Music Videos and History: Does It Make the Grade?
We all know that YouTube is a wonderland of fascinating videos. You start browsing around and you’re apt to lose an hour or two. The last time I lost time on YouTube, I came across a remake of Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance. The new version is talking about Women’s Suffrage – or the days before Women in America got the right to vote. (Yes, ladies, you didn’t always have that right.) Here’s the video:
That’s catchy and fun, right? My question, however: Do you think you learned anything from the song? Or do you feel it doesn’t make a lot of sense unless you approach the video with background knowledge about the Women’s Suffrage movement already? (Feel free to rant, rave and answer below in the comment field!!)
And, while I’m on catchy, historical/modern music video re-makes, check out this one:
Has Bad Romance made you want to find out more about Women’s Suffrage? Check out these books: