lesson:

Glam: The Return of the Teenager

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

How was Glam Rock part of a new teenage culture in the 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:

The History of Music Videos

Grades: High
Subjects: CTE, General Music, Social Studies/History
Activities: Interactive Tech Tools, Visual Analysis

How has the relation between sound and image shifted through the history of recorded music, and how did the rise of MTV bring that relationship to a culmination of sorts?

lesson:

The Birth of the Microphone

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: CTE, General Music, STEAM
Activities: Interactive Tech Tools, Textual Analysis, Visual Analysis

How did the development of microphones in the 20th century change the way people make and listen to music?

lesson:

The Memphis Sound and Racial Integration

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

How has Memphis music culture provided one example of art’s capacity to challenge the racial boundaries that have so often structured American life?

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?

lesson:

The New York City Underground

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: Art, General Music
Activities: Textual Analysis, Visual Analysis, Visual Design

How did New York bands interact with the city's art scene to create something new?