Listen to Learn:
Using American Music to Teach Language Arts and Social Studies
By Teri Tibbett
Listen to Learn, with its companion music CD, offers teachers a dynamic way to use the history of American music to engage their students (grades 5-8) in reading, writing, social studies, geography, history, music, and multicultural lessons and activities. The book traces the colorful musical traditions of diverse cultures including early Native American music, folk, blues, classical, jazz, country, Tejano, salsa, rock, and rap. The CD features authentic music from such American musical greats as Louis Armstrong, Woody Guthrie, Mahalia Jackson, Leadbelly, Lydia Mendoza, and many more.
Listen to Learn features a variety of fascinating activities that encourage students to write about their favorite music, investigate songs as poetry, research the lives of famous musicians, explore family musical traditions, research how instruments make sounds, plot record charts, and much more.
“Teri Tibbett’s book will provide teachers with the knowledge, tools, and confidence they need to make music a part of everyday learning.”
— Linda Rosenthal, violinist and professor of music, University of Alaska
Read more about the book on the Wiley website:
Listen to Learn: Using American Music to Teach Language Arts and Social Studies
Read more about Teri on the Jossey-Bass website:
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