Women in Protest Songs
In Women in Protest Songs a two-week mini course, students will explore some themes surrounding gender expression while taking a look at shifting historical norms.
We will also discuss the importance of media representation while looking at music from women who created protest songs.
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Class Duration: July 27-August 9
Class Size: 3-8 learners
Age Range: 14+
Total Price: $40
In this two-week mini course, students will explore some themes surrounding gender expression while taking a look at shifting historical norms. We will also discuss the importance of media representation while looking at music from women who created protest songs.
We will have two live discussions (one each week). In the first, we will discuss Set 1 of the protest songs. In the second, we will discuss Set 2 of the protest songs. Students will also be able to participate in discussion boards between live sessions.
Learners will get to choose which songs they use in their final reflection project. They can also choose what kind of project they create (paper, video, multimedia, etc.)
Live sessions meet on Tuesdays 1-2p Central
To interact in class: Computer with internet access, microphone (strongly recommended), camera (optional).
For project: Tools (of learner’s choice) to create final project (such as PowerPoint, Google Slides, YouTube, etc.)
1 hour for live session, 1-2 hours per week for out of class work
Ability to participate maturely in an online classroom.
Analyzing song lyrics and music videos
Connecting historical events to pop culture artifacts
Analysis of songs and videos will be scaffolded with handouts that provide tips for analyzing media effectively as well as listening guides for each set of songs to help learners identify main points.
Families and learners are welcome to share any information about their individual learning preferences and needs and instructor will make accommodations that are helpful to the class.
We will be discussing the conditions surrounding the creation of some popular protest songs by women, so issues of violence, birth control access, war, and racial inequality will come up. Some of the songs contain profanity.