So I've just been approved the chance to build my own class next year centered around "Modern Literature: Film and Music" (general description, basically whatever I want to do), and I'd like to brainstorm some ideas as to how I can go about building the curriculum for the class. It's going to be a semester long course that I teach twice, in the Fall and Spring and will probably contain mainly Juniors and Seniors in high school. I have relative free reign in terms of the content that I teach, so long as I can back it up as being educationally relevant, which I am pretty good at doing. My initial idea for the course was the focus on the 60s-present, mainly discussing trends in popular culture coupled with literature that can go with the art. I enjoy the idea of focusing the class on "Protest Art" or rebellion, the push back against the sociopolitical norms of the different eras (Hip Hop, Punk, French New Wave, Horror etc.). I'm open to any and all suggestions in terms of texts, artists, albums, films etc. that may be relevant to the course. In addition, I'm open to suggestions on how to shape the course. In my mind, chronological makes the most sense as many of the genres/styles of art are direct reactions to what came before/what was happening in the moment. As the year gets closer, I might delete this thread or ask to move it to the Supporters Forum in the slight chance that a student could stumble upon it. Any help you give is greatly appreciated!