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Project-Based Songwriting

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Project-based learning in a music theory class? Take note. Young songwriters compose, record, copyright, and promote their original songs. They even design their own CD cover.
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100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll - Lesson 4

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students analyze the genres of folk and country music and the importance of the singer/songwriter. They compose their own lyrics based on an inspiring event.
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Songwriting Skill - Choosing a Tone: Jordan Pruitt - “One Love”

For Teachers 5th - 10th
"Tone means attitude." Or so says this resource that uses Jordan Pruitt's "One Love" to model for songwriters how to develop an attitude in their lyrics. Class members engage in a number of exercises designed to give them direct and...
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Justin Hayward: The Art of Landscape

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Landscapes by Justin Hayward (not the singer, songwriter, guitarist of the Moody Blues but the Wyoming landscape artist) are featured in a watercolor lesson plan that models how artists are able to create the illusion of depth on a flat...
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Hazel Dickens

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young writers will get a chance to see into the world of a real-life singer/songwriter. Country singer Hazel Dickson discusses her process, writing, inspiration, music, and self expression. A wonderful way to showcase the many avenues...
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Toshi Reagon

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Singer songwriter Toshi Reagon says that if the music is the car, the words are the fuel. Have kids see what the collaborative writing and music process looks in action. Toshi shares her process, issues she faces, and how she writes...
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Reflection: The Message behind the Music

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Music lyrics offer messages. Some lyrics offer positive messages, some negative, some reflective, some explosive. Class members investigate the powerful messages in the lyrics of popular rap songs by first reading one student's essay on...
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Free, but Not Free: Life of Free Blacks Before the Civil War

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
Using the family stories of a famous comedian and singer-songwriter, learners consider what life was like for African Americans who were enslaved and free before the Civil War. To complete a concluding activity, they write about the...
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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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Folk Rock Singers and Songwriters

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students listen to and analyze songs of folk rock musicians of 1970 and then compose and perform a song in a popular or folk style for acoustic guitar and voice or for two acoustic guitars.
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Comet And Rain Timbres

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders engage in a instructional activity that uses folk instruments in an accompaniment while listening to a song about a comet. They make a cross-curricular connection to Halley's Comet. Students discuss the qualities of a...
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Be An Incredible Songwriter

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young scholars write songs about something incredible they have experienced or know about. They consider topics of events, dreams, ideas, feelings, or animals. They accompany themselves with small musical instruments while performing the...
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James Brown: Life and Times

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners trace James Brown's rise from "Little Junior" in Depression-era Augusta, Georgia, to the "Minister of the New Super Heavy Funk" and create a collage that captures his impact on American music.
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Music in Our Schools Month

For Teachers Pre-K - 8th
Music is an Essential Part of Our Students' Educational Experience
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The War of the Words

For Teachers 6th - 12th
“Who’s This Guy Dylan Who’s Borrowing Lines From Henry Timrod?” The basic question in this lesson from the New York Time’s Learning Network is whether artists and authors who use the words of others are stealing from that artist or...
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Lady Gaga: Famous People, ELL Assignment

For Students 7th - Higher Ed
Lady Gaga is the focus of this lengthy assignment for English learners. More than 10 exercises address reading and listening comprehension, speaking skills, vocabulary acquisition, grammar and more! A thorough worksheet. Answers are...
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Jay Chou: Famous People (ELL Assignment)

For Students 7th - Higher Ed
This 13-page assignment was designed for English language learners and includes a one-page reading on the Taiwanese entertainer, Jay Chou, and 10 activities/exercises that address listening and reading comprehension, speaking, vocabulary...
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Sing! Sing a Song!

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students investigate climate change. They read and listen to an environmental song or a song about change or taking action. Students write, sing, and record their own song about climate change.
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Dictionary Skills

For Students 3rd - 5th
An online, interactive worksheet provides plenty of practice with using the dictionary. Learners look up and complete or correct 22 compound nouns and adjectives. They connect definitions of words that have affixes to the definitions of...
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Under Joni Mitchell's Influence

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students view the AMERICAN MASTERS entitled Joni Mitchell: Woman of Heart and Mind, examine the concept of influence, and explore how Joni Mitchell and her work have influenced others. Students read, interpret, and analyze her lyrics by...
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The Order of Things on a Coordinate Grid

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners are able to identify ordered pairs on coordinate plane, and graph points on a coordinate plane. They are able to write an ordered pair for each of the points on a graph, and create a design or picture using ordered pairs.
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Moonshadow

For Students 3rd - 6th
Students listen to the Cat Stevens song, "Moonshadow." They empty an envelope of slips and place the slips in the correct order. Kids in small groups, discuss the mood of the song, how it makes them feel, and the unpleasant possibilities...
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Keith Anderson

For Students 4th - 6th
Review researching skills using this resource. Learners can use the Internet and other resources to find the answers to this series of questions about the musician Keith Anderson.
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Progressive Era Women

For Students 7th - 12th
The National Women's History Museum provides this interactive resource that permits users to explore women who played key roles during the Progressive Era in the quest for workers' rights, the Settlement House Movement, the Suffrage...