Confronting the Climate Crisis
How can society lower the amount of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere?
Does Lana Del Rey’s “Young and Beautiful” help humanize Daisy Buchanan of The Great Gatsby?
How do successful music producers practice positive leadership skills?
The Beatles Work Towards Success
How did The Beatles' rigorous work schedule during the years 1960-63 build their strengths as performers, as musicians, and as a band?
How did the Beatles take a stand against segregation while touring America? And what did it mean for popular music culture?
The Beatles and Teen Culture
How did the Beatles’ image as a “rock band” affect young people in America?
The Beatles, a New Kind of Star
How did The Beatles establish a new paradigm for the image of "the star," and how did that image support their global success?
How did growing up in post-WWII Liverpool influence the Beatles?
The Teamwork Behind the Beatles
How did the input of manager Brian Epstein and record producer George Martin help The Beatles develop and refine skills that aided the band in presenting their music and personalities to a mass audience?
How did the careers of Italian American vocalists in the first half of the 20th century reflect the experiences of Italian American immigrants and attitudes toward them in the wider American culture?
The Birth of the Microphone
How did the development of microphones in the 20th century change the way people make and listen to music?
How did wartime restrictions and other factors cause popular music ensembles to shrink in size during the 1940s, helping to set the stage for the small “combos” of Rock and Roll?
What is the American Dream and how did Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash personify its ideals?
How does the story of “Hound Dog” demonstrate music culture’s racial mixing as it differed from mainstream American life in the 1950s?
Elvis and Race in 1950s America
How did Elvis Presley’s early career reflect race relations and racial tensions in mid-1950s America?