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1 The Sound of Change Unit Portfolio Presentation Stephanie Dickens

2 Unit Summary The music of the Vietnam Era demonstrated the changes occurring in US society during this era. The students will chose 3 pieces of music from the era and demonstrate how the music reflects changes occurring in the society of the US. The students will produce a stupeflix video to show case the connections between the music and societal changes.

3 Curriculum-Framing Questions Essential Question How is change reflected in music? Unit Questions How did the Music of the era reflect these changes? How did the Music encourage more changes? Content Questions What changes in society occurred in the US during Vietnam War? How did society change between 1961 thru 1975?

4 Stupeflix Project This project will help my students develop 21 st century skills by: Collaborating with peers. Analyzing pictures from the time period Analyzing music from the time period Decide and communicate reasons for choosing the music and pictures. Make connections with their lives.

5 Gauging Student Needs Assessment Purpose of the Assessment To gather information about what students already know and what connections they make with music and current events. What I want to learn from my students? I want to find out what they already know about the Unit Questions and what how they think music is impacted by events in history. How I have tried to promote higher-order thinking? I ask students to find relationships and draw conclusions about music and historical events. How the assessment information helps me and my students plan for upcoming activities in the unit? It provides me with information about how much support the students will need in producing the stupeflix. What feedback or additional ideas I’d like? I would like help on whether or not I answered these questions in the correct way.

6 Find ways to get my students more interested history. Learn about different kinds of technology my students and I can use To show my students that history does not happen independently, that all aspects of life are interconnected. My Goals for the Course

7 Goals for My Students To become more independent learners To realize how events influence the world around them.

8 Request for Feedback Help with wording of the content and unit questions. Ideas for helping students take more responsibility for their own learning

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