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Cooper, B. Lee – Social Studies, 1980
Suggests analysis of popular songs containing social commentary on women. Categories under which songs are listed include negative self-image, positive self-image, submissive individuals, dominant individuals, and personal independence. A bibliography of relevant books is included. (KC)
Descriptors: Females, Males, Music, Popular Culture
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Cooper, B. Lee – Social Studies, 1981
Discusses how modern singers and songwriters contribute ideas, events, and values which form the concept of urban existence in the minds of young Americans. Central issues (with record lists included) are the urban troubador, urban civilization as cultural enrichment, images of specific cities, and the urban female. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Music, Popular Culture, Secondary Education
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Cooper, B. Lee; Haverkos, Larry S. – Social Studies, 1973
The social studies classroom becomes a forum for examining the issues and problems of contemporary society by letting students provide popular records for classroom discussion. Results of two such experiments are reviewed. (Author/KM)
Descriptors: Audiodisc Recordings, Course Descriptions, Cultural Images, Music
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Cooper, B. Lee; Walker, Donald E. – Social Studies, 1990
Argues that using popular recordings that feature baseball imagery is an innovative way to introduce students to the pluralistic nature of U.S. life. Outlines a variety of themes that use baseball history to develop concepts about social change, cultural values, and individual achievement. Lists audio recordings that have baseball themes. (DB)
Descriptors: Audiodisks, Audiovisual Aids, Baseball, Cultural Pluralism
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Cooper, B. Lee – Social Studies, 1988
Shows how Christmas songs can be used as illustrations of historical information, cultural borrowing, and social change. Describes a method which can aid discussion of social change and public perception by dividing songs into tracks: (1) traditional and nontraditional and (2) secular and sacred. (LS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cultural Activities, Cultural Context, Elementary Secondary Education
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Cooper, B. Lee – Social Studies, 1976
The need to broaden the instructional and research concept of oral history to include popular music is suggested. A study of the music and life of Les McCann and a selected discography are provided. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Innovation, Music