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Crash Course: Media Literacy

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Viewers take a Crash Course in Media Literacy. They watch 12 videos that take them through media history, the positive and negative effects of media, and regulations and policies affecting media producers. The series aims to help viewers...
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Musician-Guitarist

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Tune your ears and eyes into this video of guitarist Ricky Rios. The daily life of a musician is more chaotic than you may think! Watch this video to learn why.
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Jazz Musicians

For Students 6th - 12th
Ten informative videos make up a series hosted by Wynton Marsalis designed to share the musical triumphs of jazz musicians Scott Joplin, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and more! 
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Career Connections | Musician

For Teachers 6th - 12th
New ReviewLove the sounds of music? Want to be part of making those beautiful sounds? Willing to practice, practice, practice? The narrator of a short video talks about what it's like to be part of one of the "Big Five" orchestras.
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What is a Musician?

For Teachers K
Students practice appropriate concert etiquette by role-playing and attending concerts, They identify musicians by exploring the roles of musicians including performers, conductors and composers.
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GEOGRAPHY, SPANISH, AND MUSICIANS

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Young scholars explore the connection between music and culture. For this Spanish music lesson, students label maps to show the Spanish speaking countries. Young scholars study Spanish musicians, label where they live on the maps and...
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Louisiana's Legendary Musicians

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students identify and interpret what legendary traditional musicians of Louisiana that allows them to hear new genres of traditional music. They also identify what it means to be a legendary artist and read, write, and create a project...
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The Town Musicians of Bremen

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Take a listen to "The Town Musicians of Bremen" by the Brothers Grimm with a nine minute audiobook. The story details four elderly animals that join together to make a band and travel their way to find an unlikely home thanks to their...
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Lessons for Hight School Music Classes: Lesson 1

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The phrase, "You sold out" has been thrown around among musicians that have lent their talents to the corporate world. Here, the class engages in an interesting discussion on how musicians make a living and the influence of commercialism...
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Various Roles of Musicians

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners research and collect information about a musician that they are interested in. They then incorporate their information into a PowerPoint presentation which includes pictures and audio files, and share their slide show with the...
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Composer/Musician Study

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research a musician or composer of their choice and present their research through a written paper and free choice activity. This lesson can be done over the course of five to six classes with some homework. The paper...
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Musician Extraordinaire Based on the DC Quarter Reverse

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students develop an understanding of the role of a musician, composer, and conductor. In this musician lesson, students examine the District of Columbia quarter and see that Duke Ellington is on the reverse side. They define performer,...
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Musicians and Their Bands

For Students 9th - 12th
In this musicians worksheet, students match the name of a musician to the respective band.  This two-page worksheet contains 32 matching problems.  Answers are provided on the last page.
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Musicians and Their Backup Bands - Part 2

For Students 9th - 12th
In this musicians worksheet, students match the name of a musician to the band he/she is associated with.  This one-page worksheet contains 26 matching problems.  A link to the solution is provided.
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I Am A Musician - Board Game

For Teachers K - 5th
Students demonstrate understanding of roles of composer, conductor, percussion players, string players, woodwind players, brass players, and harpist in a symphony orchestra. Students then play "I Am a Musician" pantomime board game.
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What is a Musician and How Do I Act During Performances?

For Teachers K
Students attend a variety of school concerts and performances to determine how to act at them. In class, they role-play audience members as well as describing the role of performers, composers and conductors. They repeat the lesson...
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Gary Allan

For Students 9th - 12th
Test pupils' knowledge of Gary Allan, a famous musician, in your classroom. There are 10 multiple-choice questions. This quiz can be taken online or printed out.
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The Amazing Joan Armatrading

For Students 7th - 12th
Joan Armatrading may be an unfamiliar name in your classroom, but after some research, your class will find that she is an amazing musician. Use this worksheet to test their new-found knowledge. There are 10 multiple-choice questions in...
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David Archuleta

For Students 6th - 12th
With a spare 10 minutes older learners can enjoy answering trivia. This quiz explores the life and work of musician, David Archuleta. This could be paired with a engaging challenge to do internet research in order to answer all the...
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Angus Young: Master of the Guitar

For Students 7th - 12th
Angus Young was the lead guitarist of AC/DC. Quiz your students' knowledge of this great musician with 10 multiple-choice questions. Note: You can print this out, or have your class take the quiz online. Answers are provided after...
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Famous People of the Twenties

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Meet some of the people who made headlines during the 1920s. You'll be introduced to names of famous musicians, politicians, bad guys, athletes, reformers, and writers of the time. Images of each individual along with a brief about their...
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Music Makers

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners explore distinct styles that have characterized famous musicians and conductors. By studying one musician or conductor in-depth, students become experts on this person's musical style and are given the opportunity to share.
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Following Muddy's Trail

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students view the AMERICAN MASTERS film "Muddy Waters: Can't Be Satisfied" and research him using the Guided Reading strategy. They examine the influential musician's childhood and trace his journey from the Mississippi Delta to...
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Bessie Smith

For Students 8th - 12th
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 41 multiple choice questions about the accomplishments of musician Bessie Smith. Students may submit their answers to be scored.

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