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SEC: World History

SEC: World History

Secondary students in World History have been analyzing world events and determining historical relevancy. Using Billy Joel’s We Didn’t Start the Fire 1989 hit song as a foundation, students began by evaluating the events and people Joel added to the lyrics. After discovering the details of historical references from the song, students then wrote their own verse with updated events and people from 1990 to the present day, using similar historical relevancy criteria to justify their choices. Students were not persuaded to sing their updated lyrics to a karaoke backing track, despite begging by their teacher

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