Overview

These lessons trace the history of the Blues, from its origins in the rural Mississippi Delta to its present status as an international genre. The collection covers Country Blues, The Blues and the Great Migration, and the Electric Blues. It then traces the influences of The Blues in Early Rock and Roll and the British Blues Boom. The collection additionally contains lessons focusing on how the Blues inspired ElvisThe Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, and early Heavy Metal groups.

Lessons

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The Blues: The Sound of Rural Poverty

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: Social Studies/History
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The Blues and the Great Migration

Grades: High
Subjects: Social Studies/History, STEAM
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The Birth of the Electric Guitar

Grades: All Ages, AP/Honors/101, Elementary, High, Middle
Subjects: Social Studies/History, STEAM
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The Influence of Rhythm and Blues

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: General Music, Social Studies/History
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The American Blues in Britain

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: General Music
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The Rolling Stones: Giving America Back the Blues

Grades: High
Subjects: Social Studies/History
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Elvis and Race in 1950s America

Grades: High
Subjects: Social Studies/History
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Jimi Hendrix: Introducing Hard Rock

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: ELA, General Music
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The Roots of Heavy Metal

Grades: High
Subjects: ELA, General Music
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The Impact of the Electric Guitar

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: General Music, STEAM