IV. Writing Historical Fiction: Folk Music
(no model lesson included; however teacher assists students as needed)
Students build background experience of knowledge about the lives of others in America in the mid-1900s. This empathy will enable students to write historically accurate narrative stories based upon fictional characters that they create.
See Module I Resources for additional resources concerning the time period.
When Bob Met Woody by Gary Golio
I Am Rosa Parks by Brad Meltzer
Joan Baez singing “Blowin in the Wind” lyrics by Bob Dylan
Peter, Paul, and Mary singing “If I Had a Hammer” Lyrics by Pete Seger
Pete Seeger singing “Little Boxes” and lyrics
PBS Dust Bowl video