John Lennon- Mini Biography

Whether you're studying the history of rock and roll, the Vietnam War, or the volatile period of the 1960s in United States history, this video on the career of John Lennon is a perfect addition to your curriculum.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Discuss how one of the video interviewees describes John Lennon as the symbol of the peace movement and a challenge to authority. Do you think this is true? Why? What historical evidence do you have to support your opinion?
  • Consider playing selections from the Beatles throughout the school week to help set the tone for what you are studying
Classroom Considerations

  • Queue video to skip third-party advertisement
Pros

  • Includes several photographs and video footage from the time period
  • Entertaining and brief video
Cons

  • None