1. Students will be able to deomonstrate thier
knowlege agbout protest music of the late sixties
by creating miniature protest signs while listening
to the song, For What its Worth, by the group,
2. Students will gain knowledge about the Vietnam
War and means of protest for the war by listening
to two antiwar songs and discussing them.
A.INTRODUCTION AND MOTIVATION
The teacher will tell the students that they will
be studying how some musicians incorporate messages
into their lyrics. The students will listen to the
song, For What its Worth, and discuss it's meaning.
The teacher will tell the students that the song is
a protest song for the Vietnam War and that many
people protested the war with music.
B. PRICIPLE ACTIVITY
1. The teacher will go over some means of protest
during this time and tell the students that music
was at the forefront of the protest movement.
2. The teacher will tell the students that the song,
Blowin in the Wind, by Bob Dylan became known as
the anthem of the antiwar generation. The teacher
will ask the students to listen to the song and find
some lyrics or words that would make this a protest
song for the Vietnam War.
C. CONCLUDING ACTIVITY
The teacher will tell the students that they are going
to pretend that they are protesters for the Vietnam War.
The students will create miniature protest signs for the war.
While they are making these signs they will again listen to
the song, For What its Worth,and use the lyrics to give them
ideas for what to include on their signs. The teacher will
provide two examples. When the signs are completed, the teacher
will ask a few students to share their work and
then the teacher will display them all.
The students will be assessed by their completion
of the protest signs and thier involvement in the discussion.