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Got My Mojo Workin': Muddy Waters & The Great Migration

Class
Ian Weissman
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(107)
In this course, students will explore the Great Migration through the music of Muddy Waters

Class experience

US Grade 8 - 11
Students will improve their understanding of the Great Migration and how music can be used as a historical source.
I am currently a New York City public school teacher and have taught at both the middle school and high school levels.  I have a BA in History from Pennsylvania State University and a MA in Social Studies Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, as well as a New York State professional teaching certification.  I've completed the Level 3 certification from the Center For Racial Justice in Education and have led professional developments on discussing race in the classroom through the New York City Mastery Collaborative.  I have a strong passion for music and have taught multiple music history classes, including History of the Blues, Rock n' Roll & Teenage Rebellion, and Hip-Hop History.
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Students will be provided with all sources and lyric sheets, as well as a link to the playlist of songs used.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
This course will discuss the struggles African-Americans faced in the South during the early 1900's.  We will explore ideas of racism, discrimination, segregation, and poverty.
In this course we will make use of a variety of primary and secondary sources that offer differing viewpoints on the relationship between the Great Migration and Muddy Waters' life.  Students will read lyrics by Waters himself, a letter written by a sharecropper  on Waters' childhood plantation in Mississippi, and an excerpt from a Chicago Public Library article on the new life African-Americans experienced in Northern cities.
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(107)
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Hi everyone and welcome to my profile!  I'm incredibly excited for the opportunity to work with you and your students.  I am currently a New York City public school teacher.  Throughout my career, I've taught at both the high school and middle... 
Group Class

$21

per class
Meets once
70 min

Completed by 16 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 13-18
1-15 learners per class

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