Lyrics 2.0

THINGS TO DO FOR NEXT TIME:

1.
more daily structure.
2. provide limited choice for songs.
3. sonic wall
4. PPP demonstrations daily.
5. smaller groups (3 max!)
6. limit the whole thing to 2 weeks!
7. Teacher gives homework every night.
8.
PROJECT DUE DATE IS 2/7/11 @ 2:04pm

Musical Theme Project

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Purpose: To produce a multimedia presentation from song lyrics, related to themes in the song.

Learning Objectives:
•Students will learn to conduct research about people and historical events.
•Students will learn to analyze and interpret lyrics.
•Students will understand that text can be interpreted in many different ways.
•Students will learn to work in groups.
•Students will learn how to motivate other students.
•Students will learn how to use a process to complete a product.
•Students will learn to be creative.
•Students will be able to express their thoughts, ideas and abilities in an authentic format.
•Students will like learning.
•Students will learn to work toward a deadline.
•Students will learn how to read and write.
•Students will learn how to cite sources.
•Students will learn how to use the internet to do research.
APA Style

How will this be accomplished?
You and your partners will develop either a Powerpoint slide show or a video with photographs and statistics to complement the lyrics of your song.

What are the requirements of the Powerpoint presentation or video?
  1. To introduce the artist with a picture and short biography.
  2. The Powerpoint presentation or video must include the song accompanied by a minimum of 20 photographs or movie clips related to the topics addressed in the song, and a minimum of 20 statistics, stories, or interesting facts. The statistics, stories or interesting facts will be similar to the “Pop Up” video format on VH1.
  3. A final slide will have a list of sources where you obtained your information.Follow APA Style
  4. Your Powerpoint project must interpret some of your song’s lyrics.

What else do you need to provide?
  1. A one page write-up which introduces the song and the artist and explains what issues are being addressed in the lyrics. It should explain why the song was written and what makes it powerful. You should also include any other relevant information that would educate the listener about the importance of the song.
  2. You should provide the lyrics to the song. You will most likely find them on the web.
  3. You should provide a printed list of sources where you obtained your information. It must be in APA Style.
  4. To learn more about APA Style, click here.

All of the written requirements above must be typed and printed for the class. A single copy of each piece of written work must be printed and turned in to the teacher with the names of the group members at the top. A copy of a PowerPoint presentation must be turned in to the classroom server as a Quicktime movie.


How will it be graded?

This assignment will count as two test grades. Each student will get an individual grade based on effort and quality of the presentation. And, each student will get a group grade based on effort and quality of the presentation.

VIDEO/PP ASSESSMENT
•creativity
•quality/relevance of pictures
•quality /relevance of facts
•relationship of video to audio
•timing
•overall editing
•quality of cooperation in group
•ability to follow directions
•good use of time

WRITE UPS
Is it well organized?
Is it clear?
Is it informative?
Is it proofread? (3 errors=B is the maximum grade)

How will the groups work?
Each student will work in a small group of three or four. And each student in each group will have a special responsibility for accomplishing some aspect of the project. The teacher will help the group chose who does what job in the group, based on students’ skills and talents.

Will we get class time to do this?
Yes, but you will have to do some of the preparation on your own time individually and meeting as a group outside of class.

Who will choose the songs that we study?
The teacher.


When is it Due?

On or before 2/7/11 @ 2:04pm you will copy the presentation to the classroom server along with the write-up. This will be your final draft and completed project. If you want to proofread the write-up or preview the presentation, do it before February 7.





Past Projects




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Songs


Each group will be assigned one song. The lyrics of that song will be the basis for which the group will make a multimedia presentation for a song the theme.

GROUP 1
Hotel California, The Eagles


GROUP 2
Children's Crusade, Sting


GROUP 3
Silver and Gold, U2
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GROUP 4
Warehouse, Dave Matthews Band


GROUP 5
Redemption Song, Bob Marley



Lyrics



Silver & Gold

By U2


In the shithouse a shotgun
Praying hands hold me down.
If only the hunter was hunted
In this tin can town, tin can town.
No stars in the black night
Looks like the sky fall down.
No sun in the daylight
Looks like it's chained to the ground, chained to the ground.

The warden says "The exodus sold."
If you want a way out...
Silver and gold, silver and gold.

Broken back to the ceiling
Broken nose to the floor.
I scream at the silence
It's crawling, crawls under the door.
There's a rope around my neck
And there's a trigger in your gun.
Jesus, say something!
I am someone, I am someone.

Captains and Kings in the ship's hold
They came to collect
Silver and gold, silver and gold.

I seen the coming and the going
Seen the captains and the Kings.
Seen their navy blue uniforms
Seen them bright and shiny things, bright and shiny things.

The temperature is rising
The fever white hot
Mister I ain't got nothing
But it's more than you've got
These chains no longer bind me
Nor the shackles at my feet
Outside are the prisoners
Inside the free (set them free).

A prize fighter in a corner is told
Hit where it hurts - For Silver and Gold
You can stop the world from turning around
You just gotta pay a penny in the pound.

Hotel California


by Don Felder, Don Henley and Glenn Frey



On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air
Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
I had to stop for the night
There she stood in the doorway;
I heard the mission bell
And I was thinking to myself,
’this could be heaven or this could be hell’
Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way
There were voices down the corridor,
I thought I heard them say...

