Very Touching!!! This song could spark a discussion about immigration, gratitutde & family relationships.
This song "Lovely to Me (Immigrant Mother)" is written and performed by Taiyo Na, a talented artist and teacher who graduated from the Teaching Residents at Teachers College (TR@TC).
Sampling Beethoven's Fur Elise, "I Can" by Nas is an inspirational anthem for encouraging focus, determination and individual expression.
In Lauryn Hill's Doo Wop (That Thing), we see a split screen of life in the sixties and today. Discuss the differences with your students.
In the catchy song, Lauryn Hill advises all people to avoid doing "that thing," what society is pressuring you to do. What we embrace and avoid should be generated from ourselves and not from allegiance to outside forces.