This Civics opener looks at the idea of social responsibility through two different songs. Student examine how the tones of each song send a different message when it comes to ownership and acceptance of responsibility for events in our country and world. I show both music videos before they begin working on the assignment to help them connect and to see visually how each song represents various topics.
This activity is a great way to start off your Civics or Global Studies class. This activity is longer than most of my openers since you watch 2 music videos but I tend to only spend 15-20 minutes on this activity.