Listen and Learn: Pop Artists

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How do pop singers like Rihanna and Taylor Swift inspire change in society? Learners explore the topic by engaging in a close reading of articles about various musicians. Next, scholars listen to a chosen pop song and complete a writing activity about how music influences change. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have individuals write biographical essays about their favorite musical artists
Classroom Considerations

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  • Requires Internet, computer, and headphone access for listening to music online 

  • Integrates critical thinking with popular culture and real-world connections 
  • Includes a Spotify playlist with many songs for students to choose from 

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