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Suggested Answers to Discussion Questions for
Learning Guide to THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY


Discussion Questions:

1.  Standard Questions Suitable for Any Film

2.  What are some of musical styles that were combined to form rock and roll? Suggested Response: Blues, hillbilly, boogie woogie, rhythm and blues, bluegrass and country western.

3.  How did "The Beatles" get their name and what does it have to do with Buddy Holly? Suggested Response: "The Beatles" took their name as a parody of and tribute to Buddy Holly's band "The Crickets."

Social-Emotional Learning Discussion Questions:

TALENT

1.  What obstacles did Buddy Holly have to overcome to permit him to show his talent? Suggested Response: He had to get white people to listen to music with a heavy component of what had previously been thought of as music styles of black people (blues, boogie woogie and rhythm and blues). He also had to get black people to listen to white people playing this music.

2.  What did Buddy Holly contribute to American society? Suggested Response: He was one of the originators of a new kind of music that has enriched our culture.

Moral-Ethical Emphasis Discussion Questions (Character Counts)

Discussion Questions Relating to Ethical Issues will facilitate the use of this film to teach ethical principles and critical viewing.


Last updated July 28, 2007.




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