Chen Guo's Mini-Course: Using Music to Teach History in Middle School

From KNILT

ETAP 623 Spring 2016

Chen Guo's Portfolio Page

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Welcome to my mini-course: Using Music to Teach History in Middle School~

Do you feel boring in traditional history classroom? Do you sometimes find it difficult to remember historical events and their chronological sequence? Do you want to try some innovative ways of learning history? Please enjoy this mini-course! This course will provide with an interesting way of teaching and learning history in middle school. History teachers, especially the novice and pre-employment ones, will learn possible strategies and skills of how to utilize music as a tool through taking this course.

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  • Learners will be able to acquire basic skills and strategies of utilizing lyrics to teach history.
  • Learners will be able to figure out related historical events and facts which appear in the lyrics of the song(s).
  • Learners will be able to identify the feelings and emotions expressed by the music.
  • Learners will be able to recognize the connections among the selected songs for one specific historical topic.
  • Learners will be able to explore more musical elements which can be used for history instruction.


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Lesson 1: Using Lyrics to Teach History

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Lesson 2: Teaching History of One Specific Place

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Lesson 3: Teaching History of One Specific Event or Period

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Lesson 4: Other Elements of music for history instruction

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