8th grade students will study American Music History during their music rotation. Units covered will include the following:
Early American Folk Music
African American Spirituals
Rock n Roll
Song Analysis Project:
Ongoing class project where students will present a song of their choice (school appropriate) while discussing the musical and lyrical components using their analysis worksheet. Presentations will happen weekly, each Friday. Students will be assigned a specific week to present their song. 3 students are generally assigned to present per week.