1. Off the Charts: The Song-Poem Story - Web Karaoke

Source: Independent Lens

Create a poem that becomes the lyrics to a song in this interactive karaoke activity. Type in the lines of your poem, listen to the melody while singing along and print your song.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Reading & Language Arts, The Arts

Topics: Writing: Composition. Creative Thinking. Music.

Resource Type: Interactive/Online Activity

2. Strange Fruit: Protest Music

Source: Independent Lens

Explore American protest songs and songwriters whose words and music served as catalysts for thought, action and social change. Listen to audio clips while exploring the lyrics and backgrounds of songs from eight eras of U.S. history.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Social Studies, The Arts

Topics: Civics: Civil and Human Rights. Historical Perspective. Media Studies. Music.

Resource Type: Interactive/Online Activity