This haunting studio recording makes a perfect addition to any classroom playlist.
Lyrics inspire empathy, deepen friendships, encourage loyalty, promote tolerance towards differences. As students learn to understand each other better, they are less likely to fall prey to bad behavior patterns; being mean, acting like a bully. Special is one of our most powerful teaching songs. It's also one of our most popular with choirs.
critical thinking writing prompt, to support any classroom management or social skills program in place, classroom discussions, talent shows, choral performances, behind slide shows, school counseling, teaching compassion, ADD, ADHD, and GATE support, conflict resolution.
Vocalists: Lead vocals are by Jessie Bridges - daughter of actor, Jeff, Skyler Stonestreet - finalist in the Rolling Stone Magazine new talent contest, and Viva Gore - daughter of Martin Gore of the band Depeche Mode. The background choir is made up of students and parents. Discovered on a student's favorite song computer playlist, Special became a grass roots hit at Brown.
Although Special is a song that speaks to all ages, our lesson plan is geared towards grades 4 -6.
Listen to a sample of this special song in the PREVIEW.
Special is a gorgeous and touching choice for choir performances. It is simple to pull off with just a piano and any group of young people fourth grade through high school. It was my own choir's favorite performance song. Both the sheet music and a studio recorded accompaniment track are available in our store. (side left menu)
Other social skills songs that teach with lyrics:
Friendship Song great for team building!--w/lesson plan/lyrics-inspires loyalty
Bullying Prevention song w/lesson plan & lyrics-Empowerment, life skills
Peace make-a-difference song great for empowerment, self esteem, and team building with lesson plan, lyrics
Lyrics and Music copyright Lessia Bonn
I am Bullyproof Music
Lesson plan by Dru Frick
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