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Students identify legends in Tennessee and U.S. history, and differentiate between primary and secondary sources. They list examples of primary and secondary sources, participate in a field trip to the Country Music Hall of Fame, and identify primary and secondary sources at the museum.
Young scholars develop an appreciation for modern black music from a historical, political and lyrical perspective. They examine the political and the historical surge of the civil rights movement of the 1960's and how this surge directly or indirectly affected black musicians, who in turn affected the black population of America during this period.
Pupils engage in a professional development workshop for teachers in the delivery of curriculum about the era of the 1960's. The emphasis of the workshop is using popular culture of the time in order to launch investigations that are student centered and highly engaging.
Students are introduced to a variety of hip-hop music artists and their religious affliation. In groups, they read articles about how their religion affects the type of music they make. They identify the biases they have in regards to different religions and how to change them.