The Sounds of Change: An Educator's Guide to Visiting the Stax Museum of American Soul Music

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The Sounds of Change: An Educator's Guide to Visiting the Stax Museum of American Soul Music

The Sounds of Change examines several classic soul songs, placing them in the context of the civil rights movement. The stories of the artists, the music, and the lyrics provide a window into the ways that music can both inspire and reflect social change. This resource provides a series of lessons can be taught before or after visiting the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. Each lesson plan follows a similar format, framed with guiding questions and connections to the Common Core State Standards. 

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