ERIC Number: ED454541
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Learning the Blues. [Lesson Plan].
This lesson introduces students to the "blues," one of the most distinctive and influential elements of African-American musical tradition. With this lesson plan, students can take a virtual field trip to Memphis, Tennessee, one of the prominent centers of blues activities, and explore the history of the blues in the work of W. C. Handy and a variety of country blues singers whose music preserves the folk origins of this unique American art form. The lesson plan contains material on how to prepare to teach the lesson, including guiding questions. It is divided into four parts: (1) The Sound of the Blues; (2) Blues History; (3) Beale Street Blues; and (4) Blues Roots. The lesson plan provides detailed information and ideas for teaching each part; cites learning objectives; gives appropriate grade levels (Grades 6-12) and time required for completion; outlines national standards for social studies, music education, and English/language arts covered in the lesson plan; and offers an "Extending the Lesson" section. (NKA)
Descriptors: Black Culture, Curriculum Enrichment, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, National Standards, Popular Culture, Popular Music, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Student Educational Objectives, Vocal Music
For full text: http://edsitement.neh.gov/lessonplans.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; MCI WorldCom, Arlington, VA.; Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee (Memphis)