Music Cultures: World Music Unit - Presentations & Guided Notes (Digital/Print)

Music Cultures: World Music Unit - Presentations & Guided Notes (Digital/Print)
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(37 MB|26 pages)
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This unit contains 9 presentations that can work as a music culture unit/culture of the month, each with a 2 pages of guided notes for students.

Now includes DIGITAL Notes. View YouTube "How-To" Integrate Digital Guided Notes into Google Classroom.

What are "Guided Notes?" Guided Notes are printed sheets or digital slides that contain all of the information contained in a presentation BUT there are blanks with missing pertinent information that students need to fill in. Guided notes keep students engaged in a lecture based setting, as they have to fill in the blanks as you go along. For a FREE example presentation of the printed guided note system click HERE!

This unit is PERFECT for middle school general music and high school music appreciation. Each presentation can take around 20-30 minutes, depending on how much of the videos you watch! This also works well with K-5, and I include a "simplified" note page for the younger students. This unit is FLEXIBLE and you can use it however you'd like!

Included are BONUS links to 2-4 YouTube videos in each presentation! Also included: Test over the cultures covered, "Create-An-Assessment" project with guidelines, and a simplified note page (for younger students).

This unit can also be used for NON-MUSIC SUBS! All information is contained within, and no musical knowledge is required to take students through these presentations.

Music Cultures Included: Native America, Latin America, Africa, Middle East, India, China, Japan, Indonesia, & Australia.

I recommend using the guided notes for grades 6 and up. The linked presentations are perfect to use with grades K and up.

These work great for Cultures of the Month - not sure what that means? Check out my blog post HERE!

Note: YouTube videos can be changed or removed over time. If there are any issues with video playback in the presentations please email me at and I will get them updated ASAP!

UPDATE: I have included a backup PDF version of each Google Slide Presentation. This was done by request for some who didn't have access to the presentations, didn't have internet, or wanted to use this unit differently than a teacher-lecture scenario. The product will now come in a compressed zipped file. For simple steps as to how to unzip this file, check out this WikiHow page.

Total Pages
26 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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