ALEX Lesson Plans
Subject: Arts Education (6 - 12), or Social Studies (11)
Title: Music: A Vehicle for Wartime Protest
Description: Students will examine the significance of music as a medium for wartime protest. They will demonstrate their skills at interpreting primary source material to identify the artist's objections to war and investigate the historical context in which protest songs were written. Finally, students will choose their own wartime protest song to analyze and present to the class.
Subject: Arts Education (6 - 12)
Title: Working The Battery!
Description: This lesson focuses on the percussion feature in the final number of this years band show. The lesson will occur during a marching/music sectional focusing on technique (marching and playing), rhythmic interpretation, timing, and musicianship. The lesson will focus on the percussion feature which is measures seventy-one through seventy-five of the final number West Side Story. Please see the attached music for reference to what we will be rehearsing.