Change the Lyrics

Age: Older Teens & Adults

The song “CHASING CARS” is great to encourage students to use their imagination. The activity proposed here is the following: First, students use biographical fragments of information provided by the teacher to talk about the band. Then, they listen to the song and find 10 things that don´t belong in the lyrics. After that, they write their own version of the song and share it with their peers.


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 they writes 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.

 

 

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