What about Michael Jackson's song, "The Man in the Mirror"? Is there a message there?
I think it is about looking at yourself to make the change you want to see
I like the way you all are thinking. Let's move forward & think about a song that has to do with an environmental topic
Upon listening to the song, "Big Yellow Taxi", the students identified the message of the song. The message was to protect the environment, specifically nature being destroyed for building projects.
The students also reflected on the emotional connection of the song and how it made them feel.
"Big Yellow Taxi"
This is great! I can tell you all did your homework and paid attention to the message.
Let's take it further. Research the song lyrics, author, and era. Is this song referring to a specific event?
Upon research, the students found out the song was first recorded in 1970 by Joni Mitchell. The song was talking about a project that tore down a "paradise-like" plot of land to build a parking lot, hotel, boutique and a night club.
Now let's take what we have learned & apply it. Your assignment is to choose an environmental topic important to you and write a song about it. This will be exciting and we will all share our songs with our class!