"The Man in the Mirror" by Michael Jackson
*We are going back to 1988 this year with a classic song by Michael Jackson.
*The words and message in this song are quite powerful and speak to all humans.
*The discussion that can stem from the video and music can impact all of my students.
*As disturbing as some of the images can be, I think it is important to show our young people that they can reach out, look at themselves, and make a real difference in our world.
*This is one of my favorite MJ songs and am always excited to share it with my writers.
Step One: Watch the video
Step Two: Class discussion about the video and what the message is
Step Three: Watch the video again
Step Four: Listen to the music as we write our reactions in our writer's notebooksMusic Monday Selections 2013-2014 (so far)...
Week Number One: What I Am by Will.i.am
Week Number Two: Proud by Heather SmallWeek Number Three: Roar by Katy Perry
Week Number Four: Dreamer by Chris Brown
Week Number Five: What Does the Fox Say? by Ylvis
Week Number Six: The Rainbow Connection by The Muppets
Week Number Seven: Good Time by Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen
Week Number Eight: Thriller by Michael Jackson
Week Number Nine: Hall of Fame by The Script and Will.i.am
Week Number Ten: Pure Imagination from Willy Wonka & Glee
Week Number Eleven: One Day by Matisyahu
Week Number Twelve: Count on Me by Bruno Mars
Week Number Thirteen: Louder by Charice
Week Number Fourteen: Do They Know It's Christmas by Band Aid
Week Number Fifteen: Do They Know It's Christmas by the cast of Glee
Week Number Sixteen: What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
Week Number Seventeen: Shooting Star by Owl City
Week Number Eighteen: Happy by Pharrell Williams
Week Number Nineteen: Everything Will Change by Gavin DeGraw
Week Number Twenty: The World's Greatest by R. Kelly