Learning Rhythm through Gospel

Grades: Elementary
Subjects: General Music
Activities: Performance

How can Gospel music help students identify the musical concepts of beat, meter, backbeat, subdivision, and syncopation?


MTV and the Disruption of Gender Norms

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

How did MTV help create a visual space in which artists could, inadvertently or not, challenge established ideas about gender?


The Ethics of Sampling

Grades: High
Subjects: General Music
Activities: Interactive Tech Tools, Structured Academic Controversy, Textual Analysis, Visual Analysis

What makes a work of art “original,” and how does the use of “sampling” technology in Hip Hop challenge perceptions of “originality”?