Lesson Plans

Unique resources to support and deepen your academic goals and objectives.

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All lesson plans and supporting materials are downloadable from the MoPOP website and are fully aligned to Washington State Essential Academic Learning Requirements (EALRs). Click a title to download a PDF lesson plan.

THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF PUNK

Take a peek at the progression of punk music! Discover its ethnographic roots and its place in contemporary popular culture.

POET AS SONGWRITER, SONGWRITER AS POET: COBAIN, DYLAN, SHAKESPEARE, AND MORE

Revel in the similarities between these often-overlapping fields by exploring the work of famous poets and songwriters.

DRAMATIC SCRIPT READING OF BATTLESTAR GALACTICA

Students learn dramatic reading vocabulary and performance skills using a script from a specially selected Battlestar Galactica episode.

SCIENCE OF SOUND

Explore the ways in which sound vibrations are generated, transmitted, received, and interpreted through music.

RHYTHMIC SPEECH

Explore rhythmic speech, otherwise known as Rap, with your students!


TALK ABOUT THE PASSION: TEACHING WITH ORAL HISTORIES OF ARTISTS

Inspired by the museum’s extensive collection of filmed interviews with musicians, filmmakers, visual artists, and authors,  lessons designed for middle and high school students teach the methods of transmitting oral history, and offer students insight into the important role that artists play in contemporary society.


AMERICAN SABOR: LATINOS IN U.S. POPULAR MUSIC

This fully bilingual curriculum for elementary, middle, and high school students focuses on how immigration and migration have shaped Latino and U.S. popular music, the ways Latinos have expressed their experiences as Americans, and how Latino youth have driven popular music innovations that cross diverse ethnic boundaries. This social studies curriculum will useful to teachers of music, Spanish, and ESL-ELL.

American Sabor Crossword

American Sabor Word Search

Curriculum Introduction

Elementary Teacher Guide

Elementary Student Handouts (English | Spanish)

Supplementary materials referenced in curriculum:

Middle School Teacher Guide

Middle School Student Handouts (English | Spanish)

Supplementary materials referenced in curriculum:

High School Teacher Guide

High School Student Handouts (English | Spanish)

Student resource materials for classroom use including vocabulary lists and a historical background essay (all grades) (English | Spanish)

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