Various composed and traditional songs will be presented and analyzed in light of their origins and context,
and how they reflect the history and society that produced them. How do older songs/stories affect us now, and
what are modern equivalents? What will future generations know about us, based on the songs and stories we
share? Students will be encouraged to discuss the material and share their perspectives. From this, they will
work on creating a song, either individually or in collaboration, and Patrick will be available to consult and
assist, both with words and music.
Materials: Pencil, paper, access to an audio recording device (e.g. smartphone).
Grade Levels: Elementary Cycle 3, Secondary Grades 7-8
Artist Profile: Patrick Hutchinson