Popular Music and Patriotism
Barbara Bush: Religion, Social Issues and Reform
Skill: High School/College
Time Required: One to two class periods
George and Barbara Bush were engaged and then newly-married during the years of World War II and its aftermath. This was the era of Big Bands and swing music. They probably danced to this music and surely enjoyed the patriotic songs.
Music, lyrics, and data about songs is available on-line by conducting a Google search by song title.
This lesson was developed by Bette Brooks, Kent State University.