Why are certain kinds of Irish songs political and where are the powerful points of intersection between Irish music and politics?
How did Irish music make its way to the US and how has it changed/evolved/developed?
Why is it important to understand the geography of the whole island in context with developments in Irish music and political expression?
Students will use these general topic areas and questions as a guide to begin their inquiry. They’ll continue their own cybersleuthing journeys to begin spinning out from this start to begin investigating/exploring/connecting with questions/inquires that personally resonate. They will continue to compile and organize, as they proceed, a categorized list of ideas, questions, sources and links. They’ll be able to cull from this list, many ideas and sources for formative blog postings, and summative VoiceThread work, and annotated webliographies.