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Do you want to present one of those lessons where your students' eyes are big, their jaws are dropped, and their hands are popping in the air with questions? This is it: The Legend of Robert Johnson.
An intriguing PowerPoint walks students through the legend of how Robert Johnson sold his soul to the Devil to become the greatest blues guitarist in the world. The PowerPoint includes pictures, audio, and video references to the legendary guitarist. Students are terribly mesmerized by the legend and this particular PowerPoint presentation. It's one of those lessons that I look forward to teaching every year--perhaps my all-time favorite.
This lesson comes with additional notes about the legend, as well as a blues poem template that students will use to write their own blues poems. Concepts utilized are rhyme scheme, stanzas, repetition, theme, and word choice.