IDGAF

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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June Afternoon

Age: Teens & Adults

“JUNE AFTERNOON” is a fun song about the summer and great to be used for the topic Seasons.

OPTION 1 (Teens): First, students brainstorm the word “summer”. Then, they listen to the song and check whether the words they brainstormed appear in it. After that, they answer a few questions on the topic and finally, they illustrate the song.

OPTION 2 (Adults): First, students brainstorm the word “summer”. Then, they listen to the song and fill in some blanks with rhyming words. After that, they answer a few questions on the topic and finally, they list the new words in order of difficulty.

OPTION 3: (Teens & Adults) Students write about what summer is like where they live.