We Didn't Start
the Fire


Billy Joel became engrossed with history in his early teenage years and decided that one day he would become a history teacher. Unfortunately, a career in rock 'n roll sidetracked his youthful ambition. Joel's hit song "We Didn't Start the Fire" is homage to the career that never was for the international music superstar. The song spans about forty years of U.S and can be a wonderful teaching tool for an introduction modern American history.  The goal is to use all the wonderful history tools in the song "We Didn't Start the Fire" and write a two page essay to explain the relationship of each topic you select from each decade

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