Lesson Plan

Born in the USA Song Analysis

"Born in the USA" Perspectives...
Michael G.
Classroom teacher
Bayshore Middle School
Leonardo, NJ
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My Grades 6, 8
My Subjects Social Studies
Objectives

Students will be able to...

  • Analyze the lyrics of "Born in the USA" by Bruce Springsteen
  • Evaluate the political and social climate of Vietnam ers America
  • Create an original music video
  • Assess the work of peer music videos

 

Subjects
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Arts
Grades 8 - 11
All Notes
Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Born in the USA

  • Watch the music video for Born in the USA by Bruce Springsteen
  • Develop notes on how the video enhances the song
Student Instructions
  • Watch the music video for Born in the USA by Bruce Springsteen
  • Develop notes on how the video enhances the song

2 Analyze the Song and Lyrics

Use "NOTICE AND NOTE NONFICTION POSTER ACTIVITY" to analyze the lyrics and connect back to the history of the song.

Student Instructions

Use "NOTICE AND NOTE NONFICTION POSTER ACTIVITY" to analyze the lyrics and connect back to the history of the song.

3 Create a Music Video

iMovie
$4.99

Plan and create a new version of the muics video for Born in the USA using authentic photos from Vietnam era United States

Student Instructions

Plan and create a new version of the muics video for Born in the USA using authentic photos from Vietnam era United States

4 Assess the Music Videos

Padlet
Free, Paid

Using Padlet, have students critque the music videos created by other students or groups

Student Instructions

Using Padlet, critque the music videos created by your peers