Music as the path to peace

A young Cypriot Phd candidate of the Open University of Cyprus who has organised a scheme fostering peace and connection between Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot children is among the finalists for the 2022 Commonwealth Youth Awards.

Fundación Escuelas de Paz: Illustrating the Art of Peace (Colombia)

Fundación Escuelas de Paz plays a vital part in the emerging multi-level and multi-dimensional approaches to peace-making in Colombia by promoting programs that educate youth on peacebuilding through a multitude of projects. One of their current projects is “Music, Art, and Memory: Youths of Meta Transforming the Social Fabric.”

Teaching With Protest Music

Studying the protest music of the past or present can be a powerful and engaging teaching tool for students, whether the goal is to better understand a historical time period, analyze the power of lyrics and poetry, understand forces of social change or respond to current issues. In this lesson, the NY Times provides teaching ideas from The Times and around the web for incorporating protest music, from the civil rights movement to Black Lives Matter, into your social studies or language arts curriculum. It is, however, only a starting point: We hope you’ll suggest additional songs, artists and articles in the comments.

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