Title: Composers Then and Now
During this lesson students will have the opportunity to research the following composers: Kenny G, W.C. Handy, Johannes Brahms, and Amadeus Mozart. Students will learn to navigate the Internet to locate important facts. They will also learn to use publishing software to create a brochure from the information they collect.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (3) 39: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening. [L.3.3]
Title: 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.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (8) 40: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. [L.8.5]