History of Rock and Roll Final Exam

Introduction

How does popular music shape society?

This is the question that has infiltrated all of the historical music that we've covered this semester. We have seen the influence of music in multiple regions, cultural groups, and time periods. 

For your final project, you will develop a presentation that answers the question: how does popular music shape society?

Task

Using the content from THIS COURSE search for TWO EXAMPLES of how music has shaped different societies/time periods. Use the personal history of particular artists, examples of meaningful works/performances, and explain how this artist or their music has impacted society. 

You may create your project by creating one of the following:

  • A Google Slides Presentation
  • A documentary-like video via iMovie/Clips
  • A formal essay with citations
  • A podcast via GarageBand
  • Another program of your choice (but you MUST gain permission from me first).
Process

Please CAREFULLY follow the process below to make sure you meet all parameters of this project:

  1. Create a ONE-SENTENCE argument as to how music effects society. You will use the rest of your project to offer evidence that supports this statement! 
  2. Choose TWO historical movements or time periods covered in our class. 
    1. Do enough research to be able to tell your reader about this time period or movement. When was it? What was happening? Who was involved? etc.
  3. For EACH MOVEMENT/TIME PERIOD, choose an artist or band we studied that was influential with their music (that means you should have chosen a total TWO artists/bands). Research each artist/band enough to offer the following in your presentation:
    1. A personal history of the group
    2. Meaningful songs/albums (it would be beneficial to have lyrics and recordings to include!)
    3. A clear explanation of how this music impacted society at the time.
  4. Using one of the approved platforms (see "task" above), develop a THOROUGH and ENGAGING presentation that answers the question: how does popular music shape society? Use both researched time periods/artists to support your argument! 
  5. Edit your presentation for spelling, grammar, and professional appearance. BE SURE TO INCLUDE CITATIONS! 
Evaluation
Grading Rubric
  1-5 Points 6-10 Points 11-15 Points 16-20 Points
Argument and Citations

No clear argument to the essential question.

Citations are missing entirely.

The argument is unclear and inconsistent. 

Citations are partially present, but do not appear consistently or in the same format.

The argument is present, and supported most of the time by the material.

Citations are present, but formatting is inconsistent or incorrect. 

The argument is clearly stated and always is supported by the evidence provided. 

Citations are provided in full and correctly formatted at all times.

Time Period 1 The movement or time period is not referenced. The reader must guess what historical time is being referenced. The student references the movement or time period, but does not provide any information about that historical period.  The student accurately references a particular movement or time period, but provides minimal information about what is happening in society at the time.  The student not only references the movement/time period, but provides a very clearly understood context of what is happening at the time in American society.
Artist/Band 1 The student references and artist or band, but provides no information or context.  An artist/band is introduced, but minimal information is provided as to how their music affected society.  An artist/or band is introduced and a generic explanation of how they impacted society is provided. However, there are very few details or songs used to support the argument. An artist/band is introduced, and the student has provided a very clear and detailed explanation of how this artists impacted society. Songs and lyrics are included and enhance the argument.
Time Period 2 The movement or time period is not referenced. The reader must guess what historical time is being referenced. The student references the movement or time period, but does not provide any information about that historical period.  The student accurately references a particular movement or time period, but provides minimal information about what is happening in society at the time.  The student not only references the movement/time period, but provides a very clearly understood context of what is happening at the time in American society.
Artist/Band 2 The student references and artist or band, but provides no information or context.  An artist/band is introduced, but minimal information is provided as to how their music affected society.  An artist/or band is introduced and a generic explanation of how they impacted society is provided. However, there are very few details or songs used to support the argument. An artist/band is introduced, and the student has provided a very clear and detailed explanation of how this artists impacted society. Songs and lyrics are included and enhance the argument.

 

 

 

Conclusion

This project is worth 100 Points, and a quality effort can have a very positive impact on your final grade. Please use the entirety of this week to work diligently and pace yourself appropriately. Create a schedule to ensure you finish on time and leave time for editing/proofing. 

SUBMISSIONS MUST BE SENT VIA THE ASSIGNMENT IN YOUR SCHOOLOGY FOLDER FOR THIS WEEK!

Teacher Page

Please email me if you would like any assistance as you move through this project! I will gladly make Zoom appointments for anyone who would like to show their work, bounce ideas off me, or get clarification on anything.

I would encourage all of you to block out 60-90 minutes of time each day to work diligently on this project. Time management is the KEY to your success!

Failure to submit by the deadline results in an automatic zero as well as being marked absent for the week! Even if not your finest work, submit SOMETHING!