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2021


Critical Interventions into the Single Story of Africa

Pearl Jonas
Keywords: Africa, African American History, Bias, Culture, Identity, Music, narrative, perspective, project-based, Single story, stereotypes, storytelling

Never Sing the Same Way Twice: Encouraging Student Voice with Umm Kulthum

Benjamin Perkins
Keywords: Africa, business, Drum, Egypt, Harmony, improvisation, Keyboard, Melody, Music, Performance, Piano, poetry, rhythm, Technology, Umm Kulthum, voice

Listening to Learn: Learning to Listen Lessons from the Griot Families of Mali

Rebecca Horner
Keywords: Africa, Color Vowel Approach, documentary, drumming, Elementary Education, Els, ESL, ESOL, griot, home-language, language learning, Mali, Music

How Music and Song has Influenced Political Change in Africa and the United States

Carmen R. Carrion M.Ed.
Keywords: African American History, African music, Music

Hand-Made Music: Creating the Instruments and Sounds of Africa

Katherine Steiner
Keywords: Africa, African music, Africana studies, Art, contemporary music, hands-on, High School, high school art, high school music, instrument, Music

Exploring Our City Through Images, Poetry, and Music

Katherine Volin
Keywords: class, gender, Music, poetry, race

2019


Poetry is my Jam!: Teaching Text Analysis through Poetry and Music

Keeler Park
Keywords: analysis, creative texts, critical vocabulary, Music, poetry

2017


From Civil Rights to #BlackLivesMatter: The Music Is the Movement

Amanda Schear
Keywords: African American History, African American literature, Black Lives Matter, Civil Rights Movement, Compare and contrast, Informational text, literacy, Music, Protest movements, Protest music, Social change, social justice

Put Yourself Out There: Identity, Genre, and Concert Production in Music Ensemble Performance

Walter Bechtold
Keywords: Arranging, Band, Culture, Genre, Grade 7-12, High School, Identity, Instrumental Music, Middle School, Music, Music Technology, Orchestra, Performance, Popular Music, social studies

Music and Math: Combining Forms and Formulas

Vicki Baker
Keywords: Math, Music, Music History

Math is Music to My Ears

Caron D. Forman
Keywords: Math, Music

Music as Activism: Warrior’s Don’t Cry and Protest in the Civil Rights Movement

Renae Curless
Keywords: African American History, African American literature, Civil Rights Movement, integration, little rock, melba patillo beals, Music, poetry, racism, segregation

A Round of Rhythms

Patricia Rich
Keywords: African culture, African history, Afro-Cuban, Artístas y Músicos Latino Americanos, Charlie Parker, claves, community building, Cuban son, digital media, Dizzy Gillespie, djembe, drum circle, ensemble, hand drums, improv, improvisation, Jazz, karaoke, Mariel boatlift, Music, music literacy, rhythm, Son Cubano, Spanish, Tabadul, Taller Puertorriqueño

2015


Our Songs, Our Story: From Spirituals to Hip-Hop- The Use of Music in the African-American Culture

Jada L. Warfield-Henry
Keywords: hip-hop, History, language arts, Music, Slaves, songs, spirituals

2011


Music and Social Activism – Introducing American Music and History to Elementary Students Through Protest Songs

Dale Apple
Keywords: History, Music, social activism, songs

African American History as told through African American Music

Sue Christmas
Keywords: African American music, American History, Media, Music

Traveling In Time Through Words: Lyrics of Hip Hop, Funk, Jazz and the Blues

Sydney Hunt Coffin
Keywords: African American culture, blues, funk, hip-hop, Jazz, Music

What is American Music and Where Did it Come From?

Frank Machos
Keywords: blues, Jazz, Music, Music History, rock

Stop The Violence: Music is the Message

Regina Perrulli
Keywords: African American History, Music, rap, Slavery, violence

Moved by the Music: A Musical Journey in West African and African American Music

Donna M. Rohanna
Keywords: African American music, Culture, Music, West Africa