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Stand By Me

Secondary, Middle

Description

This music video of the Ben E. King classic “Stand by Me”, features a collaboration of 35 street musicians from around the world bringing a message of peace. The first of a series of videos produced by the “Playing for Change Movement”, this powerful rendition of a well-known standard highlights the belief that music has the power to breakdown boundaries and overcome distances between people. No matter whether  individuals comes from different geographic, political, economic, spiritual or ideological backgrounds, music has the power to build connections. 

General Assessment

Recommendation of how and where to use it

This would be a powerful introduction to any geography or social studies class that will ask the students to examine their own roles and responsibilities as citizens in a globalized world. It can be used to encourage discussion and provide opportunities for students to express and clarify their own beliefs.

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Themes Addressed

  • Citizenship (1)

    • Community-Building and Participation
  • Human Rights (2)

    • Cultural Diversity
    • Social Justice