The Sixties: Hitsville USA

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James Jamerson. You probably heard him but may not have heard of him. But fans of Motown Records will certainly recognize his contributions to the sound that desegregated popular music during the 1960s. Challenge young history detectives to prove that an old AMpeg B-15 amp was the amp that belong to the famous bassist and used to create the Detroit Motor City sound. What's going on? How funky.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Perfect for a cross-over lesson for instrumental music and history classes
Classroom Considerations
  • The third plan in a three-lesson unit that focuses on the 1960s

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  • The lesson models the multiple tracks historians follow to authenticate stories
  • The video ends with a very cool jam session
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