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Duking It Out

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read and discuss 'Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra: Mixing Treasures by Duke Ellington and Edvard Grieg,' exploring how jazz transformed European music and the influence jazz has had on modern music. They write musical reviews.
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The Autobiography of Frederick Douglass

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders explore the slaves purpose in singing spirituals.  In this American History instructional activity, 11th graders analyze primary and secondary sources about spirituals.  Students discuss the effect of spirituals on...
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Learning the Blues

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners take a virtual field trip to Memphis, Tennessee in their study of the blues, its characterisitics, founding fathers, and histororical influence on modern music. They compose blues lyrics that reflect present-day attitudes and...
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17th Century Music and Dance

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore American history through hands-on use and demonstration of musical material culture representing early colonial America. They compare the music of colonial America to modern music.
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Thomas Hart Benton: The Sources of Country Music

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners 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...
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English Folk Music

For Students 5th - 8th
In this English folk music worksheet, students read an article pertaining to the history of folk music in England from the times of the Industrial Revolution until the 1970s.
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English Folk Music

For Students 8th
In this English folk music worksheet, 8th graders read about the characteristics, instruments, and purpose of traditional music. They read about the history of folk music and contemporary uses of this type of music. They answer 10 short...
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Key Points about English Folk Music Worksheet

For Students 5th - 7th
In this music learning exercise, students read key points about English folk music including what it is, what instruments are played, its history, and two of its important styles. They answer 10 questions using full sentences before...
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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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Rhythm in a Box: The Story of the Cajon Drum

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Discover the rich cultural traditions and remarkable ingenuity of indigenous people and African slaves by learning about one of the most popular percussion instruments in the world today.
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Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival Chicago - Chicago Blues

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Watching Great Performances’ Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival Chicago launches an investigation into and discussion of how the electric guitar and guitarists have changed the sound of the blues over time. An engaging way to...
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Read "El Corrido de Gregorio Cortez"Americo Paredes version

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students see examples of other types of written stories. They are introduced to the ballad in literature. Students obtain ideas for their own family story. They discuss how ballads can relate true stories through music. Students discuss...
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Jazz Talk

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars analyze the origins of jazz music by examining work songs, spirituals, blues, and gospel songs as well as works of poetry from African American artists. They create their own poems from either the narrative, dramatic, or...
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Holocaust

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore the geography of Eastern and Western Europe. They compare and constrast the culture of Jewish people from Eastern and Western Europe. They analyze deportation and confinement in concentration camps, using personal...
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Battlefield Preservation

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students write a persuasive essay for whether they are for or against battlefield painting preservation. In this battlefield preservation lesson plan, students view battlefield paintings through books and videos and discuss their...

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