Students love to be able to connect any assignment with MUSIC so let them finally!
To help students understand how Patricia McCormick effectively tells a human trafficking story with a series of moving vignettes, students choose one vignette and compare it to a modern day (or oldie) song of their choice. Similar to a song, a vignette reveals the significance of a single moment.
Students select a vignette that has made them feel a strong emotion. When I read about Pushpa’s predicament for the first time, my heart broke!
Students then choose a song they feel connects closely to their chosen vignette. Students then compare them both by completing a handout.
An example is included on the PowerPoint so students will know how to complete the handout.
The PowerPoint is five slides and the handout consists of a single Word document but the lesson is quite enjoyable!
Many students volunteered to present their comparisons and explain them to the class. We listened to a small portion of their songs and discussed the connections. It was a lovely lesson!
Teaching Patricia McCormick’s Sold has really opened my students’ eyes to the dangers of society and to be more aware of how they should interact with strangers who veil evil intentions with good.
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