This unit was written to accompany the PBS documentary, "American Roots Music". Most of the unit, however, can also be implemented with other music resources that are readily available via internet. Music vocabulary is emphasized, as well as song lyrics from numerous genres. I purchased two large second hand speakers to use so that the music we analyzed could be played as loudly as neighboring teachers could stand. :) There are two "lyrics analysis worksheets", one shown on the preview. The other asks students to use reading strategies to analyze the lyrics. Toward the end of the unit I let the kids suggest their favorite "appropriate" songs to analyze. I printed out the lyrics of a few of their suggested songs, played and analyzed them the next day. They were having so much fun, they didn't know they were learning! Please feel free to modify my work to fit your needs, however, please do not share or sell my ideas. Questions, Comments and Ratings are welcome!