Summer Camp: Political Expression in Music through the Decades
This course explores U.S. and global politics through the decades by analyzing music of political expression
Kirsten Bowman JD
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Completed by 54 learners
learners per class
Meets 5x per week
Over 1 week
55 minutes per class
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This course aims to engage and involve learners in the big events of the decades (a short introduction of history and political expression in music and then we will begin in the 60's and move forward) through an exploration of the music of the time period, pulling out particular genres, artists and albums of political expression. The relationship between music and politics has existed for centuries. From protest songs to voter campaigns to expressions of anger and fear, artists throughout...
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 this important part of musical history and the show learners the way that history has influenced music and how music has influenced history.
Each week, learners will have homework involving the listening and understanding of music and lyrics in political context as well as writing prompts to help engage in class discussion the following week. There will be two short project, due on week three and week six.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
4 hours 35 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
These classes will involve an understanding and engaging on polarizing social issues of the past 60 years. However, the purpose of the class is to help learners understand the history and to analyze how music and politics influence each other, not to espouse any political opinion. No political opinions will be given by the teacher nor encouraged in the class. Further, the artists and music are carefully curated to ensure that inappropriate language and themes, to include violence or mature adult themes, are kept out of the class curriculum. If a parent has a concern, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Kirsten Bowman JDHuman Rights Lawyer, Advocate and Professor
651 total reviews
350 completed classes
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...