Let’s Change The World - Teaches Empathy, Acts of Kindness, The Golden Rule
Let’s Change The World was inspired by a book called, Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed, by Emily Pearson. The students were from Grade 2 & 3 and they wanted to write a positive song that would encourage everyone who heard it to ‘pay it forward.’
I hadn’t read Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed, so our session started with the student’s telling me about the story. Then we started brainstorming ideas that could change the world, and from this list, we wrote our lyrics.
Click here to watch students present Let's Change the World
Let's 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.
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