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Recording Rock: The Beatles

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The Teamwork Behind the Beatles (Elementary Version)

Grades: Elementary
Subjects: CTE, Social Emotional Learning
Activities: Role Playing, Textual Analysis, Visual Analysis
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The Teamwork Behind the Beatles

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: CTE, General Music
Activities: Role Playing, Textual Analysis, Visual Analysis
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The Many Roles of a Music Producer

Grades: High
Subjects: CTE, General Music
Activities: Think-Pair-Share, Visual Analysis
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From the Stage to the Studio

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: General Music, Social Studies/History
Activities: Musical Analysis, Textual Analysis, Visual Analysis
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Multitracking in the Countercultural 1960s

Grades: High
Subjects: CTE, General Music, STEAM
Activities: Interactive Tech Tools, Textual Analysis, Timeline, Visual Analysis
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Sampling: The Foundation of Hip Hop

Grades: High
Subjects: CTE, General Music
Activities: Maps, Musical Analysis, Visual Analysis
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Beatlemania

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

Recording Rock: Pink Floyd

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The Evolution of Sound Recording

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: CTE, General Music, STEAM
Activities: Interactive Tech Tools, Visual Analysis
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Designing Album Covers with Color Theory

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: Art, CTE, STEAM
Activities: Visual Analysis, Visual Design
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The Ethics of Sampling

Grades: High
Subjects: General Music
Activities: Interactive Tech Tools, Structured Academic Controversy, Textual Analysis, Visual Analysis
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Recording and Producing the Voice

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: CTE, General Music, STEAM
Activities: Interactive Tech Tools, Textual Analysis, Think-Pair-Share

Recording Rock: Brian Wilson

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The Musical Roots of the Surf Sound (Elementary Version)

Grades: Elementary
Subjects: Art, Social Studies/History
Activities: Musical Analysis, Station Activities, Textual Analysis, Visual Analysis, Visual Art
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The Musical Roots of the Surf Sound

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: General Music
Activities: Musical Analysis, Role Playing, Station Activities, Visual Analysis
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The Sound of the Suburbs

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

Recording Rock: Pete Townshend and Jimmy Page

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The Who’s Generation

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: ELA, Social Studies/History
Activities: Role Playing, Textual Analysis, Think-Pair-Share, Visual Analysis
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The American Blues in Britain

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

Recording Rock: Jimi Hendrix

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Jimi Hendrix: Introducing Hard Rock

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: ELA, General Music
Activities: Role Playing, Textual Analysis
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Negotiating Native Identity through Art, Poetry and Music

Grades: AP/Honors/101, High
Subjects: Art, Social Emotional Learning, Social Studies/History
Activities: Gallery Walk, Textual Analysis, Visual Analysis

Guitar Tone and Design: How?

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The Guitar: A Musical Transducer

Grades: Elementary, Middle
Subjects: CTE, General Music, STEAM
Activities: Design and Build, Performance
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The Birth of the Electric Guitar

Grades: All Ages, AP/Honors/101, Elementary, High, Middle
Subjects: CTE, Social Studies/History, STEAM
Activities: Musical Analysis, Textual Analysis, Think-Pair-Share
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Women’s Perspectives in Country and Tejano Music

Grades: AP/Honors/101, High
Subjects: Social Emotional Learning, Social Studies/History
Activities: Charts and Graphs, Personal Reflection, Textual Analysis

Guitar Tone and Design: Two Differences?

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Leo Fender: An Inventor Who Transformed Popular Music

Grades: All Ages, Elementary, Middle
Subjects: CTE, General Music, Social Studies/History
Activities: Design and Build, Station Activities, Timeline, Visual Design
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The Indigenous Roots of Rock and Roll

Grades: AP/Honors/101, High
Subjects: ELA, Social Studies/History
Activities: Document-Based Questions, Interactive Tech Tools, Role Playing, Station Activities, Textual Analysis
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The Impact of the Electric Guitar

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

Guitar Tone and Design: Notable Guitarists

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The American Blues in Britain

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

Grades: High
Subjects: Social Studies/History
Activities: Role Playing, Textual Analysis, Visual Design

