Thursday, February 26, 2009

Johnny Cash (1932 - 2003) Was Born

Johnny Cash was a Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter and one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Primarily a country music artist, his songs and sound spanned many other genres including rockabilly and rock and roll (especially early in his career), as well as blues, folk and gospel.

- Wikipedia

Lesson Plan Information
Title: Personal Narratives Inspired by Johnny Cash
Students will:
1. Watch a concert performance and analyze song lyrics.
2. Draft a personal narrative that relates a childhood experience.
3. Finalize a personal narrative and share it with the class.
Grade Level: 6-12
Subject: English / Language Arts
Materials: Online video clip, computers with access to the Internet.
Handouts: Song Analysis (PDF file), A graphic organizer like Story Map 2 (PDF file).
Time Needed: Two 50-minute class periods
Provided by: PBS (Author: Cari Ladd, M.Ed)
Year: 2008

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