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Why Does It Matter? Teaching Tolerance in an Unforgiving Society
Students listen to the song "Scarecrow" by Melissa Etheridge and draw what they think the song is about. They discover the song is about a man who was attacked. They again express their feelings about the song through drawing. Finally they find out that the man in the story was attacked becasue he was gay.
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Rockin’ the World: Rock and Roll and Social Protest in 20th Century America
Learners explore protest songs. In this interdisciplinary lesson, students examine issues-based music by summarizing lyrics and revealing inferences, generalizations, conclusions, and points of view found in the songs.
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Teaching Economics with Rock and Roll: Unemployment
Students identify different causes and types of unemployment. They identify and explain economic costs and social consequences of unemployment. They use songs by Johnny Cash and Bruce Springsteen as a way to study the plight of unemployment.
11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Know Thyself: Reflections of the Adolescent Identity Crisis in Rock and Roll
Twelfth graders describe James Marcia's four identity states, analyze four popular songs which reflects Marcia's identity states, and listen critically for a deeper appreciation of music by applying Paul Friedlander's "Rock Window" to analysis of four
12th Visual & Performing Arts
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Eleventh graders discover the thematic connections between classical literary and popular song lyrics. For this English lesson, 11th graders research a specific topic to be presented to the class. Students analyze song lyrics in their groups.
11th English Language Arts
Celebrating African American/Black Leaders in History: Their Religions and Their Legacy
Kick-start Black History Month with a fantastic resource that blends a study of prominent African American leaders in history with information on different religions. Beginning with a brainstorm and then leading into a collaborative timeline activity, your class members will break into groups and read and research the biographical and historical information of such noteworthy figures as Malcolm X, Sojourner Truth, and Dr.
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring The American Dream
What is the American Dream and how is it achieved? This lesson focuses in particular on the rise of the American Dream during the 1950s and includes a variety of primary sources for class members to interact with as they explore this idea and prepare for a Socratic seminar and a quick essay response.
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Discover how nations can use economic, military, and cultural influence to affect the decisions of other countries. These readings and worksheets offer an overview of spheres of international influence, particularly analyzing the spread of capitalism and communism during the Cold War.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
And We Were All in One Place: Youth Culture and the Rock Festival
Students explore historical youth culture events. In this youth culture lesson, students discover details regarding the Altamont, Woodstock, and Monterey concerts. Students conduct research that regarding the rock festivals and analyze audience reactions as they watch video segments.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Louisiana's Legendary Musicians
Students identify and interpret what legendary traditional musicians of Louisiana that allows them to hear new genres of traditional music. They also identify what it means to be a legendary artist and read, write, and create a project about these extraordinary figures.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts