This Understanding Immigration Through Popular Culture lesson plan also includes:
Class members are introduced to a project-based learning unit on US immigration with an activity that asks them to analyze sheet music and other primary source materials to uncover issues raised by immigration.
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- Use recordings of "The Ballad of the Green Berets" and "I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag" to model how music can reflect the social issues of a time period
- The activity presumes class members are familiar with project-based learning
- The five-page packet includes a detailed plan, links to related Library of Congress sites, and a list of project-based learning extension ideas
- Class members with little exposure to music may need additional scaffolding to analyze the sheet music and the recording