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Lesson M-UVI-L4: Using Music to Remember and Memorialize

Unit VI: Remembrance and the Creation of Memory
Grade Levels: 6–8
Time: 80 minutes

Using the songs “The Rising” by Bruce Springsteen, “United We’ll Stand” by Patricia Welch, and “Imagine” by John Lennon, students learn how music expresses a variety of feelings from sorrow to hope; how music can help heal in a time of tragedy; and about the value of music as a means of remembering and memorializing. (Grades 6–8)