Change the World (Change le Monde) - teaches social responsibility, supportive friendships and how students can be the change they want to see in the world and in their school
Change the World uses music to teach students about the importance of values in a fun and interactive way. The lyric video provides a super convenient way for teachers to incorporate music into the classroom setting. In addition to the video, you get an MP3 of the song and additional support material that includes the story behind the writing of the song, actions, and additional learning activities.
Links to Download the video and MP3 are included in the support material.
Learning Activities - as a class, or in small break out groups, ask students for some examples of how changing their words can change their mindset.
An example from my own life is when someone asks me if I know how to do something that I don’t...instead of just saying no, I always say, ‘not yet.’ It communicates that I am interested and excited about learning how to do things.
Words have power in our lives, and this discussion is fantastic for highlighting the power we have to encourage and build up those around us by students sharing their own experiences.
Some classes host a daily or weekly World Changers Award ceremony. It’s meant to be fun and entertaining while still being meaningful. Students can be nominated by anyone in the class for things they have said or done that made a difference in someone’s day. It focuses their attention on the small practical details that actually make changing the world possible.
Change the World (Change le Monde) is a great resource for focusing students attention, reinforcing the values that create a safe and supportive environment in the classroom as well as making a transition between activities.
Change the World is part of the Songs From Schools series of lessons that use music to reinforce values that I'm sure you're already trying to teach your students. Things like respect, confidence, empathy, being a good friend and creating a safe and supportive culture in the classroom.
These lessons use music to connect learning about values with practical ideas and solutions for situations in the classroom and on the playground. Through singing songs written by students just like them, your class will learn about social responsibility and initiatives like anti-bullying, the Buddy Bench, bucket filling and self-regulation taught through The Zones.
At this time there are 20 lessons featuring songs written with English, French Immersion, and First Nations students from across Canada.
Songs written in French Immersion schools provide a fun way to help your students learn some French words and phrases. The support material includes the stories behind these songs including the interpretation in case you don't speak French.
There are other lessons that feature songs written with Aboriginal students from First Nations communities across Canada that make learning about indigenous cultures fun and exciting.
The lyric videos that are part of the materials provide an ideal learning format for learning words from other languages and cultures, by providing the proper pronunciation that students are able to follow along.
All Lyric Videos Come With Additional
Material To Enhance Each Lesson; Such As:
• Lyric music video [HD Download] *
Watch the video on Teachers Pay Teachers, or Download it to make it easy and convenient to use. (Download Link Included in Supporting Document)
• Lyric videos use big, bright clear fonts making it easy for
your students to sing along as the video plays
• Support material includes the story behind the song and the students and the school where it was written, providing a greater understanding and appreciation
• Many songs have actions that make it fun and interactive and provide a great opportunity for students to move and dance
• There are additional learning activities included for each song, to promote greater understanding and group discussions
• You will also find additional links to live video performances from English, French and First Nations schools as students from across Canada sing these songs
• You also get an MP3 version of the song to make it as easy and convenient as possible to take the music with you so you can listen in the gym, the playground or even the drive home!
You can download the video, MP3, lesson and Behind The Scenes, Stories & Songs of a Nation pdf to make it as easy and convenient as possible to use this material.