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Ch 26: World Music Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The World Music chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the various facets and dimensions of international music in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the World Music chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
MondayEast Asian music
West Asian music
Scales, pentatonic, instruments, melodies
Improvision, semitones, melismatic singing, drones
Tuesday West African musicRhythmic complexity, dance, instruments
WednesdayEastern European musicMixed meter, instruments, modal
Thursday Latin musicDance, influence from other continents, instruments
FridayMusic of Polynesia and Australia Australian aboriginal music, Polynesian vocal music, instruments

6 Lessons in Chapter 26: World Music Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Music of East Asia: Scales, Themes, Instruments & Characteristics

1. Music of East Asia: Scales, Themes, Instruments & Characteristics

In this lesson, you will explore the musical traditions of East Asia and discover the musical scales, characteristics, and instruments of this regions. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Music of West Asia: Tones, Drones, Instruments & Characteristics

2. Music of West Asia: Tones, Drones, Instruments & Characteristics

West Asia is one of the oldest continually inhabited regions in the world, and it has rich musical traditions. Explore the defining characteristics of West Asian music in this lesson, and then test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Music of West Africa: Rhythms, Dance, Instruments & Characteristics

3. Music of West Africa: Rhythms, Dance, Instruments & Characteristics

In this lesson, explore the musical traditions of West Africa and discover how rhythms and melodies interact to create a complex song structure. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Music of Eastern Europe: Mixed Meter, Modes, Instruments & Characteristics

4. Music of Eastern Europe: Mixed Meter, Modes, Instruments & Characteristics

In this lesson, you will explore the musical traditions of Eastern Europe, and discover common traits in the meters, modes, instruments, and other characteristics. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Latin Music: Rhythm, Dance, Instruments & Characteristics

5. Latin Music: Rhythm, Dance, Instruments & Characteristics

Latin music is becoming more and more popular in the United States and it's really not hard to see or hear why. Explore the basic traits of Latin music and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Music of Oceania: Characteristics and Instruments of Polynesian Voice & Australian Aboriginal Music

6. Music of Oceania: Characteristics and Instruments of Polynesian Voice & Australian Aboriginal Music

Oceania is full of various musical traditions. In this lesson, explore the distinct musical styles of Polynesia and Australia, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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