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Nancy Heggen- Lesson for the ALERT model LESSON PLAN for the ALERT model Outline for the “R” or Reflect Pre- Prep: Students have been studying the Vietnam War and have finished listening to a Vietnam Veteran tell his Vietnam story. He is a poet and song writer. He sang and told many of his poems to the students. They will now reflect on their own thoughts and feelings, and how they can tell some of their stories through song. OBJECTIVES: 1. Students will learn about the role of protest songs 2. Students will identify their own political agendas and write protest songs or poems 3. Students will identify political issues that are important to them, choose a song, and rewrite the words to fit a rhythm. TIME and MATERIALS: 1. Possibly 3 class periods. (one to research, one to write/edit, one to present) 2. Computer lab to research songs 3. Writing materials, tape/CD player if needed 4. Possibly create your own protest song so students have an idea of what is expected 5. Tape or CD of protests song from Birmingham Civil Rights Institute DAY ONE: In computer lab Ask the students to research songs of the Vietnam War. Have students print out and listen to the message of the song.  They will then need to list 5 current political issues that deeply concern them. Encourage students to share their topics. List some on the board. DAY TWO: Select an old nursery song to help students write their song or poem. Consider using: Row, Row, Row Your Boat Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Michael, Row the Boat Ashore You are my Sunshine The Itsy-Bitsy Spider Use the example(play some) of how the Civil Rights children of Birmingham used simple rhythms so as to focus on the passion of the message. Read students your song. Students will write and edit their messages today. DAY THREE: Present songs to the class. Each student will listen and try to understand the message the song is presenting. Have students comment or write down the message. RESOURCES: MUSIC: examples of protest songs Birmingham Civil Rights Institute of Music: We Shall Overcome Blowing in the Wind If You Miss Me From the Back of the Bus Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Round Freedom Land We Shall Not Be Moved Mind on Freedom This Little of Mine Keep Your Eyes on the Prize BOOKS: The Things They Carried, by Tim O’Brien We Were Soldiers Once…and Young by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore (Ret.) and Joseph L. Galloway WEBSITES: nancy b 07/30/06
Meagher County Native American Studies Nancy Heggen nancy b 04/19/06
The Big Wedding of White Sulphur Springs Nancy Brastrup nancy b 02/25/05
Profile of Nancy Brastrup I have been involved with the Montana Heritage Project since 2003. I have taken on the philosophy of believing “yesterday’s history impacts the present day”. I strongly feel that I need to involve my history students in discovering how the past continues to play a part of their lives. The… nancy b 02/07/05