The Elvis CD cover was done by Mary Frances in 2nd grade. You see she had to do a biography on a famous American while she was in Mrs. Danford's class @ HCES. (WE LOVE Mrs. Danford) Anywho - I was like...oh great another project...lets do someone fun...just kinda didn't feel to excited about Abraham Lincoln or Merwether Lewis! So, we both agreed to do ELVIS! This was a fun project. She had to write the biography after reading the book. Then she had to do a presentation for the class. Yep, she designed an album cover for her book report cover and then she burned CD's for the whole class with all kinds of good Elvis music on them! Don't you know that Mrs. Danford was glad to see this project come along after having sat through 20 other projects on people that didn't have the creative juices flowing like Mary Frances and Elvis! (sidestory time...oh yeah...it is now 1965...did you know that elvis said, "God loves me, but He loves me best when i sing."...well he did folks.....he said it...end of sidestory)...
When I taught middle school art in GA at RSMS we would do this for one of our projects creating a CD Cover. I guess it depends on how old you are on whether you call it an album cover, 8 track label, cassette cover or a CD cover...hee hee...I think I have been around for all of those because our family is REALLY into MUSIC! We like to Shake Rattle and Roll with the best of them! (Hey Janna glad you are ghost reading our blog....please leave us a comment and shake..shake... shake... shake your boodie...just like KC and the Sunshine Band did!)
Lesson Plan Idea:
- Title - Design a CD Cover
- Subject - Music (what ever kind of music you like....rock, jazz, oldies, progressive, country, folk, instrumental)
- Secondary Subjects - Art
- Grade Level - any grade level depending on the way the lesson is presented
- Objective: This lesson should be used while teaching a lesson on how advertisement works in music. The goal for the hands-on portion of the lesson is for the students to design their own CD cover as an advertisement. Coolzy- just how would you want to market your CD cover? Think of all of the questions that can be brought up in class over this!