Songs, when combined with lyrics and questions, serve as engaging, fun, multisensory primary sources. This activity exposes students to ten classic songs of the Vietnam War era while also prompting them to think critically about the songs and the context in which they were written. Songs range from hawkish to dovish and one that is neutral toward the war.
The activity includes:
• Ten songs, with video, embedded in a ten slide Power Point. Songs by Johnny Cash, Barry McGuire, the Rolling Stones, John Lennon, Country Joe, Merle Haggard, and others are included.
• Lyrics for all songs
• Student questions for each song
• Answer key
• One sheet of suggestions for use and a name of an additional song you might use for this activity
Best wishes and I look forward to your constructive feedback,
The Past is a Blast