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Robinson, Tim – English Teaching Forum, 2011
In this article, the author shares a content-based English as a Second/Foreign Language (ESL/EFL) workshop that strengthens language acquisition, increases intrinsic motivation, and bridges cultural divides. He uses a rock and roll workshop to introduce an organizational approach with a primary emphasis on cultural awareness content and a…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Motivation, Workshops, English (Second Language)
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McDonald, James R. – Youth and Society, 1988
Examines the history of censorship and rock and roll, reassesses the present position taken by the Parents' Music Resource Center, reviews the scholarship regarding the influence of popular song lyrics on youth, and assesses what bearing that scholarship has on the present discussion of censorship and rock and roll. (BJV)
Descriptors: Bands (Music), Censorship, Drug Abuse, Music
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Romero, Eva Karene – Hispania, 2015
This article directly resulted from the teacher/researcher experience, describing new analyses resulting from subtitling a film for curriculum incorporation: "Tango feroz, la leyenda de Tanguito" (1993). Set in Argentina in the sixties and loosely based on the life of José Alberto Iglesias Correa, also known as Tanguito, this film…
Descriptors: Films, Teaching Methods, Neoliberalism, Females
Sugar, William A.; Boling, Elizabeth – 1995
The goal of this study is to show how some concepts and techniques from disciplines outside Instructional Systems Development (ISD) have the potential to extend and enhance the traditional view of ISD practice when they are employed very early in the ISD process. The concepts and techniques employed were user-centered in design and usability, and…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer System Design, Designers, Formative Evaluation
Pasteur, Eric – Library Journal, 2008
According to this author, alternative rock did not deserve what it became in the post-Nirvana 1990s. Reduced to a marketing catch-phrase--effectively rendering it meaningless--major label co-optation helped blur the line between artistic expression and cloned sounds. Before Nirvana broke through to the mainstream with the blistering sarcasm of its…
Descriptors: Musicians, Rock Music, Reference Materials, History
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Mueller, Jean W., Ed. – Social Education, 1985
This primary source document can be used to teach secondary students about the rock 'n' roll era that emerged in the 1950's. The document is a letter written in 1958 by three teenagers to President Eisenhower concerning the induction of Elvis Presley into the U.S. Army. Class activities are also suggested. (RM)
Descriptors: American Studies, Cultural Context, Learning Activities, Music
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Hoffman, Paul Dennis – OAH Magazine of History, 1985
A secondary history teacher describes how he uses rock and roll music to help students study and interpret modern American history. Besides being a lot of fun to teach, a rock unit makes students realize that even contemporary music has a place in history. (RM)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, History Instruction, Modern History, Music
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Wood, Linda P. – OAH Magazine of History, 1997
Describes a high school oral history project where the students investigated the culture, attitudes, and experiences embedded in the 1950s. The students discovered a harsh reality behind the popular nostalgia, a reality that included racism and sexism. Provides sample questions and quotes from the transcripts. (MJP)
Descriptors: Family (Sociological Unit), Family History, Historiography, History Instruction
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McClain, Stephen S. – Journal of Geography, 2010
Popular music can be used to study many subjects and issues related to the social sciences. "Geographies of American Popular Music" was a workshop that not only examined the history and development of select genres of American music, it also introduced students to basic geographic concepts such as the culture hearth and spatial diffusion. Through…
Descriptors: Music, Social Sciences, Geographic Concepts, Popular Culture
Randall, Mac – Teaching Music, 2010
When Taylor Carroll was in seventh and eighth grade at the Henniker School in Henniker, New Hampshire, her music teacher, Anne Hueglin, made music class fun. Now Carroll is a music teacher herself, covering K-8 general music, band, and chorus at the Nottingham School in Nottingham, New Hampshire. Following the lead of Hueglin, she teaches her own…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Music Education, Grade 7, Grade 8
Sawyer, Debbie – 2001
A historian, Doane Robinson, and a sculptor, Gutzon Borglum, worked together to build a gigantic monument in South Dakota that honored four of the greatest U.S. presidents: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and Thomas Jefferson. Robinson and Borglum wanted the monument to represent U.S. ideals. To celebrate the anniversary of…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Group Activities, Pamphlets, Presidents of the United States
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Rohlfing, Mary E. – Critical Studies in Mass Communication, 1996
Explores a period in American rock 'n' roll known as the Brill Building era. Argues that this marked the massive entry of women into rock 'n' roll, providing anglo Americans with their first taste of a female youth culture focused on sexuality and their first exposure to the voices and vernacular of young, African American women. (PA)
Descriptors: Females, Feminist Criticism, Music Techniques, Rock Music
Thomas, John I. – 1989
Pupils' natural questioning attitudes lead them to discovery in a learning center, in contrast to the lecture method, by which information is forced on students regardless of their interests. This paper describes learning experiences built around rocks. Materials placed in a rock center (rocks, stones, pebbles, magnifying glasses hammers, and…
Descriptors: Activity Units, Discovery Learning, Experiential Learning, Inquiry
Frese, Millie K., Ed. – Goldfinch: Iowa History for Young People, 1999
This theme issue of "The Goldfinch" focuses on music as an art using sound in time to express ideas and emotions and contains articles featuring appreciations of some of Iowa's renowned musical artists. The first article gives an overview of music in Iowa's history. The next article describes Antonin Dvorak's summer sojourn in Spillville…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Local History, Music, Musicians
Lanman, Barry A.; Wendlin, Laura M. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2006
"Preparing the Next Generation of Oral Historians" is a resource to educators seeking to bring history alive for students at all levels. The anthology opens with chapters on the fundamentals of oral history and its place in the classroom, but its heart lies in nearly two dozen insightful personal essays by educators who have successfully…
Descriptors: Oral History, History Instruction, Teaching Methods, Class Activities
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