lesson:

Funk Asserts Itself

Grades: High
Subjects: Social Studies/History
Activities: Charts and Graphs, Textual Analysis, Visual Analysis

How did 1970s Funk respond to African-American life in the decade following the Civil Rights movement?

lesson:

The Rise of Black Pride

Grades: High
Subjects: ELA, Social Studies/History
Activities: Textual Analysis, Visual Analysis

How did Social Soul reflect a new vision of African-American identity in the late 1960s and early 1970s?

lesson:

Introducing Glam Rock

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: General Music
Activities: Musical Analysis, Textual Analysis, Think-Pair-Share

How was Glam Rock a reaction to the "seriousness" of popular music at the time?

lesson:

How to Study Rock and Roll

Grades: All Ages, AP/Honors/101, Elementary, High, Middle
Subjects: ELA, General Music, Social Studies/History
Activities: Textual Analysis, Timeline, Visual Analysis

How can teachers help students analyze and understand Rock and Roll?

lesson:

The Historical Roots of Hip Hop

Grades: High
Subjects: ELA, Social Studies/History
Activities: Charts and Graphs, Maps, Timeline, Visual Analysis

What are the historical roots of Hip Hop?

lesson:

Bo Diddley: The Grandfather of Hip Hop?

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: General Music, Social Studies/History
Activities: Musical Analysis, Textual Analysis

How were Bo Diddley’s recordings an anomaly in relation to 1950s Pop music, and how is his rhythm-driven sound and self-presentation a precursor to Hip Hop style?

lesson:

Indigenous Music from Wounded Knee to the Billboard Charts

Grades: AP/Honors/101, High
Subjects: ELA, Social Studies/History
Activities: Document-Based Questions, Textual Analysis, Visual Analysis

In what ways did the music of Native Americans mark them as outsiders from the developing narratives of “American-ness” in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and how did the federal government attempt to use music as a tool to force assimilation?