Martin Luther King, J.r, U2’s “Pride, In the Name of Love,” Lesson, Video, and Activities

Digital Interactive Notebook

Get ready for your technology infused 21st century classroom! Your common core lessons will be alive with enthusiasm when you bring digital notebooks to your students. #tptdigital

Educational Technology. Mobile Learning. Google Resource. Digital Classroom.
You don’t need to be a teacher in a 1:1 classroom to deliver digital content for your lesson plans and curriculum. Using a teaching text, or instructional web tool – like an online textbook paired with Google Drive, Google Classroom, Microsoft OneDrive, or a learning management system, is an excellent first step to try paperless classroom instructional technology methods.

Elearning promotes differentiation, collaboration, improves overall learning objectives, and student growth mindset, which are proven advantages of using classroom technology.

What are Digital Notebooks?
★Original educational teaching and learning materials delivered by web based file sharing services, operates in the internet ‘cloud’ and allows you and your students to access, edit and print files from any computer or device.

Why use a digital resource?
★Paperless. No printing. No cutting. No glue.
★Can be used in the Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive
★Students work directly in the file
★Preserve ideas and references
★Improve students writing
★Infuse technology
★High engagement
★College readiness
★Access anywhere
★For use on Chromebooks, Android Tablets, and other devices!
★Looks like a traditional paper and pencil notebook
★Happy students
★NEW! OneDrive users can seamlessly use the digital interactive notebooks by following the OneDrive step-by-step visual tutorial.

Teacher Notes…for you
Common Core Standards and Lesson Plan
U2’s “Pride, In the Name of Love” Song Lyrics
U2’s “Pride, In the Name of Love” 2 Video Clips and Background
How to Analyze a Song
Song Analysis Questions
Audience Questions Worksheet
Song Analysis Graphic Organizers (3 pages of breaking down the language and lyrics)

Great to use as a pre-reading exercise to introduce civil rights, Black History Month, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday in January, American Literature, Social Studies, the 1960’s.

This activity can be accomplished in 2-3 class periods; follow-up activities would extend the activity.

Easy! Can be done as a class discussion or in small groups, depending on your preference.

-respond (orally or in writing) to the lyrics, music and video imagery of U2’s “Pride, In the Name of Love”
-appreciate the way in which words, music and images interact to create meaning.
-understand that music and videos can be significant forms of historical and cultural expression.
-recognize the cross-curricular excitement of the arts with social studies and literature.
-comprehend that there may be multiple interpretations of a work of art (including the artist’s).

I love U2. We all need a little Bono in our lives.

Created by Danielle Knight, © Study All Knight, The Knight Stuff, LLC.

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