Eleventh graders in the Academy of Global Studies program enrolled in AP government and English language arts had a unique opportunity presented to them for their project over the analysis of the 27 constitutional amendments. Thanks to Q102FM in Cincinnati, Ohio, for partnering with our students for introducing the project and providing airtime on their Public Affairs show to the top project. This project allowed students to not only think critically and globally, but also provided students with an opportunity to learn about careers and gave them a chance to gain some experience!
We couldn't be more excited about the products and results of this project! We would like to thank Jeff and Jen from Q102FM. Your involvement in this project has helped immensely. Our students were truly engaged and excited throughout the duration of this project. Their final products were impressive!
Check out the links above to see album artwork, playlists, and attachments to song rationales that analyze how music demonstrates various amendments to the U.S. Constitution.
"Wow, what a great way to marry popular music within an historic context. I love that there is an Australian representation in your playlist as well as The Pogues. In fact, a great cross section of musical genre covered. Another interesting inclusion could have been 'From little things, big things grow' (Paul Kelly/Kev Carmody) which tells the story of Vincent Lingari, an indigenous Australian who stood up to Lord Vesty, a British Aristocrat and owner of one of the biggest properties in Australia. Lingari and his fellow workers were basically paid in flour and basic goods, like blankets, and went on strike until their land was returned to them and thus started the Land Rites movement in Australia during the latter part of the 20th Century. Great job to everyone involved." John O'Sullivan Teacher - Nagle College Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia.
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"Jeff here, from the Jeff & Jenn Morning Show on Q102. Can't wait to hear what songs you WWAGS DJs use for your U.S. Constitution project!"