Modernism and Rock-n-Roll 1945-1990 Teacher Resources

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Modern/Contemporary Music

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learn about each of the major players that contributed to each genre of modern/contemporary music. This slideshow covers the last 100 years in American music, from Gershwin to Michael Jackson, Folk to Reggae. Tip: It would be great to...
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Rock Music

For Teachers 8th
Only boys like Rock n' Roll. That's not so! Eighth graders consider the origin of rock music as well as some associated stereotypes. They discuss who listens to rock music, when it originated, and then they analyze some current pop...
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Magical Musical Tour: Using Music Lyrics to Teach Literary Elements

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
While music lyrics are often used to teach literary elements, the richness of this resource comes from the wealth of exercises, activities, and support materials provided in the packet.  Although designed for gifted learners, the...
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"Count to 20 Song" - Rockin' English Musical Lesson (Numbers 1-20)

For Students Pre-K - 1st Standards
Pupils will be tapping their toes to this upbeat, rock 'n' roll song that counts from one to twenty and provides a visual representation of each number!  
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Lesson: Urs Fischer: Reviving the Past Art Movements

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Seven major abstract art movements are analyzed by learners in groups. Each group analyzes various works by determining which work belongs to which movement. They then read Flatland, engage in an art and literary analysis discussion,...
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Sixth Grade General Music

For Teachers 6th
"How boring the sounds of the forest would be if the music came only from the Top Ten birds." Sixth graders explore the concept of popular music through several activities that encourage them to share their own musical preferences and to...
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Marching to the Beat of a Different Drum

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Henry David Thoreau and Linda Ronstadt? Ann Tyler and Pete Townshend? Joyce Carol Oates and Pearl Jam? This richly detailed plan pairs classic literature with contemporary music and asks learners to analyze how the theme of conformity is...
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English "Alphabet Song" (ABCs Rock) - Rockin' English

For Students Pre-K - 1st Standards
Rock out with the ABCs! Listen to a new take on the alphabet song with this rock 'n' roll version that will surely make the class want to dance. 
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The Letter U Song

For Students Pre-K - 1st Standards
U is for up and upside down and many other unbelievably unique and useable words! Get up and rock out with a traditional rock 'n roll-themed music video featuring the letter U. 
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"Have and Has Song"–Rockin' English

For Students 1st - 5th Standards
A fun, rock n' roll beat and light-hearted example sentences make up this music video designed to support your instruction of perfect tense verbs, have and has.
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Possessive Pronouns Song–"Mine and Yours"–Rockin' English

For Students 1st - 6th Standards
Possessive pronouns have never sounded so good! Sing along and practice reading sentences using the possessive pronouns mine and yours with this rock n' roll music video.    
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"Alphabet Song" - English ABCs (Whole) by Rockin' English

For Students Pre-K - 1st Standards
Add a little rock 'n' roll flare to the traditional alphabet song with this modern rendition that first sings a laid back, slow version, then speeds things up with a more upbeat tempo.   
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The Letter Z Song

For Students Pre-K - 1st Standards
An alphabet doo-wop group sings a tune all about the letter Z. Words appear alongside captivating graphics set to a rock 'n' roll beat. 
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Rock 'n Roll

For Students 6th - 8th
In this music worksheet, students find the words that are used to name bands and the answers are found by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.
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History of Rock: Lecture 3

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
How did technology influence rock music? A thorough presentation outlines the history of rock, beginning with the technological advances that made it possible. It discusses Country, Blues, Hillbilly, and Early Rock music in terms of how...
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Music: Off the Wall & Onto the Stage - Composing

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Kids explore Gullah music from Africa and then create original compositions based on what they've learned. They practice traditional melodies and rhythms then make some of their own, which they then perform for the class. 
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Contemporary Music With a Classical Flavor - Activity 1

For Teachers 4th - 11th
Students discover compositional techniques through the study of a current young composer and listening examples. This 30-minute lesson is an introduction to a unit on current classical music trends.
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History of African-American Music

For Teachers K - 8th
Students are introduced to African-American music history through this instructional activity. They begin their study by taking a look at the slave work song and work their way through to modern rap and hip-hop. Students also take a...
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Alicia Keys, Songs in A Minor

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Need a musical lesson plan for your drama or performing arts class? VH1 has put together a really neat lesson plan, in which learners use biographical information about Alicia Keys to write and perform a one-act musical related to her...
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Lesson: Elizabeth Peyton: Pictures of Rock Stars: The Imagined

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Youth, fame, and beauty are marks of modern society. Artist Elizabeth Peyton has captured all three in her series of imagined rock star portraits. The class analyzes her use of technique, emotion, and imagination in each of six pieces,...
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"The Seasons Song" - English Lesson on The Four Seasons

For Students Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Get to know the four seasons with a rock n' roll ballad. Listen and sway as the singer details the four seasons, complete with hand-drawn animation and a fun beat.
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Australian Aboriginal Art and Storytelling

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Young explorers investigate Australian Aboriginal culture by listening to traditional Dreamtime stories and examining dot paintings created by Aboriginal artists. In addition, they locate the country on maps, discuss the geography of...
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Music of My Heart

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students view and discuss the movie, Music of the Heart. They compare/contrast two versions of the song, Music of My Heart, identify characteristics of heroes, and sing the song, Music of My Heart.
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Lesson: Paul Chan: "Score for the 7th Light"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Music, art, and poetry coalesce in a single exhibition, and in a single lesson plan. Critical thinkers analyze the Fluxus art movement as it's seen in the work of Paul Chan's 7 Lights. They consider the use of poetry and music in his...