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Does Music Speak to Your Values?

The Courage of Conviction: Social, Political, and Spiritual beliefs The 1960s was a time when popular music—whether country, R&B, gospel, Motown or rock—spoke of themes such as overcoming adversity and the possibility of freedom and equality. Songs touched on messages

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Can you rap?

Try to write a “love rap.” Can you celebrate your love, or that of someone you know, in rap? Create and share your rap using GarageBand. Or try another topic as the subject of your rap: Chinese Socialism, Euclidean geometry,

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Podcast: Your Favorite Tunes

In a small group create a podcast(radio show) in which you play snippets of your group’s favorite music around one particular theme. Choose someone to be the announcer to lead the discussion between clips. Start by recording one 3-5 minute

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Can they remember the words?

Interview someone of your parents’ or grandparents’ generation. Discuss the following questions: What songs were important to them when they were younger? Can they remember the words? What did they like about the lyrics? Why are they memorable? What personal

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Lyrics Versus Video

Compare your interpretation of the lyrics of your favorite song with the video of the same song. How are they similar? How do they differ?

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The Day Bob Dylan Showed Up On Your Front Lawn

Read this true story about Bob Dylan’s surprise visit to the childhood Winnipeg home of Neil Young. Imagine a rock star has just showed up on your front lawn under similar circumstances. Write the story.

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