Behind the Music Project

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Authors write about what they know, and that does not exclude songwriters. Invite partners to explore the story behind a song. They analyze and discuss the lyrics, conduct research online, create a poster, and put together a two-minute podcast that explains the story of the song. This engaging project is described clearly for pupils and supported by numerous additional materials.

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  • The resource links to several tutorial videos, a list of songs to choose from, and worksheets
  • Step-by-step instructions are listed for each day of the project
  • Note that your class will need access to technology tools such as Garageband in order to complete the steps as listed
  • There are a few notes in the assignment that refer to a specific class