(Grades 4-8) Here is a handy all-in-one resource that will help you introduce your students to this great American art-form. Developed by Music Alive magazine, each section includes a reproducible student article, reproducible activity pages (including games and other enrichment) a CD with all the listening examples, and a detailed National Standards-based lesson plan.
Topics include: Birth of the Blues (W.C. Handy), Early Blues Guitarists, Women and the Blues, Now and Then ('Ma' Rainey, Dinah Washington, Aretha Franklin), Blues Begin to Rock (Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Eric Clapton), Blues Across America, and a special section on blues greats: Bessie Smith, John Lee Hooker and B.B. King.