Here are some rough ideas:
The History of Rock and Roll. Open to HS students, it is a chance to get together and study, explore and listen to the most important bands, songs, and albums of rock music from the 1950′-the 2000s. We will explore the historical and social context of the music, while looking at lyrics, musical structure as well as lasting impact on the world and rock music.Let me know if you have any suggestions below in the comments. Looking forward to seeing some of you next year!
Or maybe we blend all three:
- Perhaps we learn to play a song from each decade and perform at the end of a few weeks.
- Perhaps we create a digital story (exploring tech, film, and media) at the end of each decade.
- Perhaps we can share our work and learning on a blog and/or youtube channel
- Perhaps we create an iBook documenting the learning.
We discuss and learn about music from every decade, learn to play a few songs throughout the term, which we perform and document our learning through film, media and digital storytelling. Finally we consolidate all of it in an iBook helping us learn how to use iBook author software.