Music Legends Raising Awareness of Black Contributions to Arts and Society
Kids Discover has partnered with Rhino Records to celebrate Black History Month by releasing three free units honoring classic recording artists Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, and Curtis Mayfield. Designed to shine a light on the lives and impact of these music industry legends, the units engage students in grades 3–8 through music and raise awareness of Black contributions to the arts and society. Educators can choose from three different Lexile levels for use in grades 3–4, 5–6, or 7–8. Each of the units offers three articles of approximately 600 to 700 words each, interactive multimedia resources such as tracks and videos from the artists, and original album art and rights-cleared music provided by Rhino Records. So that the materials are available to as many students as possible, the free units do not require a registered account or login.
Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock and Roll is an exhibition by the MetropolitanMuseum of Art that tracks rock music’s seismic impact on society and culture—all through the instruments and sounds that defined its voice.
Developed by Boston Children’s Museum, the League of Extraordinary Bloggers is part of The Freeman Foundation Asian Culture Exhibit Series, administered by the Association of Children’s Museums. In the game, a criminal mastermind known as the FOX has been stealing important cultural landmarks and objects all across China, Japan, South Korea, and Vietnam. Working together, students will learn about Asia and assemble clues from each country to track down this criminal mastermind.
The Musicmap is the ultimate genealogy of popular music genres, including their relations and history. More than 230 genres are connected in intricate webs of influence, mapped in a zoomable visual interface and linked to explanatory articles and representative playlists.