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'Blast from the Past' with vocalist Miriam Makeba
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'Blast from the Past' with vocalist Miriam Makeba

'Blast from the Past' features an excerpt from a 1971 interview with ... (more)

'Blast from the Past' features an excerpt from a 1971 interview with vocalist Miriam Makeba. She talks about her concerts in Europe and Africa, as well as her marriage to Stokely Carmichael and how this has affected her singing career. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Provider:
PBS Learning Media
Provider Set:
WGBH Open Vault
Blues Journey: Page to Stage
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Blues Journey: Page to Stage

Join playwright Jerome Hairson and director Scot Reese as they bring the ... (more)

Join playwright Jerome Hairson and director Scot Reese as they bring the story of Blues Journey from page to stage, developing the original book of blues lyrics into a fully realized play, rich with musical performances. Blues Journey follows the life of a blues performer as he learns to play, finds fame, and witnesses the blues evolve into rock-and-roll in this world premiere Kennedy Center original productionĺĘbased on the children's book by Walter Dean Myers. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Material Type:
Audio Lectures
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Border Music: Grupo Fantasma
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Border Music: Grupo Fantasma

Along the Texas-Mexican border in the 19th century, Mexicans, Native Americans, and ... (more)

Along the Texas-Mexican border in the 19th century, Mexicans, Native Americans, and Anglo-Americans living in the region intermingled with European immigrants looking for new opportunities. The clash and fusion of multiple languages and traditions resulted in a distinct "Tejano" culture. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Material Type:
Audio Lectures
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Bose Learning Center - Audio Demonstrator Technology
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Bose Learning Center - Audio Demonstrator Technology

Here's information about a new audio technology created at the Bose Corporation, ... (more)

Here's information about a new audio technology created at the Bose Corporation, a large manufacturer of sound equipment. The new technology lets the building managers of large places like arenas, auditoriums and outdoor stadiums, preview how the sound system will sound before it's installed. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Engineering
Physics
Technology
Social Sciences
Education
Provider:
Fun Works
Provider Set:
Fun Works . . . for Careers You Never Knew Existed
Author:
Bose Corporation
Brass Music: TremŽ Brass Band
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Brass Music: TremŽ Brass Band

Follow behind a parade in New Orleans and you'll still be a ... (more)

Follow behind a parade in New Orleans and you'll still be a part of the show. Whether a parade was organized for a celebration or funeral, honorees and others in the main procession would be followed by a "second line" of participants hoping to get closer to the rhythms of the brass bands. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Material Type:
Audio Lectures
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Bring It Home: Create Your Own Guiro
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Bring It Home: Create Your Own Guiro

In this quick and easy activity, learners use simple materials to create ... (more)

In this quick and easy activity, learners use simple materials to create a gí_iro (gwee-ro). This scraping instrument is played in many forms of Latin music and is believed to have been originated in Puerto Rico by indigenous Taino Indians, who made their gí_iros from the nut of a marimba tree. By using recycled materials, learners can create their own instrument to make music. This activity guide includes fiction and nonfiction resources for learning more about Puerto Rico. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Chemistry
Engineering
Physics
Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Boeing
Chicago Children's Museum
Build a Band
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Build a Band

In this design challenge activity, learners build a four-stringed instrument that can ... (more)

In this design challenge activity, learners build a four-stringed instrument that can play a tune. This lesson plan includes information on sound energy and pitch and the design process, as well as how to integrate two video clips into the activity. This activity can be followed up with the "Headphone Helper" activity from the same resource. Available as either English or Spanish PDF. (less)

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History, Law, Politics
Chemistry
Engineering
Life Science
Physics
Technology
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH
Build a Bell Bracelet
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Build a Bell Bracelet

Learners make bell bracelets, place them on their wrists or ankles, and ... (more)

Learners make bell bracelets, place them on their wrists or ankles, and then dance to the rhythms and sounds the bells make. Many cultures use ankle or wrist bells to make music during dancing. This is a useful activity in any unit on sound, music, or cultures. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Life Science
Physics
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Harman International
National Science Foundation
NEC Foundation of America
Science Museum of Minnesota
Bunny Addition
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Bunny Addition

