Powerpoint slides about different genres of music that are found throughout the world. Each genre contains information on the following:
1) How the genre was created and where it came from.
2) Important Figures and Events that influenced the genre
3) Youtube Links of music for each genre
This obviously is just a snapshot of each genre, but my general music students have loved learning about different types of music. I generally make them copy down a few facts they find interesting, and then they have to write a written response to the music that we listen to.