Discussing The GNN articles include critical-thinking skills questions at the end that can be used as prompts for classroom discussion.
Extending the Content Ask students to identify their favorite style of music. Then, have them create a presentation on it. They may want to include images or sound clips to illustrate the style they chose.
Students should include the origins of the music and some of the musicians that helped develop the style.
Geography Connection Have students make a map based on music! Allow them to be creative in how they interpret this activity. Some may want to map the birth locations of different artists. Some may want to focus on the music of a particular place, such as Nashville, Brooklyn, or Detroit. Encourage students to be creative when thinking about the subject of their map and how to present it.
SEL Connection Discuss in class how music is beneficial to humans. Students may point out it can be relaxing, it can express different emotions, it can be meditative, etc. Encourage students to turn to music and other arts to help them express their emotions. Then, ask students to name songs that express different emotions and explain why they choose their song.