by Mike Evans, Antioch University Seattle

This webquest will help students to understand the connection between historical events/time periods and popular music. By looking at the interplay between these two, students will be able to connect music and the arts with other disciplines such as history. Students will also gain a more personal understanding of history through relating curriculum content to popular culture.

Introduction

 

You are about to embark on a journey through time via rock and roll music.  

The United States (and Seattle) both have an incredibly rich history.  That history has inspired, and been influenced by, rock and roll.  By looking at the history of the 60's and 70's in America and listening to music from that time period you will have an opportunity to learn about how major world events have influenced popular music.