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This course will examine the relationship between 20th Century History (current events, at the time) and the popular forms of music and the messages that music displayed. The course begins with a look at how popular culture (be it art, theatre, literature, or music) has been "historical" in the past, and will then pick up with the blues singers at the beginning of the 20th century. The course will proceed through each decade of the 20th century, examining music such as blues, jazz, rock, reggae, pop, metal, folk, country and rap. Students will examine lyrics and historical events, and analyze how lyrical content changed over time.
*This course may be appropriate for Gifted and Talented middle school students that meet all course prerequisites.*