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Political Expression in Music

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Kirsten Bowman JD
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Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(718)
This course explores U.S. and global politics through the decades by analyzing music of political expression

Class experience

US Grade 7 - 10
Learning goals include engaging learners who are reluctant history fans to learn important historical events through a medium that interests them.  Further, the course seeks to provide learners a window into important eras in musical history and the show learners the way that history has influenced music and how music has influenced history.  
I am a human rights attorney and teach law and politics as a University Professor. I am adept at teaching global politics from an objective perspective, and using the Socratic method to teach learners how to think, rather than what to think. 
Homework Offered
Further learning will be encouraged by posting additional musical information after class. No required homework prior to class will be given.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
If requested, grades and assessments are available. All assignments must be completed in order to receive grade or assessment.
Grades Offered
If requested, grades and assessments are available. All assignments must be completed in order to receive grade or assessment.
Within the Civil Rights period we will study two pieces of music, “Strange Fruit” which discusses the difficult topic of lynchings in the South and one other piece of music the does include one phrase which may be offensive to some, Nina Simones “Mississippi ———-“. Both of these songs are sensitive in nature and may evoke painful feelings.  If your learner is especially sensitive to these issues, you may want to consider if this is the right course to enroll in.  In the week in which we study rap and hip hop music, difficult themes will be expressed.  Clean versions of important pieces of rap and hip hop will be listened to, but even with the clean versions, it is not very difficult to pick out the language being muted.  Music is chosen not for the shock value of the language but for the political expression itself.  
Strange Fruit by Billie Holiday
Mississippi _______ by Nina Simone
Fight the Power by Public Enemy

Meet the teacher

Popular
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(718)
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I am a human rights lawyer by profession and a university professor and mom by passion. I have my JD with a specialization in international law and completed my PhD in international law in 2023. 

I have travelled the world working for the UN as a... 
Group Class

$18

weekly
1x per week
55 min

Completed by 2 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 12-16
4-12 learners per class

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