John Philip Sousa: The March King
Introduce your students to the life, legacy, and music of John Philip Sousa with this interactive digital activity.
First, students will take a trip through time and learn about the "March King" using the provided interactive website and research guide. Then students will learn what it's like to be a military musician today by watching an interview with SSG Kyle Peck of the United States Army Band "Pershing's Own."
Suitable for grades 4-12.
- What's included
-Research Guide (Digital)
-Video: Interview with SSG Kyle Peck
- Guiding Question
Why is John Philip Sousa remembered as the "March King" and what was his impact on the history of music?
- Standards Addressed
GM.R NL.7.1. I can listen and respond to music.
Indicator GM.C IL.9.2 I can demonstrate and describe the skills needed for careers in music.
This resource also aligns with the following from the Profile of the SC Graduate:
World Class Skills: Communication, information, media, and technology; Knowing how to learn
Life and Career Characteristics: Self-direction, Global Perspective
Competency Statements: Read Critically, Learn Independently, Investigate Through Inquiry
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