Lesson Plan

Songs of Protest

Long before the songs of the 1960's Peace Movement, long before the songs of the Civil Rights Movement, and even before the songs of the Abolition Movement, were the songs of the Suffrage Movement. To understand the power of protest music, groups research songs associated with these movements, songs that moved the nation and inspired change.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Coordinate the lesson with the music department
Classroom Considerations
  • The lesson is designed so that each member of the group investigates a different era
  • Class members with the same topic do not work together so that the resulting presentations will vary
  • As a guided practice, the class listens to and analyzes one song from each protest movement
  • No rubric is included