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A reading lesson about the evolution of music.
 

MUSIC HISTORY LESSON:
THE EVOLUTION OF MUSIC

 

A history reading comprehension lesson about the evolution of music, how music began, and how it has evolved over thousands of years. Includes printable teaching lesson worksheet.

 

Suggested Grades:

3rd Grade - 4th Grade - 5th Grade - 6th Grade

 

 

Teaching Objectives:

By completing this lesson, students will be able to demonstrate their reading comprehension skills, including reading strategies, inference, literal meaning, and critical analysis.

 

 

 

 

 

THE EVOLUTION OF MUSIC LESSON

 

Directions:

Print the evolution of music reading comprehension passage and questions (see below).

 

Students should read the story silently, then answer the questions about the story that follow.

 

Excerpt from passage

Have you ever wondered where music came from? Or, why music that you like to listen to is so different from the music your parents listen to? Music, just like people, has evolved (changed) over thousands of years. Human knowledge and technology have grown, so have our taste for more complicated sounds and rhythms. Each new generation of people creates new music that either builds on or rebels against the music of their parents and grandparents. This means that new types of music and new sounds are always being invented. So where did it all start?

 

How it all beganů..
The first music, the first rhythms and melodies were sounds from nature. Birds singing, the pat-a-pat of rain on a rock, the low rumble of thunder, or a steady heartbeat are all noises and rhythms that still occur everyday all around us..
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LESSON PRINTABLES

The Evolution of Music

Print this worksheet for this reading lesson.

 Includes reading comprehension passage, questions, and answers.

 

 

 

 

 

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