This lesson integrates language arts, music, and math. The children will listen ... (more)

This lesson integrates language arts, music, and math. The children will listen to the story "Count on Bunnies". They will be given the opportunity to act out the story and solve bunny equations. After listening to the song "Five Young Rabbits," the children will take turns being rabbits and pantomiming the actions as the class sings. The children will combine the rabbits at the end of each verse to see how many rabbits have been added. Then they will work in pairs to create their own rabbit equations. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Mathematics and Statistics
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Becky Smith
Buying Choral Music
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Buying Choral Music

This module represents information regarding the purchase of music for choral ensembles. ... (more)

This module represents information regarding the purchase of music for choral ensembles. Procedures for purchase are noted and recommendations regarding the exact information to include when ordering music to insure the correct music is purchased and received. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Material Type:
Readings
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
Connexions
Author:
Gordon Lamb
Buzzing Bee
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Buzzing Bee

In this activity, learners explore sound by constructing an instrument toy that ... (more)

In this activity, learners explore sound by constructing an instrument toy that buzzes when you swing it. Use this activity to examine elements of sound including waves, vibrations, tone, pitch, frequency, and volume. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Chemistry
Life Science
Physics
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Community Science Workshop Network
Fresno Community Science Workshop
Cadence in Music
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Cadence in Music

A cadence is a place in a piece of music that feels ... (more)

A cadence is a place in a piece of music that feels like a stopping or resting point. In tonal music, cadences are classified by their chord progressions. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Material Type:
Readings
Syllabi
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
Connexions
Author:
Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Cajun Music: Michael Doucet
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Cajun Music: Michael Doucet

Louisiana-based Cajun music has roots in unaccompanied, narrative ballads brought by European ... (more)

Louisiana-based Cajun music has roots in unaccompanied, narrative ballads brought by European settlers. Cajun songs, traditionally sung in French, fused narrative balladry, Irish and Anglo-American reels and jigs, and Black and Native American folk traditions. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Material Type:
Audio Lectures
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Calculating Patterns
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Calculating Patterns

This sequence of eight lessons from Illuminations provides an opportunity for students ... (more)

This sequence of eight lessons from Illuminations provides an opportunity for students to represent patterns in different ways. Students solve problems; make, explain, and defend conjectures; make generalizations; and extend and clarify their knowledge. In Lesson 1 and 2 students recognize, sort, and identify rules for sorting. In Lesson 3 learners identify the core element or unit that is repeated. In Lesson 4 students create patterns and represent them using different forms: pattern blocks, actions, objects, pictures, letters and numbers. In Lesson 5 and 7 students use an Internet-based calculator that is linked with an interactive Hundreds Chart to create, extend, and record numerical patterns in different ways. In Lesson 6 students create patterns with movement and song. The last lesson, Lesson 8 is designed as a summative assessment of students understanding of patterns. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Unit of Study
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Author:
Carol W. Midgett
Cambodian New Year Celebration (Music and Dance)
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Cambodian New Year Celebration (Music and Dance)

This 3-lesson unit is intended for upper-elementary students (grades 2- 4) in ... (more)

This 3-lesson unit is intended for upper-elementary students (grades 2- 4) in general music classes. Students will explore themes and methods of celebration that are common in many cultures while learning to sing and play an instrumental accompaniment for a Cambodian song, and explore formal and informal dance traditions of the Cambodian culture. At the Murkland School, in Lowell, Massachusetts, this unit is part of a school-wide project that culminates in a celebration of Cambodian New Year in April to which families are invited. The celebration includes modeling of traditional and modern Cambodian dance, music, instruments, clothing, cuisine, and folklore. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
PrimarySource.org
Provider Set:
PrimarySource.org
Author:
Rita Green
Canjo
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Canjo

In this activity, learners explore sound by constructing their very own banjo ... (more)

In this activity, learners explore sound by constructing their very own banjo out of a coffee can. Learners experiment with the canjo to change the instrument's pitch and timbre. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Physics
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Community Science Workshop Network
Oakland Discovery Centers