this isn't my song assignment, but something I wanted to share!
Hi guys...so this week we're talking songs. And I happened across this GREAT lesson using music with the book The Outsiders. Now I can't take credit for creating the lesson, but I got it from a 7th grade teacher at Centennial Middle School (I of course can't remember her name...Ms. Teerhar?? maybe) Anyway just wanted to share!
Anyway. The lesson:
Listen to three different songs. Fill in the chart below to connect themes from the Outsiders with the lyrics from the song. hint...referring to the background of the artist might help you make some connections. Answer the questions below for each song (originally this was in chart form)
Song Title and Artist
What are the songs major themes?
Does it tell a story?
Is there an explicit or underlying political or cultural message?
What scene or characters in the novel share common themes with this piece of music and why?
Then after listening to three songs....
Answer the following questions in no less than 5 complete sentences.
What are the differences in the music listened to by the Greasers, Soc's and the Shepard Gang? Who listened to which music and why? Are there any exceptions or characters who would choose something different from their group?
"You've got to Hide you love away"--The Beatles
"I'm so lonesome, I coudl Cry"-- Hank Williams
"Two of us"--The Beatles
"A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall"-- Bob Dylan
"My Generation" -- The Who
A few possible themes: