Kids love music! Teach them the history behind music from around the United States. I used this document during my IB Unit of Inquiry Where We Are in Place and Time. During this unit, I taught my students about the regions in the United States. For each region we listened to different music and they drew pictures to represent the regional music.
I used the following regions and music:
Northeast - big band music
Southeast - country music
Midwest - Motown music
Southwest - Native American music
West - Hawaiian music