A Brief History of Goths

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The Doors, The Velvet Underground, Joy Division, Bauhaus, The Cure. Welcome to the punk rock underground music scene, to Cybergoth, Gothability, Gothic Metal and Steam Punk. So why are they called Goths, anyway? check out a short video that explains why the term is so appropriate for this music genre.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members watch the video at home and invite their families to join them in the viewing
Classroom Considerations

  • Rather than an investigation of the punk rock music scene, the video explores how artists draw inspiration from the past

  • The resource includes the video, a comprehension check, links to related articles, and a discussion question

  • Some viewers may be disappointed by the highly academic tone of the video