This unit of lessons is like a good piece of jazz, seemingly disjointed, arbitrarily picked bits of unrelated ideas that come together to make a beautiful whole that ignites a love of learning and an eagerness to find out more.
This musical journey begins with Bill Withers and his enduring musical legacy. But then it weaves its way through the Vietnam War; the Civil Rights movement; sports protests; Black and Indigenous rights issues in present-day Canada – all of which naturally leads to an investigation of the credibility of media outlets and news sources.
Students will learn past and present history through a variety of musical genres. The journey begins with Bill Withers and his enduring legacy, weaving its way through the Vietnam war; the Civil Rights Movement to Black and Indigenous rights issues in present-day Canada.
Access to the documentary Still Bill is an asset.
Appropriate for ages 13+ in the following subjects:
Music; Civics; History; Media
Music Makes History – Winter Semester
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