History, Grade 9, Grade Levels, Lesson Plans, Grade 10, Type, Grade 11, High School (9-12), Subject, Grade 12

The Blind Bluesmen Lesson Plan Series: Blind Willie Johnson’s life and impact on music


Students will learn about one of the most influential blues guitarist of the early 1900s, Blind Willie Johnson. They will read an article detailing his life and how he is remembered. The class will then listen to an example of his music, and covers of his music. Students will also discuss how blind musicians can help advance the discussion concerning the stigma of disability.   


Blind Willie Johnson Lesson Plan.docx

Dark Was the Night Article.pdf

Dark Was the Night Article Worksheet.docx

Blind Willie Johnson Powerpoint.pptx

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