lesson 4

Les Paul Musician, Inventor, Sound Pioneer: On the Road

essential question

How do people stay connected and find out what is happening around their neighborhood and the world?

Standards Used for the Study Unit

  • Wisconsin Standards For Music Brochure PDF
  • I can explore and demonstrate an understanding of the elements of music by reading, singing and/or playing an instrument. (MG2.P.6.i)
  • I can utilize appropriate music terminology in the evaluation /reflection of music performances. (MG3.R.7.i)

Classroom Lesson Activities / Resources


Student Workbook


Article: Rhubarb Red on the Radio


Vocabulary from Quizlet

Video and Music Clips

How Radio Works – 1943 (10 minutes)
WKID (5.5 minutes)


W-L-E-S Radio Transcript

Les Paul – Musician, Inventor, and Sound Pioneer

Les Paul: The Search for the New Sound Activities Page

Les Paul: The Search for the New Sound from Wisconsin Biographies

Prezi Presentations

There are three Prezi presentations for use depending on the reading level of students. These are outlined below.