Ch 6: Cultural Art & Music Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

Check out these lesson plan outlines as a resource for planning your cultural art and music teaching strategy. The lesson plans include important concepts and materials you can share with your students.

Cultural Art & Music Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

These lesson plans have been developed by teachers for teachers, to help take the stress out of planning a cultural art and music curriculum. Each lesson plan includes lessons related to cultural art and music that you can use in your classroom. This chapter will cover topics including:

  • Traditional and contemporary Native American art
  • Powwow music
  • African art
  • Origami
  • Aboriginal art
  • Many more cultural art and music topics!

These lesson plans will help you manage your class time effectively and provide you with discussion ideas and activities to help your students learn.

How It Helps

  • Practical guidance: Provides video lessons, quizzes, learning objectives, classroom materials, and homework ideas
  • Student engagement: Keeps your students involved in the learning process through the use of discussion topics and classroom activities
  • Vocabulary terms: Highlights important concepts related to cultural art and music to incorporate into your lessons

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning cultural art and music lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific cultural art and music topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your cultural art and music class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related cultural art and music lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important cultural art and music concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant cultural art and music-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

32 Lessons in Chapter 6: Cultural Art & Music Lesson Plans
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Aboriginal Art Lesson Plan

1. Aboriginal Art Lesson Plan

This lesson plan introduces students to Aboriginal art. They will read a lesson, participate in discussion questions, complete two activities, and take a quiz.

Aboriginal Art: Lesson for Kids

2. Aboriginal Art: Lesson for Kids

For thousands of years, Aborigines have been creating unique works of art in Australia. In this lesson, learn who the Aborigines are, and find out about the different kinds of art they have created throughout history.

Hawaiian Music Lesson Plan

3. Hawaiian Music Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to help you teach your students about Hawaiian music. An anchor text lesson explains the types of Hawaiian music, artists, and instruments used, then applies the new knowledge in a fun, hands-on way. Finish with a quiz to check understanding.

Hawaiian Music: Artists & Instruments

4. Hawaiian Music: Artists & Instruments

Music is an important part of Hawaiian life. In this lesson, we'll explore the traditional instruments and artists who helped create this unique sound and see where they fall in Hawaiian history.

Bluegrass Music Lesson Plan

5. Bluegrass Music Lesson Plan

This lesson plan uses numerous activities, discussion questions, an extension, and a quiz to help your students learn and appreciate bluegrass music and its history.

Bluegrass Music: History, Artists, Bands & Songs

6. Bluegrass Music: History, Artists, Bands & Songs

Bluegrass is a sub-genre of country music that incorporates aspects of Scotch-Irish folk music, blues music, and gospel music into exciting and haunting arrangements that romanticize Appalachian life.

Irish Music Lesson Plan

7. Irish Music Lesson Plan

Students will learn about Irish instruments and Irish music history in this lesson plan. They will read a text lesson, participate in discussion questions, complete an activity and take a quiz.

Irish Music: Instruments & History

8. Irish Music: Instruments & History

Drums and harps. Fiddles and tin whistles. What do these instruments have in common? In this lesson, we'll explore the history of instruments used in Irish music.

Gospel Music Lesson Plan

9. Gospel Music Lesson Plan

What stands out about gospel music and what are its origins? This lesson plans opens with enticing music and is highlighted by a video lesson and an activity geared toward analysis.

What is Gospel Music? - Definition, History & Artists

10. What is Gospel Music? - Definition, History & Artists

This lesson provides a general overview of gospel music. In addition to offering a definition of this musical genre, it provides some historical information about it and discusses some well-known gospel artists.

Appalachian Music Lesson Plan

11. Appalachian Music Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to teach your students about music of the Appalachian region. A text lesson explains the origins and evolution of this music genre and discusses its impact on music today. Cooperative learning experiences and discussion makes concepts relatable and a quiz tests understanding.

Appalachian Music: Instruments & History

12. Appalachian Music: Instruments & History

Many American musical traditions can trace their lineage back to the traditional music of the Appalachian Mountains. In this lesson, we'll explore the history of this musical style and see how the traditions of Appalachian music live on today.

French Music Lesson Plan

13. French Music Lesson Plan

In this lesson, we'll explore French music. Students will learn about the history and genres of French music. After reviewing the lesson, students will take a quiz and participate in an interactive activity.

