The Power of Nonviolence: Music Can Change the World

Here is a fantastic activity through which class members discover how music has the ability to influence others in a meaningful way. After reviewing selected pieces and modern-day protest songs, learners will research other songs that may connect to civil rights or social change and consider their historical context.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • As an alternative or extra credit assessment, have your class members work in groups or individually to write their own songs encouraging change and social progress
Pros

  • Lesson makes reference to modern songs and will surely engage learners
  • All instructional handouts and reference materials included
Cons

  • None
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