LEO: If 6 was 9
BLUESONG GUIDE DESCRIPTIONRecorded in May of 1967 "If 6 Was 9" became an anthem for the sixties, a time when social norms and preconceived notions were challenged by vocal minorities in American society. This song links nicely with Holden Caulfield’s unique worldview in Catcher in the Rye or McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
The BlueSong Guide also addresses themes of perception, identity, and individuality. The included differentiated lesson plan offers a series of companion activities catered to multiple intelligences. For example, one activity asks students to write a response letter to the narrator of the song from the point of view of the “white collar conservative” in Hendrix’s lyrics.
Figure of Speech
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
The Stranger by Albert Camus
The Trial by Franz Kafka
The Catcher in Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Color of Water by James McBride
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