Anyway, here's my next problem: The next theme I'm looking at is Protest Poetry. I am using:
-" I Hate that Drum's Discordant Sound" by John Scott
- "Sunday Bloody Sunday" by U2
- "Ohio" by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young
- "Fortunate Son" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
- "What It's Worth" by Buffalo Springfield
These are Canadian 15 year olds and I want to give them some information for the political events the above poems are commenting on. Could someone in here give me a brief description of the Vietnam war and why it was such a protested issue in the US? From what I gather, Fortunate Son is about the fact that people could pay their way out of the draft...
Everything I'm finding on the Internet is far too long and complex. I'm sure there are people in this community who have a good working knowledge of the issue. Can you help me?