What is a ballad? What was the purpose of a ballad in history and how has that purpose changed?
9ACEG are currently beginning a study of folk ballads to review story elements and to discover where music fits into our lives.
We began by listening to "Folk Bloodbath," by Josh Ritter and answered the question: How is this song different from those you typically listen to?
We'll compare this video with one which has a narrator to understand the poem better.
Students were given an activity booklet for this unit and it can be found in Google Classroom.
We will also be doing a close read of this text and examining its plot completing the organizer below (found in activity booklet).