The Beatles and George Martin

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“Twist and Shout” and Post-War Britain

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: General Music
Activities: Musical Analysis, Role Playing, Textual Analysis, Visual Analysis
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The Beatles and American Segregation

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: Social Studies/History
Activities: Textual Analysis
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The Beatles and Teen Culture

Grades: High
Subjects: Social Studies/History
Activities: Textual Analysis, Visual Analysis
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The Beatles, a New Kind of Star

Grades: High
Subjects: General Music, Social Emotional Learning, Social Studies/History
Activities: Gallery Walk, Textual Analysis, Timeline, Visual Analysis
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The Beatles Work Towards Success

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: Social Studies/History, STEAM
Activities: Equations and Calculations, Maps, Textual Analysis, Timeline, Visual Analysis

Additional Resources (Jazz)

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World War II and the Shrinking of the Ensemble

Grades: High
Subjects: Social Studies/History
Activities: Charts and Graphs, Role Playing, Textual Analysis, Visual Analysis
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Blues, Poetry, and the Harlem Renaissance

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: ELA
Activities: Gallery Walk, Textual Analysis
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Italian-American Vocalists Before Rock and Roll

Grades: High
Subjects: Social Studies/History
Activities: Charts and Graphs, Gallery Walk, Musical Analysis, Station Activities, Visual Analysis

Additional Resources (Funk)

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Funk Asserts Itself

Grades: High
Subjects: Social Studies/History
Activities: Charts and Graphs, Textual Analysis, Visual Analysis
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Swing Down: Afrofuturism & Flight in the Black Imagination

Grades: High
Subjects: Art, ELA, General Music
Activities: Document-Based Questions, Maps, Musical Analysis, Playlists and Podcasts, Visual Analysis, Visual Art

Additional Resources (Rock)

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The Roots of Heavy Metal

Grades: High
Subjects: ELA, General Music
Activities: Musical Analysis, Role Playing, Station Activities, Textual Analysis, Think-Pair-Share
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Mainstream Metal, Parental Advisories, and Censorship

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: ELA, General Music, Social Studies/History
Activities: Role Playing, Structured Academic Controversy, Textual Analysis, Think-Pair-Share
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Introducing Glam Rock

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: General Music
Activities: Musical Analysis, Textual Analysis, Think-Pair-Share
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The Roots of Progressive Rock

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: General Music
Activities: Textual Analysis, Visual Analysis
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The New York City Underground

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

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: Art, Social Studies/History
Activities: Role Playing, Station Activities, Visual Analysis, Visual Design
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Introducing New Wave

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: General Music
Activities: Musical Analysis
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The Emergence of Grunge

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

Additional Resources (Soul)

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Seventies Soul: The Soundtrack of Turbulent Times

Grades: High
Subjects: General Music, Social Studies/History
Activities: Gallery Walk, Musical Analysis, Textual Analysis, Think-Pair-Share
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The Rise of Black Pride

Grades: High
Subjects: ELA, Social Studies/History
Activities: Textual Analysis, Visual Analysis
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Music and Political Movements

Grades: High
Subjects: ELA, Social Studies/History
Activities: Textual Analysis, Think-Pair-Share
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Dan Penn

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: General Music
Activities: Musical Analysis, Textual Analysis
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Gospel Music and the Birth of Soul

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: General Music, Social Studies/History
Activities: Musical Analysis, Textual Analysis
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Soul Music and the New Femininity

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

Additional Resources (Latin)

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Latin Music in Postwar New York City

Grades: High
Subjects: Social Studies/History
Activities: Charts and Graphs, Maps, Textual Analysis, Visual Analysis
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Ritchie Valens (Elementary School Version)

Grades: Elementary
Subjects: General Music, Social Studies/History
Activities: Musical Analysis, Personal Reflection, Textual Analysis
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Ritchie Valens

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: General Music
Activities: Musical Analysis, Role Playing

Additional Resources (African and Latin Rhythms)

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The Latin Rhythms of “Despacito”

Grades: Elementary, Middle
Subjects: General Music
Activities: Musical Analysis
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100 Years of Dance

Grades: Elementary
Subjects: General Music
Activities: Performance, Station Activities