and engage in student-centered discussions. They then produce podcasts...
Affirmation, Assimilation, and Acculturation: Middle School
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Latin American culture is deeply embedded in American culture as a whole. From the Latin rock scene in San Francisco to the hip-hop world of New York, Latin American artists have influenced every genre of modern music. Learn about the...