Protest Songs: Music of Social Change Unit w/5 Lessons Virtual/Hybrid/In-Person

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6th - 12th, Higher Education
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Hi Everyone!

I am very proud to be a grantee for Teachers Pay Teachers: Teach for Justice Program. Protest Songs: Music of Social Change is a 5 lesson unit that explores protest music and guides students through creating their very own song of social change. I have spent the last few years researching social justice and culturally relevant teaching in music, and I am excited to bring this unit to the TpT platform. I believe music and arts have the power to inspire people to take action and create a world where justice prevails.

In this unit you will find 5 lessons: Intro to Protest Music and Social Justice Discussion, Song Form/Lyric Writing, Chord Progressions, Beat Making/Drum Patterns, and Putting it All Together: Song Production. The unit can be used as an individual or group project. This unit is intended for older students with musical experience, however, the lessons can be scaffolded and paired-down for middle school students.

This unit includes printable and fillable activities for in-person, hybrid, or virtual classroom settings.

Each lesson includes an objective, essential question, and core arts standard. The lesson is written as a step-by-step guide, but still remains flexible based on the needs of the individual classroom. This lesson can be used for in-person, hybrid, or virtual classrooms.

I hope this unit empowers your students to be reflective, take action, and make their community a better place!

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