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Posted by WW Director on 10/8/2019, 11:27 am, in reply to "Help!
How about using pop culture, commercials, movies, video games, etc where those eras of music are being used to enhance what's happening.
They may find out they like the other genres of music once they realize they've already heard them.
I'm teaching music appreciation for the first time this year, and I've kind of been flying by the seat of my pants. We've done theory, composition, and an instrument unit. Now, we're starting on the Renaissance and... I'm absolutely lost on how to make this interesting to them. Everything so far has been interactive and hands on, I don't want them to just sit through lectures or videos on the Renaissance, I want them to do something! Does anyone have any ideas? How do you make music history appealing to bored high schoolers?
Also... I have four students in this class.