KS3: Music – ‘Bronski Beat’s Small Town Boy’

The differentiated objectives for this lesson were devised by using the 2011 National Curriculum attainment targets for Music at Key Stage 3.

This lesson about Bronski Beat’s 80’s hit Small Town Boy allows learners to explore the music of a gay artist, using the music video to understand the context of the lyrics. Learners will play the chord sequence of the song either rhythmically or arpeggiated.  They will also practice singing as part of an ensemble. More able learners can attempt practice playing the notes to the  ‘riff’. The lesson as written assumes students have done some prior work on definitions of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans, though this is included in the starter activity for the lesson.

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