Using Billy Joel's song "We Didn't Start the Fire," I created word art prints & included the lyrics and lesson ideas for incorporating the artwork into your classroom. (Links to websites and a couple of handouts are included.)
This IS included in my mega bundle: ALL of my POETRY RESOURCES GROWING BUNDLE.
It's a great discussion starter for the history teacher, as well as writing-prompter for the English/literature teacher.
Many of the people and events Billy Joel mentions in his song can be connected to many different works of literature (Catcher in the Rye, Hemingway, Peyton's Place, relate it to any books dealing with racism such as To Kill a Mockingbird), topics in history, science (vaccines, h-bomb, Einstein, space travel, etc.), sports, music (payola), advertising, current issues, film/television studies, etc.
The art prints are nice additions for your classroom or a great gift idea for the retiring teacher. Print on card stock and frame them in an 8x10 frame (may need to trim the edges of the paper). Or laminate and hang in your room. They will generate ideas and discussion for anyone who sees them.