ERIC Number: ED461118
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Protest Literature of the Dead Bald White Guys Meets Protest Music of All Colors: Using Music To Connect Students to American Revolutionary Literature.
Fulton, Lori L.
This lesson plan for teachers to use with students in junior English (American Literature and pre-college writing) seeks to span the gap between American Revolution-era literature and today's teenagers. The lesson plan advocates using music to span the gap. It presents a rationale, educational objectives, materials needed, and background information. It outlines in detail the literary selection to be read, writing prompts for each selection, the popular song to be listened to, and the literary terms considered. The paper includes an assignment to write a personal protest song; the lyrics of the popular songs used in the class, such as the Beatles'"Revolution" and James Brown's "Living in America"; and the author/educator's own "Declaration of Independence." (Contains 29 references.) (NKA)
Descriptors: Class Activities, English Instruction, Grade 11, High Schools, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Literary Devices, Popular Culture, Popular Music, Revolutionary War (United States), Student Educational Objectives, Teacher Developed Materials, United States Literature, Writing Exercises
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A