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Listen and Learn: Pop Artists
4th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewHow do pop singers like Rihanna and Taylor Swift inspire change in society? Learners explore the topic by engaging in a close reading of articles about various musicians. Next, scholars listen to a chosen pop song and complete a writing...
Born in the U.S.A: Music as Political Protest
10th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Though often used in shows of patriotism, Bruce Springsteen's 1985 song "Born in the U.S.A." is critical of America's role in the Vietnam war and its treatment of American veterans. High schoolers analyze the song's lyrics in an activity...
5th - 10th
Check out these detailed lessons using popular music across genres to explain songwriting concepts such as figurative language, elaboration, and tone. Learners examine lyrics to the songs from different musical genres and practice putting the skills into practice. These nine resources could easily be used with a poetry writing focus as well, and everything you need is here!
Jacob Marley's Ghost: Fun Trivia Quiz on Dickens' A Christmas Carol
8th - 10th
Questions about esoteric facts epitomize Fun Trivia quizzes. Still, this one provides opportunities to review content and focus on details about Jacob Marley's ghost and his early interactions with Scrooge in Dickens' A Christmas Carol....
Media Policy and You: Crash Course Media Literacy
12 mins 8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Sharing is caring! How much does your class know about the laws that govern sharing on social media and other areas of the Internet? The video, part of an ongoing series about media literacy, examines copyright laws, intellectual...
Keep on Pushing: Popular Music and the Civil Rights Movement
9th - 12th
Students explore music that exemplified the Civil Rights Movement. In this music and history lesson, students research 1960's protest songs, Motown recorded music, and rap of the 1990's to consider the power of music and its reflection...
GET UP, STAND UP: Fighting for Rights Around the World
7th - 12th
Students explore basic human rights as they explore music by black artists. In this human rights lesson, students examine music as a cultural reflection of the justice issues. Students analyze Jamaican roots reggae of the 70s, American...