Welcome to the hotel california
Such a lovely place
Such a lovely face
Plenty of room at the hotel california
Any time of year, you can find it here

Her mind is tiffany-twisted, she got the mercedes bends
She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys, that she calls friends
How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat.
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget

So I called up the captain,
’please bring me my wine’
He said, ’we haven’t had that spirit here since nineteen sixty nine’
And still those voices are calling from far away,
Wake you up in the middle of the night
Just to hear them say...

Welcome to the hotel california

Such a lovely
place

Such a lovely face
They livin’ it up at the hotel california
What a nice surprise, bring your alibis

Mirrors on the ceiling,
The pink champagne on ice
And she said ’we are all just prisoners here, of our own device’
And in the master’s chambers,
They gathered for the feast
The stab it with their steely knives,
But they just can’t kill the beast

Last thing I remember, I was
Running for the door
I had to find the passage back
To the place I was before
’relax,’ said the night man,
We are programmed to receive.
You can checkout any time you like,

But you can never leave!

Redemption Song

By Bob Marley

Old pirates, yes, they rob I;
Sold I to the merchant ships,
Minutes after they took I
From the bottomless pit.
But my hand was made strong
By the 'and of the Almighty.
We forward in this generation
Triumphantly.
Won't you help to sing
These songs of freedom? -
'Cause all I ever have:
Redemption songs;
Redemption songs.

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery;
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Have no fear for atomic energy,
'Cause none of them can stop the time.
How long shall they kill our prophets,
While we stand aside and look? Ooh!
Some say it's just a part of it:
We've got to fulfil de book.

Won't you help to sing
These songs of freedom? -
'Cause all I ever have:
Redemption songs;
Redemption songs;
Redemption songs.

[Guitar break]

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery;
None but ourselves can free our mind.
Wo! Have no fear for atomic energy,
'Cause none of them-a can-a stop-a the time.
How long shall they kill our prophets,
While we stand aside and look?
Yes, some say it's just a part of it:
We've got to fulfil de book.
Won't you help to sing
Dese songs of freedom? -
'Cause all I ever had:
Redemption songs -
All I ever had:
Redemption songs:
These songs of freedom,
Songs of freedom.

Children's Crusade

By Sting

Young men, soldiers, nineteen fourteen
Marching through countries they'd never seen
Virgins with rifles, a game of charades
All for a children's crusade
Pawns in the game are not victims of chance
Strewn on the fields of Belgium and France
Poppies for young men, death's bitter trade
All of those young lives betrayed

The children of England would never be slaves
They're trapped on the wire and dying in waves
The flower of England face down in the mud
And stained in the blood of a whole generation

Corpulent generals safe behind lines
History's lessons drowned in red wine
Poppies for young men, death's bitter trade
All of those young lives betrayed
All for a children's crusade

The children of England would never be slaves
They're trapped on the wire and dying in waves
The flower of England face down in the mud
And stained in the blood of a whole generation

Midnight in Soho nineteen eighty four
Fixing in doorways, opium slaves
Poppies for young men, such bitter trade
All of those young lives betrayed
All for a children's crusade.


Warehouse

By Dave Matthews



So I'm leaving

This warehouse frightens me.

Has me tied up in knots,

Can't rest for a moment.



Soon I'm going

I'm slipping slow away

Hoping to find something better than

I've got inside here

And the warehouse slips away



Hey reckless mind

Don't throw away your playful beginning

You and I will fumble around in the touches

And be sure to



Leave all the lights on

So we can see the black cat changing colors

And we can walk under ladders

And swim as the tide turns you around and around



Hey we have found

Becoming one in a million

Slip into the crowd

This question I found in the gap in the sidewalk



Keep all your sights on

The black cat changing colors

We can walk under ladders

And swim as the tide choose to turn you



And here I sit

Life goes on, end of tunnel, TV set

Spot in the middle

Static fade, statistic bit

And soon I'll fade away, I'll fade away



This I admit

Taste so good, hard to believe an end to it

Smell touch feel

How could this rhythm ever quit

Bags packed on a plane

Hopefully to heaven



Shut up I'm thinking

I had a clue now it's gone forever

Sitting over these bones

You can read in whatever you're needing to



Keep all your sights on

The black cat that's

Changing colors



It's not the colors that matter

But that they'll all fade away



This I admit

Seems so full

Hard to believe an end to it

Warehouse is bare

Nothing at all inside of it

Walls and halls have disappeared, they've disappeared.



My love I love to stay here

My love I love to stay here

My love I love to stay here



In a corner I was wondering

If a change would be better than this

And then I worry

Maybe things won't be better than they have been

Here in the warehouse

At the warehouse



How I love to stay here

At the warehouse

Every man and woman

Get alive



That's our blood down there

Seems poured from the hands of angels

But trickle into the ground

Leaves the warehouse bare and empty



And my heart's numbered beat

Still echo in this empty room

And fear wells in me

But nothing seems good enough to defend

So I am going away, I'm going away.

How do I conduct valid research?

Where do I look that up?



The DESE Framework focused upon here is 27.8 Create coherent media productions that synthesize information from several sources.