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Music Lesson Plans for Social Justice offers a fresh, innovative approach to teaching general music. This book is a timely collection of lesson plans and units that artfully blend music making with relevant issues of social justice. Particularly accessible to middle and high school classroom music teachers, it includes a companion website with links to all of the music listening and videos. Authors Lisa C. DeLorenzo and Marissa Silverman, accomplished music educators with extensive careers thinking about the relationship between music education and social justice, have composed student-centered lessons with thoughtful discussion prompts, experiences with diverse genres and styles of music, and technology-integrated music making projects that will activate students' creativity and empathy. Unit topics-ranging from "War" to "Climate Change"-include cross-disciplinary lessons with the arts playing a central role in developing understanding. Well-researched introductory materials as well as "how-to" guides for topics, such as "composing in the classroom," make the text especially practical and approachable. This book is an essential resource, with ready-to-go lessons and classroom materials. Music teachers will now have a unique, new lens for engaging students in purposeful music making toward social justice.
Subject: Humanities -> Music -> General