Students compare and contrast different perspectives of immigration through 2 songs listed on the handout and with one other song of their choice (options provided) by responding to 7 prompts. The points breakdown is included, as well as websites where the lyrics can be found (for copyright reasons they are not included).
Sample prompts include:
--What does Brad Paisely’s song say about immigrants and their assimilation into America?
--Explain the perception of America did the immigrants have in the Bruce Springsteen song and how does it compare to their reality?
--Are these songs realistic, idealized, or something else, and why?
The artists included in this assignment are:
--Rage Against the Machine
--The White Stripes
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