Grades 7–12
6 Sessions: 55 Minutes Each
Informational, Media, Narrative, Persuasive

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Motown Music & History

by Andrea Cisneros, Jeff Shi, Daniel Reck, & Frances Martin, 826michigan
Students will use music as a lens to learn about a historical period and research primary and secondary sources to write their own liner notes.


In this session, writers step back from their songs to learn about the time and place when the song was written, and about the life and career of the artists who wrote and recorded it.
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Lesson instructions, 1 Lesson handout
What Your Students Will Learn

In this lesson, writers research more information to understand their song and the life and career of the song’s creator to support and expand their liner notes.

What Your Students Will Produce