Ella Fitzgerald: Something to Live For - Lesson Overview

In this lesson plan, students will learn the basics of jazz appreciation. They will hear performances by various artists including Ella Fitzgerald, learning about jazz styles, the roots of jazz, and the characteristics of different types of jazz.

Jun 1st, 2005 | 0 comments

Judy Garland was one of America's most famous child stars. In this lesson students will explore Garland's life as they investigate a variety of musical, historical, and artistic resources

Jul 7th, 2004 | 0 comments

Designing Another Juilliard - Lesson Overview

Students will understand the school's vision and commitment to excellence. Using what they have learned, students will then create their own fictional top-notch school promoting excellence in a discipline of their choice.

Oct 29th, 2003 | 0 comments

James Brown: Life and Times - Lesson Overview

In this lesson, students will trace James Brown's rise from "Little Junior" in Depression-era Augusta, Georgia, to the "Minister of the New Super Heavy Funk" and create a collage that captures his impact on American music.

Oct 29th, 2003 | 0 comments

Woody Guthrie: Ain't Got No Home - Lesson Overview

This lessonwill provide students with an understanding of the political and economic climate in which Woody Guthrie lived and examine how his music reflected his times.

Oct 28th, 2003 | 0 comments

Following Muddy's Trail - Lesson Overview

In thie lesson, using the AMERICAN MASTERS film Muddy Waters: Can't Be Satisfied and the Guided Reading strategy in their research, students will learn about the influential musician's childhood and trace his journey from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago.

Apr 23rd, 2003 | 0 comments

Under Joni Mitchell's Influence - Lesson Overview

In this lesson plan, students will view the AMERICAN MASTERS entitled Joni Mitchell: Woman of Heart and Mind, examine the concept of influence, and explore how Joni Mitchell and her work have influenced others.

Apr 2nd, 2003 | 0 comments

Bob Dylan: No Direction Home - Lesson Overview

In this lesson students will explore the era in which Bob Dylan grew up as well as the musical influences that shaped his unique style. They will also have an opportunity to do an analysis of his lyrics for content and meaning.

Oct 28th, 2002 | 0 comments

Willie Nelson: All Together Now! - Lesson Overview

Oct 2nd, 2002 | 1 comment
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