Interesting assignment. Sounds very postmodern. Is this a graduate art education class?
From: Patricia Knott <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Mar 11, 2005 10:19 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk <email@example.com>
Subject: late night idea
I'm just home from a grad class and one of my assignments is use a
story to help students explore responsibility and values. I came
across a site that I think may offer interesting possibilities for
STORIES BEHIND THE SONGS
> Did you know that Bruce Springsteen?s "Born in the USA" is not a
> flag-waving patriotic anthem, but rather a reflection on the plight of
> countless Vietnam Veterans as they struggle to adjust to civilian life
> while coping with the psychological and physical after-effects of war?
> Popular songs can be used in a classroom setting to
> illuminate a particular theme or topic leading students to new
> insights and understandings, writes John Chase, president of Musicians
> United for
> Songs In the Classroom (MUSIC). Songs create an emotional hook in the
> classroom environment and may be used as an instrument to introduce
> art, poetry, literature, historic documents, film, photographs, and
> other primary sources. This interdisciplinary reference guide will
> interest and
> engage both teachers and students as it examines the origins and
> inspiration for contemporary song lyrics.