SQUiLT stands for "Super Quiet Uninterrupted Listening Time".
When studying the history of rock and roll, it is important to discuss the "Day the Music Died" in 1959 when Buddy Holly, Jiles Richardson, and Richie Vallie were in a fatal plane crash. Don McLean wrote the classic song "American Pie" in 1971 to commemorate this.
Include this SQUiLT in your general music classes to encourage students to write creatively. I suggest playing the entire song while they write to encourage focus and attention to the lyrics.
Guide your students to think creatively about which artists they choose and how their deaths would impact the world.
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"American Pie" lyric analysis lesson plans coming soon!