This is our podcast class, and together we have a new tool for learning through art, activists, and authors. Through this podcast we can listen to something new, post questions and have discussions, and get a break from the books!
Woody Guthrie and The Grapes of Wrath29/07/2009 Duration: 06min
Welcome students to our very first podcast! In this lesson, we will be studying the great depression and the migrant worker through the art of Woody Gurthrie and John Steinbeck. Throught their work, they attempted to use symbolism, irony, and the attitude of the common man to get their message out. While you listen, I want you to try to recognize thematic parallels between Woody Guthrie's music and The Grapes of Wrath and take notes of the similarities. Hopefully you will develop an appreciation for a time when American life looked very different than what most of you know today. As you will hear me say in the podcast, the song "This Land is Your Land" had three more verses that were left out of the studio recording. Those lyrics are written below, and so please follow along as I read them in the podcast. These relatively unknown lyrics will be part of our analysis in class, and will most likely give you a lot to think about regarding "patriotic" music. As I went walking I saw a sign there And on