Country Music Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Teach your students about country-western music with this lesson plan. Students will read a lesson describing country-western music's history, style and artists. Trace the genre's development and allow students to learn about an artist to add dimension to this lesson.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define country-western music
  • explain the history and evolution of the country-western genre
  • discuss and describe country-western artists


1 hour for the lesson, plus time for research and individual projects


Key Vocabulary

  • Appalachian
  • Blues
  • Yodel
  • Western Swing
  • Honky-Tonk
  • Rockabilly
  • Nashville Sound
  • Bakersfield scene

Curriculum Standards


Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.


Identify key steps in a text's description of a process related to history/social studies (e.g., how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or lowered).


Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.

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