Suzanne has taught all levels PK-graduate school and has a PhD in Instructional Systems Design. She currently teachers literacy courses to preservice and inservice teachers.
As a result of this lesson, students will be able to:
- identify major types of music of the 1960s
- explain how 1960s events shaped music and vice-versa
- identify famous 1960s musical artists and songs
- use online and library resources to research a topic
- develop a multimedia presentation including music
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
- SmartBoard or projector to display lesson
- 1960s Music: Artists & History quiz (one per student)
- access to online and library resources for research
- access to computers to develop multimedia presentations
- Play a selection of 1960's music as the students enter the classroom on the day of this lesson.
- Ask them if they recognized any of the music that was played.
- Do an ABC Brainstorming activity to activate students' prior knowledge about the 1960s and 1960s music.
- Give students a sheet of paper with each letter of the alphabet listed and have them work in pairs or small groups for about 5 minutes to try to come up with one name, phrase, event, song title, or other 1960's-related topic for each letter of the alphabet.
- For example, 'B' could be 'Beatles,' 'British Invasion' or 'Beach Boys,' and 'M' could be 'Motown,' 'mod' or Monday, Monday.
- Share a few of their responses for the difficult letters.
- Use the SmartBoard or projector to show the lesson 1960s Music: Artists & History to the entire group.
- Read the first sections of the lesson, 'Music of the 1960s' and 'It's Only Rock and Roll' to the students.
- Ask the students why it is difficult to summarize the music of the 1960s.
- Which major type of music really became popular during the 1960s?
- Have students read the rest of the lesson, answering any questions before moving on to the activity.
- Divide students into six groups.
- Each group will research music from one of the main areas in the lesson:
- The British Invasion
- Blues Rock
- Protest Music
- We Shall Overcome
- Each group should develop a PowerPoint or similar multimedia presentation, including music, for the segment of 1960s music which is assigned to them. Presentations should be about 8-10 minutes in length.
- Included in each presentation should be:
- Background and history/development of that area of 1960s music, such as where did it developed, who was instrumental in developing the sound, when did it first become popular, what it shows about the culture and issues of the 1960s, etc.
- Names and images of at least 5 famous musical groups or individuals, along with names of their most famous songs
- Some of this type of music as a background for the presentation
- After presenting the requirements, allow students access to library and online resources to research and create their presentations.
- This may be spread over several days.
- Upon completion, student groups will share their presentations with the class.
- After viewing each presentation, students in the audience should be asked to jot down one thing that they learned about 1960s music from that presentation.
- After all the presentations have been completed, give the students the 1960s Music: Artists & History Quiz as an assessment.
- Have students develop a 'My 1960s Playlist' of 10 songs that they like best from the 1960's. Ask them to explain what appeals to them about each of the songs they selected.
- Watch portions of the Woodstock movie (edited for appropriateness).
To unlock this lesson you must be a Study.com Member.
Create your account
Register to view this lesson
Unlock Your Education
See for yourself why 30 million people use Study.com
Become a Study.com member and start learning now.Become a Member
Already a member? Log InBack