We found 192 reviewed resources for social issues using music
Born in the U.S.A: Music as Political Protest
10th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Though often used in shows of patriotism, Bruce Springsteen's 1985 song "Born in the U.S.A." is critical of America's role in the Vietnam war and its treatment of American veterans. High schoolers analyze the song's lyrics in an activity...
Rockin’ the World: Rock and Roll and Social Protest in 20th Century America
7th - 12th
Students explore protest songs. In this interdisciplinary lesson, students examine issues-based music by summarizing lyrics and revealing inferences, generalizations, conclusions, and points of view found in the songs.
Teaching The Great Gatsby: A Common Core Close Reading Seminar
11th - 12th
The 41 slides in a professional development seminar model how to use close reading techniques to examine the many layers of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. In addition to passages from the novel, slides provide biographical...
The Power of Nonviolence: Music Can Change the World
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Here is a fantastic activity through which class members discover how music has the ability to influence others in a meaningful way. After reviewing selected pieces and modern-day protest songs, learners will research other songs that...
Get Your Mojo Workin': Part 1 Writing Your Very Own Blues Tune!
9th - 12th
Upper graders listen to the blues. They discuss blues scale, read a description of the blues, and work together to write an original piece. A lesson like this ties into American history and African-American musical contributions very...
Understanding the Music of the Civil Rights Movement
11th - 12th
Students examine protest music and songs from the Civil Rights movement. In this music of the Civil Rights era lesson, students listen to selected music before working in groups to determine who the music was directed at, what social...