ERIC Number: ED231731
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Making of a Rock Festival: A Historical Creative Experience in a Group Study of Popular Music as an Instrument in Studying American Culture of the Sixties and Seventies.
Chilcoat, George W.
A project in which high school students examine the social history of the United States through a popular music presentation is described. The introduction of the paper draws together a series of sources which emphasize the importance of popular music, particularly during the 1960's and 1970's. The social effects of popular music are outlined: creating a sense of group unity, arousing emotions, elevating morale, and encouraging people to get involved. Next, the student project is described. Student groups are involved in choosing a theme of social protest and social change in the 1960's and 1970's and creating a program based on the group's theme. The program, which will analyze various social viewpoints of the theme, may be presented in the form of a slide show, demonstration, live concert, or other. Each group also presents a discography to the class. A sample discography of anti-Vietnam recordings, a list of suggested themes, reference sources, evaluation criteria, and a student questionnaire are included. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Folk Music; Folk Rock; Rock Music
Note: Paper presented at the Arizona Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development/Arizona Council for the Social Studies Spring Conference (Mesa, AZ, March 24-26, 1983).