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Music history of rock and roll

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We did a semester class this year on history of Rock and Roll, and it was one of our most enjoyable classes we've ever done!  We used this book for our main "source" and added in YouTube videos, a few books, and some great music documentaries.  The book divides music into seven categories (Rocking Out, Deep Soul, Punk Rock, etc…) and looks at influential performers/bands for that style of rock music.  Probably my favorite thing is a little section on each performer called "Historical Facts/Social Connections".  It's just a little paragraph about how that performer or music style was influenced by or influenced the country/world and what was happening at the time.  That one paragraph led to some amazing discussions!  Each "lab" has a song list, history of the band, historical/social connection, and then highlights one particular song by the artist.  There is a listening guide that talks through the highlighted song which is very helpful and adds interest.  Each artist is only two pages, but I found we could really delve into a lot with what he wrote.





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