Something to Protest About: the Power of Art to Change the World.

Something to Protest About: the Power of Art to Change the World.

In MYP 4&5 English Language and Literature students are engaged in an interdisciplinary unit, “Something to Protest About: the Power of Art to Change the World.” Students are examining the power of protest music and visual art during the Civil Rights movement in the United States in the 1960s in Language and Literature, The Humanities and Art and Music.

In Language and Literature we are reading a trilogy of graphic novels-as-memoir that recount congressman John Lewis’ life as a Civil rights activist, to be used along with research complete din the Humanities and Art or Music to help draft an open letter arguing for the continued use of Art and Music to advance social justice in the world.

The pictures below show the work students are conducting on the letter to support their views on the use of Arts and Music to advance social justice.

Students are also reading independently; they have a goal to read twenty-five books by the end of this school year!

Text by: Mr. Chris McCarthy

MYP, Teaching & Learning, and Language Acquisition Coordinator| English B Teacher | Grade 6-7 Advisor.

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