Anthems and protest songs

Guiding questions 

  • How much more powerful are words when they are accompanied by music? 
  • Why do countries have national anthems? 
  • Why do some national anthems have words whilst others do not? For those that do have words, how would you describe those words? 
  • What effect, if any, does your country’s national anthem have on you? Why? In what situations? 

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Guiding questions 

  • What is a protest song? 
  • What purpose do protest songs serve? 
  • What are some examples of protest songs? 
  • Where/when have protest songs been used to great effect? 

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