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Hey all. I'm putting together an assignment for a grade 10 History class in which they will have to research and play songs from the 60's which reveal the changeing social and/or political attitudes of the times. I want to provide them some choices and would really appreciate any ideas people may have of songs that would fit the bill. Thanks.

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Did you happen to catch the Pete Seeger doc on PBS last night?

Look at Dylan's Freewheelin' and Times They Are A-Changin' albums.

For individual songs

Uncle Sam Blues - Jefferson Airplane

What's Goin' On - Marvin Gaye

Fixing To Die - Country Joe

Eve of Destruction - Barry McGuire

Say it Loud - James Brown

Revolution - Beatles

Give Peace A Chance - Lennon

Universal Soldier - Buffy St Marie

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protest_song#1960s.3B_the_Civil_Rights_Movement.2C_The_Vietnam_War.2C_and_Peace_and_Revolution

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/strangefruit/protest.html

http://www.prato.linux.it/~lmasetti/canzonicontrolaguerra/?lang=en

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I've done this sort of thing for my Gr 11 class before. It's a good exercise but if you really want to augment the experience have them project a corresponding image from the time and have the class comment on it as well.

As for some that haven't been mentioned:

Buffalo Springfield - For What Its Worth

Neil Young - Ohio

CCR - Run Through The Jungle

CCR - Fortunate Son

Black Sabbath - War Pigs

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Did you happen to catch the Pete Seeger doc on PBS last night?

Look at Dylan's Freewheelin' and Times They Are A-Changin' albums.

For individual songs

Uncle Sam Blues - Jefferson Airplane

What's Goin' On - Marvin Gaye

Fixing To Die - Country Joe

Eve of Destruction - Barry McGuire

Say it Loud - James Brown

Revolution - Beatles

Give Peace A Chance - Lennon

Universal Soldier - Buffy St Marie

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protest_song#1960s.3B_the_Civil_Rights_Movement.2C_The_Vietnam_War.2C_and_Peace_and_Revolution

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/strangefruit/protest.html

http://www.prato.linux.it/~lmasetti/canzonicontrolaguerra/?lang=en

I did see it, just by chance. It was really well done. One of the best docs I've seen in a long time.

Thanks for all the suggestions. I had a few of them in mind, but lots of other ones I hadn't thought of. I thought someone would have thrown out Jerfferson Airplane's Triad by now :content:

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