Overview

The lessons in this collection encourage the development of social and emotional skills, including self-awareness and self-reflection, healthy decision making, self-care, navigating intense emotions, and cultivating good citizenship. By listening to the work of artists such as Beyonce, Alessia CaraCharlie Puth and Whiz Khalifa, Tori Kelly, Chance the Rapper, Alan Jackson, and the Black Eyed Peas, students are inspired to discuss the role of community in personal development, the value of community service, the pitfalls of fame, how to navigate issues of identity, new experiences, peer pressure, leadership, grief, and coping with loss.

Lessons

View Lesson

“Here”: Managing Peer Pressure and Anxiety

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: Advisory, General Music
View Lesson

Fame and Judgement in “Funny”

Grades: All Ages, AP/Honors/101, Elementary, High, Middle
Subjects: General Music, Social Studies/History
View Lesson

Negotiating Native Identity through Art and Music

Grades: AP/Honors/101, High
Subjects: Advisory, Art, Social Studies/History
View Lesson

“See You Again”: How We Mourn with Music

Grades: All Ages, AP/Honors/101, Elementary, High, Middle
Subjects: Advisory, General Music
View Lesson

9/11: Country Music Responds

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: Advisory, Social Studies/History
View Lesson

Muddy Waters, the New Kid in Town

Grades: Elementary
Subjects: Advisory, Social Studies/History