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    This solution offers some popular culture songs to possibly utilize for a writing or music lesson.

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    Activity: Read the SmashMouth lyrics as the song plays. Summarize what the song means in one paragraph using at least 3 quotes from the song to validate.

    Debate element: To encourage speech, teachers can also assign a debate or discussion format.
    Why can't we be friends?
    Why can't we be friends?
    Why can't we be friends?
    Why can't we be friends?
    I seen ya, I seen ya
    I seen ya 'round for a long, long time
    I really, I really
    I really remember when you drank my wine
    Why can't we be friends?
    Why can't we be friends?
    Why can't we be friends?
    Why can't we be friends?
    I seen ya, I seen ya
    I seen ya walkin' down in Chinatown
    I called ya, I called ya
    I called but you did not look around, yeah, yeah
    I pay my, I pay my
    I pay my money to the welfare line
    I seen ya, I seen ya
    I seen ya standing in it every time
    Why can't we be friends?
    Why can't we be friends?
    Why can't we be friends?
    Why can't we be friends?
    The color, the color
    The color of your skin don't matter to me
    As long ...

    Solution Summary

    This solution offers some popular culture songs ideas to employ into a middle or high school classroom to motivate students about the theme of diversity in a short activity that is differentiated. One song also presents an anti-bullying teaching idea.

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