This lesson plan guides students to hear music in a different way. Instead of just hearing the music, they are guided to listen to the message. Students participate in a close analytical reading of the popular song "Brave" by Sara Barelis to identify the message (lyrics and link to the audio of the song included). Next, students read a nonfiction article (included) related to the same message. As a culminating project, students search for a song with a social conscious to present to the class and conduct individual research for or against that message.
Lesson plans include:
* Objectives and Learning Goals
* Sequence of activities that includes a close analytical reading of the song and article.
* Song lyrics and link to the audio
* Learning scale and rubric