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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  May 8
    Celebrate blues legend Robert Johnson's birthday.
    Students learn about blues music and brainstorm subjects that might give them "the blues." Finally, they write their own blues lyrics and have the option to perform.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Constructing New Understanding Through Choral Readings of Shakespeare
    After reading The Tempest or any other play by William Shakespeare, students work in small groups to plan, compose, and perform a choral reading based on a character or theme.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    I Have a Dream: Exploring Nonviolence in Young Adult Texts
    Students will identify how Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of nonviolent conflict-resolution is reinterpreted in modern texts. Homework is differentiated to prompt discussion on how nonviolence is portrayed through characterization and conflict. Students will be formally assessed on a thesis essay that addresses the Six Kingian Principles of Nonviolence.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  October 9
    In 1940, musician and peace activist John Lennon was born.
    After listening to "Imagine," students reflect on the lyrics and answer questions. Then, they have a chance to write a stanza for their own song.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    I've Got the Literacy Blues
    Students will be singing the blues in this lesson in which they identify themes from "The Gift of the Magi" and write and present blues poetry based on those themes.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 7
    Jazz and blues singer Billie Holiday was born in 1915.
    Students listen to Holiday's song "Strange Fruit" and identify powerful and descriptive images for a mini-lesson on tone and about the lynchings in the South during this time.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  June 14
    June 14 is Flag Day in the U.S.
    Students consider how America, Americans, and the flag are represented in different patriotic songs and hypothesize about the reasons for their differences.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Lights, Camera, Action...Music: Critiquing Films Using Sight and Sound
    Movie music and magic set the scene for this lesson in which students analyze a scene from Good Morning, Vietnam and then create a scene of their own.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Music and Me: Visual Representations of Lyrics to Popular Music
    Students will whistle while they work on this lesson, creating a photomontage movie of their interpretation of a favorite song's lyrics that will end everyone's day on a high note.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  March 1
    Music in Our Schools Month is in March.
    Students explore the effects of music on a story by reading a story, novel, or play, viewing the musical version, and comparing the two. Students can then select a text read in class and create a musical adaptation.

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