This is a thoughtful, highly engaging, and memorable way to ring in the New Year with your high school or middle school students!
This step-by-step two-day lesson plan encourages students to consider what defines their generation and then create their own lyrics to Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire." Every year, this lesson has been a huge hit with my students especially as they (and I) ease back into school following winter break. Your students will appreciate your taking the time to allow them to step back and reflect upon their world.
No preparation is needed for this very memorable activity!
- Step-by-step lesson plan
- Copy of lyrics to "We Didn't Start the Fire"
- Graphic organizers for assignment