Songs of Social Change & Resistance

Dick Weissman, 2010

Teaching Tolerance article on the value of teaching social justice through music Spring 2013

Assignment & Rubric

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The Flobots - "Stand Up" & "Handlebars"

Macklemore - "Same Love"

Guns 'n' Roses - "Civil War"

Rehab - "Graffiti the World"

New Politics - "Dignity"

REM - "It's the End of the World as We Know It"

Blacked Eyed Peas - "Where is the Love"

Bob Dylan - "The Times They Are a Changin'," "Blowin' in the Wind," "Masters of War," "Only a Pawn in their Game," "Hurricane"

Black Sabbath - "War Pigs"

Arlo Guthrie - "Alice's Restaurant"

Pete Seeger - "If I had a Hammer," "Where have all the flowers gone," "Turn, Turn, Turn"/BLind Alfred Reed "How Can a Poor

          Man Stand Such Times"

Charles Alber Tindley "We Shall Overcome"

Guns 'N' Roses - "Civil War"

Toby Keith - "Courtesy of the Red White and Blue"

Pink Floyd - "Anothe Brick in the Wall"

Dead Kennedys - "California Uber Alles"

Rage Against the Machine - "Killing in the Name of"

Nina Simone - "Mississippi Goddamn"

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young "Teach Your Chidlren Well"

Neil Young - "Let's Impeach the President"

Sam Cooke - " A Change is Gonna Come"

Buffalo Springfield - "For What its Worth"

Spiritual - "Down by the Riverside"

John Mayer - "Waiting on the World to Change"

Public Enemy - "Fight the Power"

Merle Haggard - "Okie From Muskogee," "Are the Good Times Really Over"

Coolio - "Gangsta's Paradise"

Saul Williams - "Not in Our Name"

Prince - "Sign 'O the Times"

Twisted Sister - "We're Not Gonna Take It"

Marvin Gaye - "Inner City Blues," "What's Goin' On," "Mercy, Mercy, Me"

Pink - "Dear Mr. President"

Dixie Chicks - I'm Not Ready to Make Nice"

Hank Williams Jr. - "A Country Boy Can Survive"

Gil Scott Heron - "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised"

Bob Marley "No More Trouble"

Darryl Worley - "Have You Forgotten?"

Legendary K.O. - "George Bush Don't Like Black People"

Ani DiFranco

Stevie Wonder - "You Haven't Done Nothin'"

Billy Joel - "We Didn't Start the Fire,"  "Allentown"

KRS One - "Stop the Violence"

John Lennon - "Revolution," "Give Peace a Chance," "Imagine"

James Brown - "Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud)"

Aretha Franklin - "RESPECT"

Green Day - "American Idiot"

Beastie Boys - "RIght Right Now Now"

The Five Stairsteps - "OOh Child"

U2 - "Bloody Sunday"

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