The resource that I chose for a positive learning experience was a YouTube video. The video is a music video of the song titled, “Love Me Now” by John Legend. The video shows different places in the world that are struggling such as Iraq, Orlando and the Dominican Republic. The song’s meaning is about living in the now and living life to the fullest.
We used it in class to not only integrate social studies but also theme. We were able to apply theme to a different text set besides just a short story or passage.
This fits into my philosophy of teaching because as we were working on finding the theme from this music video we were also building classroom community. The students had to actively listen to each other about their experiences and their connections to the song and the video. It also went along with my philosophy of teaching because it allowed the students to really dig deep with their thoughts and connections in their lives.