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Becoming Billie Holiday

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Alabama Book Festival


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Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School and the Alabama Book Festival

Overview:

Carole Boston Weatherford was interviewed about her book, Becoming Billie Holiday. The interview was prepared, filmed, edited, and rendered by students from Brewbaker Tech High School and took place at the Alabama Book Festival in Montgomery, Alabama on April 18, 2009.


Length: 19:54

Content Areas: English/Language Arts, Social Studies

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

SS2010 (6) United States Studies: The Industrial Revolution to the Present
9. Critique major social and cultural changes in the United States since World War II.
  • Identifying key persons and events of the modern Civil Rights Movement
  • Examples: persons—Martin Luther King Jr.; Rosa Parks; Fred Shuttlesworth; John Lewis (Alabama)
    events—Brown versus Board of Education, Montgomery Bus Boycott, student protests, Freedom Rides, Selma-to-Montgomery Voting Rights March, political assassinations (Alabama)
  • Describing the changing role of women in United States' society and how it affected the family unit
  • Examples: women in the workplace, latchkey children
  • Recognizing the impact of music genres and artists on United States' culture since World War II
  • Examples: genres—protest songs; Motown, rock and roll, rap, folk, and country music
    artists—Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Hank Williams (Alabama)
  • Identifying the impact of media, including newspapers, AM and FM radio, television, twenty-four hour sports and news programming, talk radio, and Internet social networking, on United States' culture since World War II
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