Do you want to engage and inspire students in a history or social studies classroom? History and your classroom come alive when you put it to a rhythm! Use popular and traditional songs to engage your students and inspire them to see historical and social issues in the world around them!
This versatile toolkit will allow you the opportunity to use popular music in your classroom to allow students to engage with historical and social issues through popular music! The best part is the toolkit can be used to analyze or interpret ANY song. You and your students are only limited by their imaginations!
Focuses on specific skills such as: source analysis, multiple perspectives, essay response, debates and more.
The toolkit includes a song listing of 61 songs that can be used in ANY history or social studies classroom. The plan includes an overview of the 61 songs to give the teacher an understanding of each song, plus a suggestion for activities or strategies that can be used. Artist suggestions include: Bob Dylan, Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Macklemore, Tupac, No Doubt, Johnny Cash, Marvin Gaye, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, and many more!
The song listing is divided into 15 different topics or issues that are relevant to any history or social studies classroom. Examples include: Antiwar Protests, Citizenship, Cold War, Imperialism, Revolution, Government / Government Systems, Environmental Issues, Human/Women/Worker’s Rights, and Many More!
The set also includes 7 analysis strategies / handouts that can be used with ANY song, not just the ones in the package! Includes: Essay Response(s), Debate Format, Inquiry Research Project, Letter / Song Response, Analysis Questions and a Comparative Assignment.
- 21 unique documents totaling 50+ pages of content
- 7 versatile tools to analyze ANY songs in a variety of strategies
- 12 detailed specific strategies to be used with specific songs
- a detailed 28 page document that details 60+ songs that can be easily used in your classroom
-15 Historical or Social Studies Issues/Topics