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Back in Time to 1970's Europop Disco

Travel back in time to the 1970s and explore Europop Disco in two fully-resourced lessons.

As part of the Musical Contexts "Build Your Own KS3 Music Curriculum", Back in Time to Popular Music takes pupils back to the 1970s and the age of Europop Disco.

Each of the two fully-resourced lessons comes with a lesson plan, pupil worksheet (containing spaces for all activities and scores) and lesson presentation. Supporting media files in MP3 and WAV formats are also included separately.

The lessons use ABBA's "Dancing Queen" as a case study and example of a typical 1970's Europop Disco song. In lesson 1, pupils explore the melody line from the Chorus of the song, adding the correct push rhythms and syncopation. In lesson 2, pupils explore further textural layers, adding Chords and Bass Line to the Melody to form a complete ensemble performance.

Each lesson starts with an Intro Quiz/DOITNOW, with PIT STOP opportunities to review key learning and ends with an interactive multiple choice Exit Quiz. There are also Stretch and Challenge tasks for more able and GAT pupils.

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