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Cooper, B. Lee – Social Studies, 1980
Suggests analysis of popular songs containing social commentary on women. Categories under which songs are listed include negative self-image, positive self-image, submissive individuals, dominant individuals, and personal independence. A bibliography of relevant books is included. (KC)
Descriptors: Females, Males, Music, Popular Culture
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Cooper, B. Lee – Social Studies, 1981
Discusses how modern singers and songwriters contribute ideas, events, and values which form the concept of urban existence in the minds of young Americans. Central issues (with record lists included) are the urban troubador, urban civilization as cultural enrichment, images of specific cities, and the urban female. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Music, Popular Culture, Secondary Education
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Cooper, B. Lee – Social Studies, 1988
Demonstrates how the use of rock-era music images of political protest and social criticism can provide teachers with a forceful and entertaining introduction to the examination of controversial issues in U.S. society. Includes chronologically and thematically arranged lists of recordings which represent popular themes in U.S. music between…
Descriptors: Activism, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Creative Teaching, Higher Education
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Cooper, B. Lee; Haverkos, Larry S. – Social Studies, 1973
The social studies classroom becomes a forum for examining the issues and problems of contemporary society by letting students provide popular records for classroom discussion. Results of two such experiments are reviewed. (Author/KM)
Descriptors: Audiodisc Recordings, Course Descriptions, Cultural Images, Music
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Cooper, B. Lee – Social Studies, 1983
Sound recordings can be used by social studies teachers to demonstrate shifting public images about railroads in the United States since the end of World War I. Included is a selected list of recordings containing train-related images and railroad-information themes and illustrations from 1920 to 1980. (RM)
Descriptors: Audiodisc Recordings, High Schools, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Cooper, B. Lee; Walker, Donald E. – Social Studies, 1990
Argues that using popular recordings that feature baseball imagery is an innovative way to introduce students to the pluralistic nature of U.S. life. Outlines a variety of themes that use baseball history to develop concepts about social change, cultural values, and individual achievement. Lists audio recordings that have baseball themes. (DB)
Descriptors: Audiodisks, Audiovisual Aids, Baseball, Cultural Pluralism
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Cooper, B. Lee – Social Studies, 1988
Shows how Christmas songs can be used as illustrations of historical information, cultural borrowing, and social change. Describes a method which can aid discussion of social change and public perception by dividing songs into tracks: (1) traditional and nontraditional and (2) secular and sacred. (LS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cultural Activities, Cultural Context, Elementary Secondary Education
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Cooper, B. Lee – Social Studies, 1976
The need to broaden the instructional and research concept of oral history to include popular music is suggested. A study of the music and life of Les McCann and a selected discography are provided. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Innovation, Music