Music in the Secondary Social Studies Classroom: Improving the Whole Student Through Analysis of Contemporary Music
Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair
Secondary Advisor/Reader One
This capstone addresses, the question: How can secondary social studies teachers use contemporary music as primary sources to help the student as a whole, academically, socially and emotionally? The motivating factor for this capstone was the desire to integrate contemporary music into the classroom while encouraging more participation and interest as well as catering to a variety of learning styles with the task of analyzing primary sources. This capstone details how social studies teachers can add music into different units using historical context and background of a song. The author developed five detailed lesson plans with a variety of uses and topics for the middle school social studies classroom.
Kennefick, Kelly Marie, "Music in the Secondary Social Studies Classroom: Improving the Whole Student Through Analysis of Contemporary Music" (2014). School of Education Student Capstones and Dissertations. 28.
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