Looking to engage your students with the current music coming out of their headphones? This collection of lessons features contemporary pop music as an entry point into a wide variety of topics. Use Beyoncé to introduce the United Nations and the transatlantic slave trade. Teach Greek mythology with Coldplay and the Chainsmokers, or the relationship between music, identity, peer pressure, and memory with Charlie Puth and Wiz Khalifa, Alessia Cara, and The Black Eyed Pea’s Taboo.