Finding Truth in Music
Music tells a multitude of stories. Students listen to songs from a variety of artists, considering the perspective of the songwriter and the impact the song has on the listener. Is music primarily a means of personal expression? Can musicians shape or influence society through their music? Students write lyrics for a song based on their personal story. They discover that with discipline and focus, the creative process yields a powerful narrative that connects listeners to a shared experience or emotion. In addition to teaching writing, this seminar allows students to express all the wonders and angst of adolescence.
Faculty: Terrye Easton - Social Studies 7 and Christina Garcia - Spanish 7
March 8, 2019
March 15, 2019
Interested in exploring this topic more deeply?
Go to: Virginia Commonwealth University provides a brief history of Music and Social Reform.
Great books: In Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain author and renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks tells fascinating stories about people and their neurological experience with music.
Road trip: Making Music lists twenty music museums all around the country.
Researchers have shown that musical activities “have been present in every known culture on earth, with ancient roots extending back 250,000 years or more...Music is a ubiquitous companion to people’s everyday lives.” A universal language of expression, music is keenly connected to our social and emotional wellbeing.