"Waiting on the World to Change"

Music is a powerful way to generate student interest in the classroom. One of today's goals was to link the contributions of Reformers such as Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Dorothea Dix and Elizabeth Blackwell to the meaning of the song "Waiting on the World to Change" by John Mayer. Students were asked to relate these lyrics to the work of the people that tried to better American society in the early to mid 1800s. One interesting student insight was that the lyrics are actually calling on people to not wait, but rather look around and right injustices today.
Here's the link to the song:


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