What an UNBELIEVABLE way to get to know your students at the beginning of the year. First, we listen to the song by Miranda Lambert. Then, we discuss what the song is about. Typically what comes up are topics that are life-long lessons such as being different/unique, understanding that people come from different places, don't judge somebody for how they look/act. I have students write their own essays, and then they create a visual. I then have them present their visual to the class so that we all get to know a little bit about one another. It is a project that can be tweaked as needed. It is a great conversation starter for ANY class at the beginning of the year; however, you can use it for anything.