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Gilgamesh wrote:I play songs every week in my class. I hand out the lyrics, they listen and even sing the songs and then we discuss what it means. They're not very good at the discussion part but it does open up other topics of conversation. I'll also show videos of the song and the kids try and tell me what they like and don't like about the video.
Some of the songs we've done:
Sweet Child of Mine - Guns and Roses
Knocking on Heaven's Door - Antony
Hey Hey My My - Neil Young
Seminole Wind - John Anderson
Someone Like You - Adele
Come Talk To Me - Peter Gabriel
Video Killed the Radio Star - The Buggles
I've done a bunch more and I even let them pick some songs that we can look at. It's a small class (only four kids around 12 -13 years old) and the mere fact that they're willing to sing these songs in class amazes me. We started doing this because it's a two hour class and everyone was getting bored. I asked them what they would like to do and they wanted to do something with music.
Luckily, my school leaves me alone and I can do pretty well anything I want. The music gets the kids talking (and singing) and they think the class is a little more interesting than just looking at the book.
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