Don’t Drink the Water by Dave Matthews Band
This song is about the Europeans “finding America” and basically taking credit for it even though they approached the Native Americans who were clearly already settled. This song also shows how the Europeans tried kicking the Native Americans out.
Freedom by Paul McCartney
This song was written after the 9/11 attacks. It just talks about how we deserve to live in freedom and we will not have that taken away from us.
Heartbeat by The Fray
This song was written about Rwanda coming back to life after the genocides. The lead singer said “We were in Rwanda, standing around in a circle, just thinking and somebody was talking about watching this country come back to life. And [as I was holding hands with a refugee woman,] I felt her heartbeat. I couldn’t figure out if it was hers or mine, it was just an epic moment of realizing that the country was coming back to life in spite of every effort to kill it.”
I think incorporating music into lessons is really helpful because they are a good representation of emotions and songs are a lot easier to remember rather than lectures.