The Art of Protest



Lesson Objectives:

During this lesson you will...

A. learn about the power of music, art, and literature to act as a catalyst for social change.

B. understand how literature, art, and music were used to draw attention to the complexities of race relations in America during the 20th century.

C. understand how artists still use their creative works to protest social ills occurring in America and abroad.

D. explore examples of protest music written and produced during America's involvement in the Vietnam conflict.

E. research current protest music that addresses social ills and/or problems and select an issue that you feel strongly about. 

F. communicate your position on the issue through a persuasive essay or original protest song.

G. present your conclusions to the class and/or participate in one of the extra credit activities.

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