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Students will: 1. Brainstorm lists of songs that were written in response to American wars; consider the patterns in the lists they create. 2. Read a poem that addresses the poet's role in public affairs and discuss their interpretations and assessment of the author's claims. 3. Research lyrics and/or poems associated with a specific American war. 4. Participate in a class discussion regarding their research findings. 5. Create posters highlighting a selection of lyrics/poems that respond in different ways to the war researched by each group. 6. Write their own songs/poems in response to the current American war in Iraq, or their feelings about war in general. 7. Perform their pieces at a class or school-wide presentation.


  • Arts > General
  • Social Studies > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12


Poetry Music language arts war lyrics



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