ERIC Number: ED545556
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov-22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Reading & Listening with Purpose: Teaching Controversial Song Lyrics Using the ELA Common Core Standards in History/Social Studies
Bender, Rachel A.; Sharp, Kimberlee A.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) (93rd, St. Louis, MO, Nov 22-24, 2013)
This paper presents a method for social studies teachers to incorporate song lyrics into the study of controversial historical events and issues. Using the Hunt and Metcalf "Seven Problematic Areas of the Social Studies" as the rubric for selecting appropriate songs, the Teacher Candidate (TC) explains how song lyrics make viable text sources which convey a point of view. The TC also demonstrates the correspondence between song lyrics as text source material and the argumentative dimension of the ELA Standards in History/Social Studies. The educative potential for incorporating song lyrics in the social studies and complementing their use with other primary and secondary text sources is also discussed.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky