Lesson Plan: Exploring the History of Detroit Techno Celebrating The Detroit Techno Icon Juan Atkins Grade Level: High School (9th-12th grade) Subject: Music History Duration: 2 class periods (90 minutes each) Objective By the end of this lesson, students will be able to: 1. Identify the unique characteristics of the Techno genre. 2. Understand the […]
Throughout time music mythology has carried encoded counter-cultural messages and influenced cultural identity in Black culture. Since the times of slavery, Blacks have sought an escape to the stars for freedom and liberation. The enslaved writers of the negro spirituals looked to the stars for an escape from earthly struggles. Coming for to carry me […]
This lesson plan explores the arrangement and structure of a simple song and challenges students to create a song using electronic instruments.
Learn how to make a song using the Roland TR-808 or TR-303 emulator.
This lesson plan explores electronic instruments and their analog counterparts from around the world
This lesson plan explores analog percussion instruments from around the world.
Students will have the opportunity to learn about beats and rhythms. Age 3-5
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Learn about digital storytelling and how to tell a story on video by creating a short film, Public Service Announcement(PSA) or promo video on this self-guided mini-course.
A Discussion Guide and activities exploring the song Sharivari by the group “A Number of Names”, and how teen party clubs catalyzed the birth of Techno in Detroit.