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        We Sing Out!

        “We Sing Out!” focuses on music’s special significance in learning and the power of music and song to emotionally move and inspire people and movements. The Rivertown Kids write their own lyrics to a song called “We Sing Out!” about how they are “only kids” but they have a voice. The film’s lyrics and accompanying lessons put the current need to address climate change in a historical context of successful social change. Music has played an important role in building movements throughout history. For instance, it was Pete Seeger who taught Martin Luther King “We Shall Overcome” which became the theme song of the civil rights movement. Inspired by the Rivertown Kids, students will write their own songs in preparation for performing them in a school assembly and at town meeting and other public events.


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