Listening Technology Over Time
Students connect to engineering, technology, and art components of STEAM as they explore how music listening technology evolved from the 1900s to today.
Students examine artifacts from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and listen to music popular during the era of each device. Students are challenged to think critically, collaborate, and communicate as they evaluate how and why these technologies have changed over time.
In the pre-activity, students evaluate the historical context and purpose of advertisements for various listening devices throughout time. This lesson can be completed in one, forty-five-minute class period. As a culminating post-activity, students use their creativity to illustrate an original listening device or modify one that they learned about during the program. This lesson can be completed in one forty-five-minute class period.
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