French Music: Artists & Genres

14. French Music: Artists & Genres

From classical symphonies to Edith Piaf, French music is rich and diverse. In this lesson, we explore the music from France and learn about the different genres that have developed there. We also examine some of its most influential artists.

Textiles Lesson Plan

15. Textiles Lesson Plan

What are textiles and how do we create and use them? This lesson plan is based upon two text lessons chock full of facts about textiles. An activity provides a memorable connection to textiles.

What are Textiles?

16. What are Textiles?

Do you know what a textile is? Chances are pretty good you either used one today, sat on one, or at the minimum saw one. Find out what a textile is, examples of what one can be made of, and how.

Woven Textiles: Definition & History

17. Woven Textiles: Definition & History

Textiles are amongst the oldest crafts in the world. In this lesson, we'll explore the history of woven textiles and see how weaving has defined human history for thousands of years.

Weaving Lesson Plan

18. Weaving Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help you teach your students about weaving in textiles. Students will read a text lesson explaining what woven textiles are, how they're made, and why they're important. Discuss concepts with high-level questions then apply to an activity.

What is Weaving in Textiles?

19. What is Weaving in Textiles?

Textiles are some of the most important products created by societies around the world and across time. In this lesson, we'll explore how textiles are woven and learn about some basic types of weaves.

Batik Lesson Plan

20. Batik Lesson Plan

What is batik and how is it created? This lesson plan uses a factual and informative text lesson to outline key points. A hands-on activity allows students to create their own batik design.

What is Batik? - Art & Fabrics

21. What is Batik? - Art & Fabrics

There are countless textile arts found around the world, and in this lesson we're going to explore one called batik. We'll look at the history and method of this technique, and see how it is being introduced into global markets today.

Egyptian Art Lesson Plan

22. Egyptian Art Lesson Plan

What is unique about ancient Egyptian art and how was it used to represent the culture? This lesson plan uses a video lesson to explain the history and significance of ancient Egyptian art. An activity asks students to create a painting in the style of the ancient Egyptians.

Celtic Music Lesson Plan

23. Celtic Music Lesson Plan

Through this lesson plan, students learn about Celtic music and the instruments it commonly uses. Students then engage with the instruments and the music to gain a greater understanding of the sounds and techniques typical of the genre.

What is Celtic Music? - Types & History

24. What is Celtic Music? - Types & History

This lesson answer the question of what is Celtic music, including what is a Celt, what cultural groups are considered Celtic, what makes the music special, and what instruments are used.

Spanish Music Lesson Plan

25. Spanish Music Lesson Plan

With this lesson plan, your students are going to learn about Spanish musical traditions. They will ultimately research different kinds of music and bring them all all together in a Spanish music festival.

Spanish Music: Artists & Types

26. Spanish Music: Artists & Types

Different cultures like the Moors, Celts, Gypsies, and others have come together in Spain and left a mark on local music. In this lesson, learn about Spanish music, explore its different types, and discover some local artists.

Australian Music Lesson Plan

27. Australian Music Lesson Plan

Through an exploration of aboriginal Australian music and musical instruments, this lesson plan will help your students learn about Australian culture, music, and issues surrounding the treatment of indigenous peoples following European settlement.

Australian Music: Instruments & Artists

28. Australian Music: Instruments & Artists

Did you know that natural objects like sticks, large tree branches and leaves are sometimes used to make music? In this lesson, explore instruments and artists involved in traditional Australian music.

Hawaiian Language Lesson Plan

29. Hawaiian Language Lesson Plan

Go beyond the traditional 'Aloha' greeting and teach your students more about the native Hawaiian language with help from this lesson plan. Students read a text lesson and do active learning modules to increase their understanding.

Hawaiian Language: History & Phrases

30. Hawaiian Language: History & Phrases

Many people know that the word Aloha is a Hawaiian greeting, but fewer people know much about the Hawaiian language beyond that greeting. In this lesson, you will learn the history of the language and some of the most common phrases.

Spanish Art & Artists Lesson Plan

31. Spanish Art & Artists Lesson Plan

Throughout history, Spanish artists have represented their culture through unique artwork that endures. This lesson plan integrates a video lesson to present famous Spanish artists. An activity creates a mock gallery to celebrate five famous Spanish artists.

Cultural Heritage Project Ideas

32. Cultural Heritage Project Ideas

Cultural heritage can be explored in many ways. These projects will give your students a chance to explore heritage on micro and macro scales and can be connected to existing curricula.

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