Students analyze Abel Meeropol's "Strange Fruit," and then compare three musical interpretations of the poem. Use this resource to address the Common Core, and spark critical discussions about music, race, and gender.
Included in this resource:
*Poem with guiding questions
*Lesson plan (includes instruction in academic term "juxtaposition")
*Graphic organizer to facilitate comparison of musical interpretations
Common Core Standards Addressed
• Analyze multiple interpretations of a poem, evaluating how each version interprets the source text.
Key Words: Civil rights, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Jeff Buckley, music, poetry, close reading, CCSS, juxtaposition, lynching, racism, social justice