This lessonwill provide students with an understanding of the political and economic climate in which Woody Guthrie lived and examine how his music reflected his times.
In this lesson plan, students compare and contrast the Hollywood film industry of the 30s and 40s with Hollywood today. They conduct research, present it in a creative posterboard project, and follow up with a discussion of the findings.
Students will read one or more of Ginsberg’s poems, will read about the work of other Beat writers, and will investigate the larger social and political climate in which they lived.
In this lesson plan, students will participate in activities that focus on the role of race in the entertainment world and make connections to Horne's life story.
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