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Hearing across Party Lines: Music in U.S. Presidential Commercials

Hearing across Party Lines: Music in U.S. Presidential Commercials JoANNA loVe Hearing across Party l ines: m usic in u .S. Presidential Commercials Pedagogical research confirms that instructors can facilitate meaning- ful student engagement with assignments that allow students to apply course materials, concepts, and discussions to work that is challenging and collaborative and that holds them accountable for their own learn- ing, that is, assignments that promote “active learning.” t he follow- ing pages provide a model for an active learning project designed for undergraduate students in courses related to American music, popular music, music and media, and music and politics. more specifically, the assignment is a final project for nonmajor, general education classes with small enrollments. individual instructors may, however, adapt any portion of the project to fit the needs of specific classroom situations, objectives, and abilities. “Hearing across Party lines” asks students to work in pairs to create two sixty- second television commercials for each of two opposing u.S. presidential candidates. Students have the opportunity to create com- mercials for any recognized political party, and the project can include not only candidates who challenged one another on final election ballots Joanna love (assistant professor of music at the university of richmond) exam- ines twentieth- and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Music University of Illinois Press

Hearing across Party Lines: Music in U.S. Presidential Commercials

American Music , Volume 35 (4) – May 1, 2018

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Publisher
University of Illinois Press
ISSN
1945-2349

Abstract

JoANNA loVe Hearing across Party l ines: m usic in u .S. Presidential Commercials Pedagogical research confirms that instructors can facilitate meaning- ful student engagement with assignments that allow students to apply course materials, concepts, and discussions to work that is challenging and collaborative and that holds them accountable for their own learn- ing, that is, assignments that promote “active learning.” t he follow- ing pages provide a model for an active learning project designed for undergraduate students in courses related to American music, popular music, music and media, and music and politics. more specifically, the assignment is a final project for nonmajor, general education classes with small enrollments. individual instructors may, however, adapt any portion of the project to fit the needs of specific classroom situations, objectives, and abilities. “Hearing across Party lines” asks students to work in pairs to create two sixty- second television commercials for each of two opposing u.S. presidential candidates. Students have the opportunity to create com- mercials for any recognized political party, and the project can include not only candidates who challenged one another on final election ballots Joanna love (assistant professor of music at the university of richmond) exam- ines twentieth- and

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American MusicUniversity of Illinois Press

Published: May 1, 2018

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