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One of my favorite things to do is incorporate multiple subjects into a project. It shows that life isn’t compartmentalized, and it helps when a student hates a certain subject. You can trick him or her into enjoying a project because you can focus his or her attention on the subjects that aren’t hated. Today’s lesson centers around Billy Joel’s hit song “We Didn’t Start the Fire” (1989).
Grade Level: Middle School or High School
Subjects: Music, History, English
Objectives: After completing this project, the student will be able to:
Most likely they won’t know much, and that is okay! These are events that happened in the 50’s-80’s. Lucky for you, Wikipedia has a great article explaining why Billy Joel wrote the song as well as information explaining the lyrics with cross-referencing articles to go more in depth, if you wish.