Age: Older Teens & Adults
The idea here is to discuss the reasons behind songs, that is, what drives song writers to write certain types of song. They write for many reasons, either to express discontent with a certain topic, which could be a political view, family issues, a broken heart, or a positive experience, instead. In a nutshell, they can talk about anything. Keep in mind that the more engaging your attitude is towards this task, the more engaged students will be. Believe it or not, a lot can be said. However, older teenagers and adults are “hard” to please, and they don’t get excited easily. So, it´s the teacher´s job to give the tone to the activity. For the song IDGAF , after a brief discussion, students will listen to the song and decide how the singer feels, in other words, the reason behind the lyrics. They will also guess the name of the song. In the end, they will write their own song and share them with their peers.